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How to Find Your Computer's Specifications

When you’re thinking of installing a new program or buying a new computer, you’ll first want to make sure that your computer’s hardware is powerful enough to meet your needs. That will help you make sure that your computer runs smoothly and gives you the best performance.

Whether you’re running Windows 7, Windows 8, or OSX, you can find your computer specs in just a few quick steps. Let’s walk through the process.

Windows 8 and 10

When in Windows 7 and 8, we’ll start in the Control Panel to find our computer specs. You can find the Control Panel in the Start Menu. Once in the Control Panel, click on System and Security.

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From System and Security, click on System.


On your System page you will see your first bit of information! Here you can find information about your computer's processor, the processor speed (listed as GHz), and the amount of Ram.


Once you have that information, click on Device Manager up at the top left.

In your Device Manager you’ll see Display adapters (about five options down on the list). Double click this and see what is listed below. This is your Graphics card.


With this information, you’ll be able to find out if the system you are looking at is powerful enough to run the program you want.


Please note: Macs are not compatible with our software at this time.

Need Help?

If you’re having trouble finding your computer’s specifications, just get in touch with our support team. You can reach us via email at or call us at 800-778-8996. We’ll help you figure out if your system is ready to run our pool and landscape design software. And if you’re buying a new computer, our support team is happy to offer recommendations--just get in touch.


Noah Nehlich

About the author: Noah Nehlich

Noah Nehlich is the founder of Structure Studios. As an entrepreneur, investor, and tech company enthusiast, he’s into everything 3D. With two decades of experience building the design software that pool and landscape designers use, Noah’s goal is to improve lives through 3D experiences.

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