OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

The full-form of an OEM is ” Original Equipment Manufacturer .” An OEM is a company that manufactures or develops things that other companies sell. In the computer world, they can be referred to both hardware and software .

Most computers include components that are manufactured by multiple companies. For example, Dell does not make all its components for a Dell laptop . While these companies design their computers, at the same time, they use many different manufacturers’ components in their system.

For example, a Dell laptop may have an AMD processor and a Samsung SSD. AMD is the processor OEM and Samsung is the OEM of a storage device. The iMac may include an Intel processor and Micron RAM . In such a case, both Intel and Micron are respective OEMs.

Knowing which OEMs provide components for your computer can be very helpful when you are replacing or upgrading parts. From this you can ensure that you are applying the correct match of the original part to your device. At the same time, if there is any type of issue then you can also use another manufacturer. The only thing to know is whether those hardware specifications are supported by your system or not.

If you want, you can see OEM information in both Windows and macOS for which you will have to use System Information app.

In Windows, you can open this app by just typing Msinfo32.exe that too in the “Run” field of the Start Menu. You can also locate this app by / Programs \ Accessories \ System Tools \ System Information.

At the same time in macOS, you have to select “About this Mac” from the Apple menu, then click System Report… which will open the System Information app. You can also locate it in / Applications / Utilities / System Information.app.

OEM Software

OEM software refers to programs that are bundled with a computer system. This includes applications and utilities that have been developed by many different software developers and are installed in a system before selling it.

It can refer to an operating system, such as Windows, which is installed in a PC. Users can also create their own PCs, they can also buy and install an “OEM license” with Windows in their own custom system.

This term OEM is also used for many industries. For example, auto manufacturers may include multiple OEM parts in their cars and trucks. For example, an Acura can have NGK spark plugs and Bose speakers, while an Audi’s Bosch spark plugs and Bang & Olufsen speakers.

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