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