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Determine processor spead w/o rebooting

By sumner ·
Does anyone know how to determine the processor speed of a ?9x OS without rebooting and watching it come up in the boot sequence and without the need for third party software to accomplish this?

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by dmiles In reply to Determine processor spea ...

You can type msinfo32.exe in the run command,or look in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Hardware\Description\System\Central Processor\~MHZ

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by sumner In reply to Determine processor spea ...

These answers work for an NT machine but unfortunately not for ?9X.

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by gmscne In reply to Determine processor spea ...

go to Start, Run and type DXDIAG.
If that doesn't work, go to Start, Run and type WINMSD.
Either or both of these will tell you processor speed.

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by gmscne In reply to Determine processor spea ...

Oops, winmsd is only on the NT system,
for 98 use DXDIAG which will work if you have DirectX installed.

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by sumner In reply to Determine processor spea ...

Unless there is a direct correlation with such things as stepping, etc these do not give the megahertz speed of the processor on a ?9X machine. Thanks for the try.

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by gmscne In reply to Determine processor spea ...

Just go to Start, then Run, and type DXDIAG.
It will tell you the processor SPEED right on the FIRST page displayed. It has nothing to do with stepping. Didn't you try it?
LOOK AT THREAD 52534.
It's exactly the same as your question.
http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=52534

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Determine processor spead w/o rebooting

by gmscne In reply to Determine processor spea ...

This works on 95 and 98. Don't try to say it doesn't. Copy and paste the above link for proof.

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by gmscne In reply to Determine processor spea ...

And you don't determine the speed of an OS, you get a speed for the CPU in the computer. An OS is software which runs on the computer.

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Determine processor spead w/o rebooting

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Determine processor spea ...

First off I want to thank you for your effort. My question was poorly worded. Of course I meant the speed of the machine - not the OS. Yes I did try your answer and no it did not give the megahertz speed of the processor, however it does give theprocessor ?type? such as Pentium 111. I am wondering though if this is a function of the BIOS. On some machines you do not see the processor speed even on boot up. Sorry too the thread has been withdrawn. Don?t give up. I?ll leave this open for abit. I?ll keep trying the DXDIAG on every machine I touch to see if I find one that it works on.

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by gmscne In reply to Determine processor spea ...

Ok maybe your DirectX didn't show the speed but if you upgrade the DirectX, maybe it will, unless it's a function of your bios like you say, but I doubt it.
What thread has been withdrawn? It's not 52534 because I tried it last night and I tried itafter reading your reply and it worked both times. Just edit the last 5 digits in your location box and it should take you right there.

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