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Checking processor spd

By rilisgomez ·
Just go an entry level job as PC support and for
the life of me I can not remeber how to check processor spd on w98, xp, and w2k. Being new, I am afraid to ask for anybody here. pleaseeeeeee,
can sombody hlp me.....THanks

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by CG IT In reply to Checking processor spd

well quick and dirty answer is control panel, system. The system properties page will list the processor speed and amount of RAM.

The BIOS is a better place to get processor speed as it is where you set the processor speed [e.g. for AMD socket 462 Durons run at 100 mhz x2 multiplier and Athlons/Athlon XP runs at 133 mhz x2 multiplier, Bartons run at 166mhz x2 multiplier. Some boards default to 100 mhz x2 multiplier as a saftey measure and you have to increase to the appropriate speed. Those settings are then reported to the O/S during the BIOS to O/S handoff boot.

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by marianolteanu In reply to Checking processor spd

Press WIN-Pause, where WIN is the key between CTRL and ALT that looks like Windows logo. There you'll see info about your computer: processor, memory.

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by dryflies In reply to Checking processor spd

You can also go to "my computer" right click and select properties.

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by gstratton In reply to Checking processor spd

Also this handy little program can be put on a usb stick or floppy.
excellent program.

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by sleepsalot In reply to Checking processor spd

You can get a real good program called aida32 from it is free and works with any os or machine. It will tell you just about everything you need.


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by caestelle In reply to Checking processor spd

Another cool program...CPU-Z, it is a free download at:

This will tell you almost everything you need to know about the processor, cache, mainboard, memory and more. It does not need to be isntalled, it can just be thrown on a floppy/cd/thumb drive and taken wherever.

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