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how to detect CPU type

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by etaf, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. etaf

    etaf Moderator Thread Starter

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    I have an old PC and have just had to clear the BIOS, since it had a password on it and I could need to reset.

    however, i did not take a note of the cpu speed ans assumed it would auto detect, but having read the manual, you have to set the clockspeed otherwise you get a default speed.

    its an old cpu
    motherboard is a P51430TX Titanium 1B+

    The bios has a speedeasy setting to change the clock speed from the default 100mhz, but i dont know what cpu i have......

    can i run some software to detect the cpu type ???
     
  2. Piringa

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    Yeah if your running windows you can just type in the run command dxdiag. This will execute the program we all love The Direct X Diagnostics tool.

    Go to start, run then type dxdiag or dxdiag.exe

    Another great tool by WINDOWS. Screw MaK's and their atractive gui's and hardware. Ill stick to my noisy square box thank you very much.
     
  3. etaf

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    tried this, but i think it just outputs the bios settings .
     
  4. GwizJoe

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    I'd bet it is probably a Socket 7,Pentium 233...
    Try downloading and running AIDA32 (Enterprise,or personal edition).This will tell you everything about your system.
    http://www.aida32.hu/aida32.php

    You could always pull the chip and read the info that is printed on it,if you are seriously concerned about running the unit before being correctly configured.
     
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