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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Windows question - CPU speed
From: "gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman)" <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 13:44:41 -0500 (CDT)
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oftentimes, systems like that have a "Hit Tab to show system msgs."...  on
my BIOS (probably a bit older than the one you're working with) it has an
option to show/hide that msg, but hitting Tab still works...  you could
also try ESC...  afaik, those are the 2 most common keys...

On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Ryan Claycamp 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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