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Does anybody know how to find processor information, primarily processor speed information, in Windows98?
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Ssystem information tool
AIDA32
http://www.aida32.hu/aida32.php
As of March 24, 2004 we have decided to discontinue the development project that we all know as AIDA32. Development of AIDA32 has been started years ago, and the project went first public in April 2001. AIDA32 has become the de facto standard for both home and corporate system diagnosis and network audit, winning several awards including "Freeware Product of the Year" by Support Alert newsletter in December 2002.

You still download it from here
http://www.aida32.hu/download/aida32ee_393.zip

The following is what the author of AIDA32 recommends
Freeware system diagnostics, hardware monitoring, benchmarks

Lavalys EVEREST Home Edition: http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?page=product&view=1 
Motherboard Monitor by Alex van Kaam: http://mbm.livewiredev.com 
Panopsys CPU-Z: http://www.cpuid.com 
ScienceMark 2: http://www.sciencemark.org 

Commercial system diagnostics, network audit, benchmarks

Futuremark PCMark04: http://www.futuremark.com 
HWiNFO & HWiNFO32 Hardware Analysis: http://www.hwinfo.com 
Lavalys EVEREST Professional: http://www.lavalys.com 
SiSoftware Sandra 2004: http://www.sisoftware.net 
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Belarc Advisor
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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by:LucF
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Hi dlangman,

This tool will give you that and even more you want to know about your system:
http://www.aida32.hu

Greetings,

LucF
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by:CrazyOne
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Start > Run dxdiag.exe

will also give you this info
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by:compfixer101
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if none of those work this definetly will check when computer starts up it will say

also right click on my computer icon click properties

it should tell you


other wise use directX like crazyone said
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by:dlangman
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directx did not word in all cases, sometimes it would display all information except the clock speed. I would like the clock speed. Does anybody have any idea how to ensure that the clock speed is included. Is this a Windows setting?

The 'My Computer' properties have the same restriction (no clock speed). I have tried to check it out when the computer starts up but if it has a fast processor, this screen goes by too fast. Anyway to stop execution on that screen?
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by:radomirthegreat
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Go to the BIOS and disable all IDE devices from booting.  The screen will stick and either tell you that no boot devices were found or it will just stay.
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by:CrazyOne
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Any one of those utilities I posted will show the clock speed.

BTW I have yet seen dxdiag fail to list the clock speed under the general tab.
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A couple of more:

CPU/RAM ID programs:
http://www.sysid.subnet.dk/
http://www.cpuid.com/




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by:3v1lj1m
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right click the my computer icon and it will tell you teh processor speed and amount of memory...
cheers
:)
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by:CrazyOne
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>>>it will tell you teh processor speed

Not in Windows 98
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by:3v1lj1m
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yah
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hit the pause key it pauses the pauses the screen when boot til another key is hit usauly the enter key
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