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15th May 2012, 02:49 PM #1
identify processor name
Ok this may be a silly question and the answer may be staring me in the face but I cant see it!
I have 7 Servers for which I am trying to identify the Processor name. I need this to use the APC UPS product selector so I can get the correct UPS for the Servers.
They are all HP Proliant Servers that have been in the school some time (I am new in the job). For all but the oldest 3 I can easily get the name ie Intel Xeon E5345 but for the 3 when I look at the properties of the processor in the Device Manager all I can see is ;
How can I decipher the Processor model from these?
15th May 2012, 02:56 PM #2
You could try downloading/running CPU-Z
15th May 2012, 03:00 PM #3
@Michael - That was going to be my next step. I dont want to really install anything on the servers.
15th May 2012, 03:05 PM #4
There is a version on their site that doesn't require installing.
15th May 2012, 03:06 PM #5
That's right, just run the .exe
15th May 2012, 03:09 PM #6
A quick google reveals it's possibly a Pentium 4, Northwood. A later P4 but still, that's getting pretty old now.
15th May 2012, 03:21 PM #7
Right click on 'My Computer' and click 'Properties', does that display any more information?
15th May 2012, 03:50 PM #8
No tried that. I think I will give CPUID a go tomorrow.
Originally Posted by Chris_
15th May 2012, 04:20 PM #9
From the command prompt, run this...
Originally Posted by fiza
No need for CPU-Z.
15th May 2012, 04:34 PM #10
Yeh the wmic command is DAMN handy.
15th May 2012, 04:42 PM #11
Weirdly, that shows my i5-2400 as being an Intel Pentium III Xeon
Originally Posted by Arthur
+1 for CPU-Z though - as said, you don't even need to install it and it will give you your answer in 2 minutes, including the time to download it (assuming your school doesn't run on a 33.3k modem still)
15th May 2012, 06:46 PM #12
Not sure what's going on with yours, but every computer I have run that command on has returned the correct processor name.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
I agree. CPU-Z is a very handy little program.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
15th May 2012, 06:54 PM #13
Although there are other methods of displaying the CPU name, I prefer CPU-Z as it's so detailed - including the multiplier, clock speed, bus speed. It's all there. There's nothing else quite like it.
15th May 2012, 07:10 PM #14
15th May 2012, 09:40 PM #15
Got a vbs that reads the processor description or title from a specific registry key which is basically the same info as the wmic command returns but do agree with regards to cpu-z or similar utils that shows other info. I remember having to use WCPU-ID but dont think that they carried on supporting it so doubt it would be any good on a server OS
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