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Hi,

I am trying to determine the clock speed of one of my customer's
CPUs. I am helping her over the phone and don't have direct access to her
computer. She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to the System
Control Panel and tell me what it said.

It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.

Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?

Thank you,
JD
 
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On Thu, 27 May 2004 20:48:23 GMT, "Joe Delphi"
<delphi561@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote:
>
> I am trying to determine the clock speed of one of my customer's
>CPUs. I am helping her over the phone and don't have direct access to her
>computer. She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to the System
>Control Panel and tell me what it said.
>
>It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.
>
>Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?

Why don't you get her to download CPU-Z? It's a very small download a
couple of hundred K IIRC, and doesn't need to be "installed" to be
run. It will tell you most things you will need to know about her
system.



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In article <rustc.13757$be.4223@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>, Joe
Delphi <delphi561@nospam.earthlink.net> writes
>Hi,
>
> I am trying to determine the clock speed of one of my customer's
>CPUs. I am helping her over the phone and don't have direct access to her
>computer. She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to the System
>Control Panel and tell me what it said.
>
>It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.
>
>Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?
>
Is this customer a home user?
If you need more system info I would recommend Belarc Advisor. It is
free for your user at home (different commercial use permissions) and
the Computer Profile Summary is one html page with good headings so that
a useful amount of system information can be gleaned easily for you by
any inexperienced user.
http://www.belarc.com/Download.html

HTH
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This person is too inexperienced to download anything from the Internet, and
I cannot do it for her due to her setup.

I was just hoping that someone could translate the message for me.

Jim


"Roger Hunt" <test@carewg.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:rlGwfWAp4qtAFw1a@carewg.demon.co.uk...
> In article <rustc.13757$be.4223@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net>, Joe
> Delphi <delphi561@nospam.earthlink.net> writes
> >Hi,
> >
> > I am trying to determine the clock speed of one of my customer's
> >CPUs. I am helping her over the phone and don't have direct access to
her
> >computer. She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to the System
> >Control Panel and tell me what it said.
> >
> >It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.
> >
> >Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?
> >
> Is this customer a home user?
> If you need more system info I would recommend Belarc Advisor. It is
> free for your user at home (different commercial use permissions) and
> the Computer Profile Summary is one html page with good headings so that
> a useful amount of system information can be gleaned easily for you by
> any inexperienced user.
> http://www.belarc.com/Download.html
>
> HTH
> --
> Roger Hunt
 
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"Joe Delphi" <delphi561@nospam.earthlink.net> writes:
> I am trying to determine the clock speed of one of my customer's
>CPUs. I am helping her over the phone and don't have direct access to her
>computer. She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to the System
>Control Panel and tell me what it said.
>
>It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.
>
>Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?

A minute of googling for
+"x86 Family" +"model 8"
provides the answers.

Model 8 tells you that this is a Pentium 3, it looks like there
were some very late mobile Celeron's that were also called
Model 8 but it sounds very likely that hers is a vanilla PIII.

Model and stepping don't tell you the clock rate. But you might
guess this was in the 500Mhz range, or perhaps a little better.
 
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On Thu, 27 May 2004 20:48:23 GMT, "Joe Delphi"
<delphi561@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote:

>Hi,
>
> I am trying to determine the clock speed of one of my customer's
>CPUs. I am helping her over the phone and don't have direct access to her
>computer. She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to the System
>Control Panel and tell me what it said.
>
>It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.

Funny but with Win98SE my System Control Panel shows only "Pentium(r) III
Processor" This is a PIII 450 which the Intel Utility shows as Family:6;
Model: 7; Stepping: 3; Revision E.

>Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?

If you want the speed, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool will tell approximate
MHz: Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Information. Then
click on Tools/DirectX Diagnostic Tool.

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"Joe Delphi" <delphi561@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote :

> Hi,
>
> I am trying to determine the clock speed of one of my
> customer's
> CPUs. I am helping her over the phone and don't have direct access
> to her computer. She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to
> the System Control Panel and tell me what it said.
>
> It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.
>
> Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?

p3, something around 800-1000mhz
maybe celeron, but I'm not sure, my P3 600 is model 8 stepping 1
just ask her to type 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' in the console :pPP



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I have Win 98, and the System Properties panel says "Pentium(r) II
Processor", and I have a Pentium III. :)

Joe Delphi wrote:
>
> She is running Windows 98 and I asked her to go to the System
> Control Panel and tell me what it said.
>
> It says: x86 Family, model 8, stepping 3.
>
> Can someone translate this to "Pentium x, xxx Mhz or xxx Ghz"?
 
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In article <40BE28D9.9F37AE46@Early.com>, NoSpamForWalt@Early.com
says...
> I have Win 98, and the System Properties panel says "Pentium(r) II
> Processor", and I have a Pentium III. :)

Good grief, Walt! Get with the program! ;-)

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Well, I have a new P4 Prescott, 1G RAM, XP Pro system sitting
on my lab bench. As soon as I have 100+ hours free here at work,
I can move my apps and data over, and retire the P3 system.

KR Williams wrote:
>
> Good grief, Walt! Get with the program! ;-)
>
 
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In article <40BF1942.EB74E113@Early.com>, NoSpamForWalt@Early.com
says...
> Well, I have a new P4 Prescott, 1G RAM, XP Pro system sitting
> on my lab bench. As soon as I have 100+ hours free here at work,
> I can move my apps and data over, and retire the P3 system.

I hear that! I was just twitting ya! Fortunately I got my boss
(had to go to a VP, but I had BS longer than my arm) to get me a
decent laptop three years ago. It still works. I'm fighting my
new home system now (replacing a 5yo system).

BTW Walt, three-oh was yesterday. Me be gold.

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