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Win95 showing wrong CPU

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I've just installed a new motherboard, and CPU ( previously I had a 486dx4 100)  I now have a Cyrix p166+

The correct processor show up at boot,   but in Windows 95
under the Control Panel System window  the procesoor is still showing as 80486

How do I change this?
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billogle earned 50 total points
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You don't.  This is a common renderning for the Cyrix chip.  Because, when interigated by WIN95, a pentium is not found, the system assigns it as a 486.  This does not affect performance, just a dig from Microsoft and Intel.  I am running a 200+ and have 166+'s and 150+'s and all are the same.
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by:tinybear
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OK.  So we have a bit of sarcasm from Microsoft eh.
I should have known.
Thanks
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