stevemasonshadow stuurde me naar een artikel bij Tom's Hardware Guide over Intel's eigen Frequency ID Utility. Als je een Intel CPU hebt en je dit proggie wilt gebruiken, klik dan hier om te downloaden.
I'm sure most of you out there have heard of the nightmares that CPU manufacturers and system integrators face in regards to counterfeit CPU's. By counterfeit I'm talking of CPU's that are remarked to reflect a different speed or CPU model that the part wasn't intended to be. Why would someone bother to do this? There is a simple reason. The company that remarks these CPU's can collect more money for their remarked parts by selling them as higher speed parts. Most computer nuts are all in favor of multiplier-clocking CPUs. However, they would be extremely upset if they went and purchased a CPU with the idea of over-clocking it a bit when in fact the part is really a 300MHz CPU marked as being a 450MHz. Unfortunately, remarked CPU's will probably always be a part of the computer industry. Although Intel can't control the remarking of CPU's, they have provided a clever CPU Frequency ID Utility that can provide the user with a report of what their CPU actually is.