How can I tell what generation CPU I have?
You can check to see what processor is installed in your system by looking at the system properties of the computer. You can access the system properties screen by pressing the Windows () key + Pause/Break keys at the same time. You will see a screen similar to the one below.
The number underlined in red below will indicate the generation version of your processor.
Intel i5- 5 200U - Intel i5 5th generation processor
Intel i5- 6 200U - Intel i5 6th generation processor
Intel i5- 7 200U - Intel i5 7th generation processor
Intel i5- 8 200U - Intel i5 8th generation processor
Intel i5- 9 200U - Intel i5 9th generation processor
Intel i5- 10 35G7 - Intel i5 10th generation processor