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My bios shows pentium III
My windows-system settings show it is pentium III

BUT I know my machine patheticlly slow compared to some machines with the same configuration...

How to know for sure 100% that my system has a pentium III 450 and not a pentium II 450 or any other ..without opening the box ??--(warranty becomes void )


Also how to measure processor , mother board or RAM performance ?

Is there a software to measure computer harware performances ?4


I used discover pro on my machine (supoosedly pentium III) and another which has AMD K5 MMX

the amd ran faster according to the test cl;ocking 555 mhz against pentium --whcih clocked 450 only

In fact the pentium III is on 44O BX intel mother board and 128 MB ram //


Please tell me whether I have been cheated or NOT ?

btw what is overclocking -- using overclocking is it possible to CHEAT a pentium II to be a PENTIUM III


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>My bios shows pentium III
>My windows-system settings show it is pentium III

Then it _IS_ a PIII.  Neither the BIOS nor Windows will have trouble detecting the diffrerence.  Both PII and PIII have the CPUID instruction which tells definitively what it is.

I'll point out that the performance differences between a PIII 450 and a PII 450 are virtually unmeasureable.  So if you system is slow, it's NOT due to it being a PII 450 vs. a PIII 450 anyway.

There are MANY performance measuring tools.  My favorites are the WinBench tools from PC Magazine/ZD Labs.  Get it from their web site.

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