How to find out what my machine is!?

By resu ยท 4 replies
Jun 27, 2007
  1. hi

    i have a computer at work .. as i am an architect i need a powerful machine with good gfx power etc
    the machine i have been given is a few years old which i dnt really mind
    its got 2x 3ghz pentium 4s
    a reasonable gfx card asfar as i know (havent been able to push it to hard yet)
    but only 512 ram!!!!

    i dont understand why its got such a small amount of ram.
    so im trying to push for at least another 512 or even a stick of 1gb then eventually (a few months time when my work load increases) another couple of gig.

    anyway as my computer is also used a print server for a couple of printers 512 just wont cut it as i usually end up with about 80mb of ram spare :(
    because i have a steady flow of prints through my computer i cant turn it off to check the ram type by eye etc
    so i was wondering is there a way to check the fsb of the computer through windows?
    ive heard that pentium 4 3ghz were 800mhz fsb ... but i dont want to just go on that

    thansk for your time
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    download and use CPU-Z. IT's free.
  3. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    sweet .. ill give it ago now :D

    thanks for the quick reply
  4. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 172

    cool the ram i need is pc3200 apparently so ill have a chat about ordering some more.
    altho i did get a confusing result.. when the computer boots up (black screen) it shows two processors running at 3ghz
    in control panel>system it shows 2 processors or to be more precise two clock speeds 3ghz and 2.99ghz
    i opened the case this morning only to be greeted by one processor.. so what is it
    cpu-z is showing 1 core and 2 threads ... what am i running lol :D
  5. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    my dads pc shows 2 processors of 3ghz and 2.99ghz, if there's only one in there then it sounds like a dual core
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