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, 52 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 at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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