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    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 ;
    Family_15_Model_2\_6
    Family_15_Model_4\_0
    Family_15_Model_2\_0

    How can I decipher the Processor model from these?

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    You could try downloading/running CPU-Z

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    @Michael - That was going to be my next step. I dont want to really install anything on the servers.

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    There is a version on their site that doesn't require installing.

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    That's right, just run the .exe

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    A quick google reveals it's possibly a Pentium 4, Northwood. A later P4 but still, that's getting pretty old now.

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    Right click on 'My Computer' and click 'Properties', does that display any more information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_ View Post
    Right click on 'My Computer' and click 'Properties', does that display any more information?
    No tried that. I think I will give CPUID a go tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    How can I decipher the Processor model from these?
    From the command prompt, run this...

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    wmic cpu get name
    No need for CPU-Z.

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    Yeh the wmic command is DAMN handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    From the command prompt, run this...

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    wmic cpu get name
    No need for CPU-Z.
    Weirdly, that shows my i5-2400 as being an Intel Pentium III Xeon

    +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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Weirdly, that shows my i5-2400 as being an Intel Pentium III Xeon
    Not sure what's going on with yours, but every computer I have run that command on has returned the correct processor name.



    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    +1 for CPU-Z though
    I agree. CPU-Z is a very handy little program.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    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.
    Well, GPU-Z is fairly similar, albeit for a different part


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    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.
    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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