The extensive number of computer hardware devices of various types make it difficult to know everything about the topic. Fortunately, there are some programs that collect extremely detailed data in a snap, presenting it to the user in a readable, plain way.
CPU-Z is probably the best, the most effective and popular application allowing its users to identify the hardware installed in their computer, such as the CPU, chipsets and RAM memory. It should be kept in mind that these are not just the rudimentary pieces of information, but rather very detailed data including the code name of the processor, the types of connections used in it, the technological methods used to make it or its standard tension.
Apart from these facts, we can also easily find out the clock rate of a CPU, a CPU multiplier and the size of cache. With CPU-Z it is also possible to get the information about the motherboard – apart from the model and the manufacturer, the program displays detailed data about the chipset, the version and model of BIOS, etc, etc. The program informs the users about their RAM memory – the type, the speed, model and manufacturer, date of production, and so on.
The application is updated very often, so you can be sure that even the newest CPU models will be recognized by CPU-Z.
CPUs recognized by the program:
Intel: Pentium, Pentium MMX, Pentium Pro, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium III-M, Pentium IV, Pentium IV-M, Pentium M, Pentium D, Pentium XE, Pentium Dual Core, Core Solo, Core Duo, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Celeron (P2/P3/P4/PM/CL) and Xeon (P2/P3/P4/C2D/C2Q); Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Core i7 Extreme; Itanium, Itanium 2;
AMD: Am5x86, K5, K6-2+, K6-III+, Athlon (4, XP, MP), Duron, Geode LX, K6, K6-2, K6-III, Sempron (K7/K8), Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2, Turion, Opteron, Athlon FX, Phenom, Phenom II, Athlon II;
VIA: C3 (Samuel, Samuel2, Ezra, Ezra-T, Nehemiah), C7, C7-M, Nano (Isaiah);
Transmeta Crusoe: TM3200, TM5400, TM5500, TM5600, TM5800;
Chipsets recognized by the program:
Intel: i430TX, i440LX, i440FX, i440BX/ZX, i810/E, i815/E/EP/EM, i840, i845, i845E, i845G, i850/ E, i845PE/GE, E7205, E7500, E7520, i852, i855, i865P/PE/G, i875P, i915P/G, i915PM/GM, i925X/ XE, i945P/PL/G/GZ, i945PM/GM/GT, i955X/XE, P965, Q965, G965, GL960/GM965/PM965, i975X, 5000X/P/Z, 5400A/B, P35, G33, G31, Q35, Q33, X38, Q45, X48, P45, X58, P55, H55;
VIA: Apollo VP3, Apollo Pro, Apollo Pro +, Apollo Pro 266, KX133, KT133(A), KT266(A), KT400(A), KT600, P4X266(A), PT880, PT880 Pro, K8T800, K8T890, K8T900, P4M800CE, P4M890, P4M900, CX700/VX700;
NVIDIA: nForce, nForce2, nForce3, nForce4, nForce4 SLI Intel Edition, GeForce 6100/6150 (nForce 410/430), nForce 520/550/560/570/590, GeForce 7050/7100/7150, 650i, 680i, 740i, 750a/780a, 750i, 770i, 780i, 790i, MCP79/7A ; ION
ATi: RS350, RS400, RS480/RX480, RS482, RD580/RX580, RS600/RD600, RS690, RS700, RD790
SiS: 645, 645DX, 648, 648FX, 649, 655FX, 655TX, 656, 662, 735, 756, 761GX, 760, 760GX, 755, 755FX, 741, 741GX, 671/FX/DX/MX;
AMD: AM-751, AM-761, AM-762 (760MP), 780G, 790GX;
RAM recognized by the program:
SDR, DDR, DDR2, FB-DDR2, DDR3, RDRAM (Rambus)
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