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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Windows question - CPU speed
From: "John Alexander" <johnalexander@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 10:36:25 -0500
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You can only tell the type of processor from within 9x. Go to the properties
box for the computer system, by either right-clicking on 'My Computer' on
the desktop, or double-clicking 'System' in the Control Panel. The
information on processor type is on the 'General' tab, in the lower-right


-----Original Message-----
From: discussion-bounce@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:discussion-bounce@xxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Benjamin F. Bunck
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 10:19 AM
To: discussion@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Windows question - CPU speed

I've noticed this about new windows machines.  I was looking at a friends
laptop, and I couldn't find cpu speed/type anywhere!  One solution (probably
not the optimal one, but a solution  nonetheless) is to download and install
some benchmark software.

Try SiSoft Sandra, which you can get at tucows:


On Tuesday 03 July 2001 09:56 am, you wrote:
> This isn't a Linux question and it isn't pressing, but I thought I would
> throw it out anyway.  My brother got a company laptop as part of his
> job.  He is curious what the CPU speed is; doesn't need to know, but would
> like to. It is a proprietary laptop, Gateway I think, and has a nice logo
> cover up the POST screen so you don't see the usual start-up
> information.  Under Linux it would be a simple 'more /proc/cpuinfo|grep
> MHz' and I would have it.  I couldn't find the CPU speed anywhere in
> Windows.
> Here at work, running NT, I searched the registry for mhz and found the
> speed under
> hkey_local_machine/hardware/description/system/centralprocessor/0.
> However, when I got home, I discovered the same key doesn't exist under
> Win98.  Does anyone know of a way to find out the CPU speed under Windows
> 98?  It is not a pressing issue and next time I see my brother I will take
> a Linux CD with me, however, it should be possible and I am probably
> looking in the wrong place.
> Thanks,
> Ryan
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