CPU-Z: freeware detection software

Here’s an amazing piece of freeware software for identifying your PC’s CPU, motherboard and memory: CPU-Z.

CPU-Z screenshot

CPU-Z runs on just about any version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 to XP, and beyond (including 64-bit versions); and gathers the following information:

  • Processor name and vendor
  • Core stepping and process
  • Processor package
  • Processor current core voltage
  • Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier
  • Partial overclock detection
  • Processor features, including supported instructions sets.
  • L1 to L3 cache information : location, size, speed, technology.
  • Motherboard information : name, vendor, BIOS, chipset, memory, AGP.
  • Memory information : size, type, timings, specifications.

Perfect for finding out exactly what kind of RAM upgrade your Mum’s PC might need, for example. I’m betting on PC133 SDRAM, based on what I think the motherboard is: a SiS 730. Answers on the blog tomorrow. (I just know you can’t wait!)

Update: Monday 25 July 2005
Mum’s PC is now safely back here in Edinburgh. I’ve unscrewed the case, removed the memory module and … drum roll … it’s a PC133 SDRAM DIMM Module.

Well done me.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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