not Cereal Posted February 7, 2003 Share Posted February 7, 2003 ok, so i am looking to upgrade my widows computer. hell, anything is better than the 486 i run now. god its awfull. but it does the job, it runs my lexicon editor and thats all it does. i WOULD like the ability to run MESA on it though, and the 486 can barely draw the scree let alone run the app. so i found a deal on these p2/400 w/128mb ram. pretty dirt cheap, and a definate improvement over said 486/66. but what i want to know is this; how do i check the cpu speed/type with a running widows computer? i ask because we have a lot of widows machines at work (i'm at work now) and if i could get a machine that ran as good (or close) to the one i am on now that would be fine. remember - no audio requirements. i am on what i thought was a p2/366 but i think they upgraded it without me knowing. when i restart it has a p3 splash screen, but i cannot find the cpu speed info ANYWHERE. i always thought you would go to the SYSTEM control pane and it says the info i want right there. at least the aptiva does, it says PENTIUM@166MHZ but on this machine i just get this: Shea Technologies GenuineIntel x86 family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3 127.0mb ram um, 127mb ram? WTF is that? what is this machine? its plenty fast for me to use for hardware editors which is all i want to do with it. i'll leave my 2 macs to do the real work :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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