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Chapter 1. Desktop Annoyances > PROCESSOR ANNOYANCES

PROCESSOR ANNOYANCES

IDENTIFYING A PROCESSOR

The Annoyance:

I need some real processing speed to run a CAD program. How can I check the current processor make and model before deciding on an upgrade?

The Fix:

Open the System control panel (Figure 1-13). For example, my Toshiba Satellite uses a Pentium 4 2.8GHz processor. However, sometimes the System Properties reports nonsense like "Family 6 Stepping 5." This makes it almost impossible to make heads or tails of the particular processor.


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