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Tell the speed/MHz of a CPU/machine

Posted on 1998-01-13
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The W95 Control Panel/System icon tells the CPU type (80486 or Pentium, etc.) and the amount of RAM on the PC. How does one tell the speed/MHz of the PC?
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by:cfrericks
ID: 1122916
Immediately when you start your computer, the black screen that loads windows (dos) says "CPU at -mhz".  You should be able to tell by that.  
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by:daigh
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Not all PCs show that.
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mlr earned 100 total points
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Intel, AMD and Cyrix all provide small utilities to give exact specification/identity of one of their cpus. If you know which brand it is, go to the respective website and grab the utility (they're tiny - the intel one is 8k big).

Hope this helps.
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by:rmarotta
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Yes they do, even macs do.  When you start your computer every piece of hardware is checked and they say what they are.  I know all of the major companies like intel, cyrix, and amd do this on startup with their processors.  You might have to look and guess.  AMD and Intel say "CPU at -mhz".  I have a cyrix and it says 486/dx4/100.  You sort of have to think about that one.  It means it's a  486 machine with a 100mhz processor.
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by:cfrericks
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Use wintune 98 from www.winmag.com 
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by:JBURGHARDT
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- WinTune works quite well for me. It told me for sure the MHz number for the laptop I am currently using.
- hwinf suggested by rmarotta is not a Windows program, not very convient to reboot. Didn't bother to try.
- The suggestion given by mlr is good, but it takes a while to search and locate the programs.


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