Processor speed. How to find it?

How do I find the processor speed on Windows machines. 95,98,ME, 2000 and XP.

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waffleironheadCommented:
try a reboot of the computer and look for it in the bios post..
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iokiopeAuthor Commented:
How do I stop the BIOS post to check it. It all happens so fast. Is there another way?
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waffleironheadCommented:
most bios show a press "some key" to enter bios...
f8 f10 del or such
alos try going into the control panel and ;loking under
system
the general tab will show
COMPUTER
THEN
as mine says
x86 family 6 model 7 stepping 3
get info and do a search on net for model
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mrcicpCommented:
when post screen appears you will have an option to enter set up, usually by pressing delete or F1, do this and look for your CPU speed in the setup screen, different for every BIOS but usually under 'CPU configuration' or similar. If you are not used to navigating the BIOS just make sure you change anything, or if you do accidently then dont save what you did, choose 'exit without saving' to get out of that set up screen If it is not listed, it isnt always, then you can get a diagnostic program like Sisoft Sandra, this will be available from different sites, for free, depending on where you live but do a google search for 'Sisoft sandra download' and you will find it. In some operating systems with some chips you can also just right click on 'My Computer' and go to properties and it will give you a brief system summary there, including chip speed, hope this helps, Mr C
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mrcicpCommented:
when post screen appears you will have an option to enter set up, usually by pressing delete or F1, do this and look for your CPU speed in the setup screen, different for every BIOS but usually under 'CPU configuration' or similar. If you are not used to navigating the BIOS just make sure you change anything, or if you do accidently then dont save what you did, choose 'exit without saving' to get out of that set up screen If it is not listed, it isnt always, then you can get a diagnostic program like Sisoft Sandra, this will be available from different sites, for free, depending on where you live but do a google search for 'Sisoft sandra download' and you will find it. In some operating systems with some chips you can also just right click on 'My Computer' and go to properties and it will give you a brief system summary there, including chip speed, hope this helps, Mr C
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GUEENCommented:
If you have Microsoft Office installed you can use msinfo32

http://www.ntfaq.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=15138

Go to start |  run  and type  msinfo32
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waffleironheadCommented:
also in win2k and possibly other win's go here
start menu
programs
accessories
system tools
system information
should show processor inf followed by a ~xxx where xxx is proc speed

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iokiopeAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.

Sandra is reliable

Thanks
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GUEENCommented:
Yes that is msinfo32 = thanx waffleironhead
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