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Windows 7: Why do some programs show the type of my CPU as Core i3?

03 Jul 2012   #1
a cooperator

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
 
 
Why do some programs show the type of my CPU as Core i3?

Hi,

When I check over my processor with some programs, I have noticed some of them show the type of my CPU as Core i3, the other shows as Core i5

What is the problem?







Any comments would be quite greatly appreciated


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03 Jul 2012   #2
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Sounds like fauxware to me.
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03 Jul 2012   #3
a cooperator

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
Sounds like fauxware to me.
Thank you so much indeed, I am sorry I didn't understand what you meant with 'fauxware'
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03 Jul 2012   #4
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Fauxware (n): from the latin "Faux" meaning "not authentic" and "ware" being a platform. It's a useless application.
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03 Jul 2012   #5
a cooperator

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Poimetheus View Post
Fauxware (n): from the latin "Faux" meaning "not authentic" and "ware" being a platform. It's a useless application.

You mean the information which Wizard PC gave is not reality.

If so, then Which information can I trust, CPU or Wizard PC? I was sure that CPU core i5, but I am a little confused with this.
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03 Jul 2012   #6
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

If you want to know what your machine is packing: Hit the windows button, and right click on COMPUTER, then click PROPERTIES.
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03 Jul 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You are comparing two applications. One from 2010, and one that's updated very often. The older ones don't always detect newer hardware properly that was released long after the software.
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03 Jul 2012   #8
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

There is a newer version of CPUz out. 1.61.
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03 Jul 2012   #9
a cooperator

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-64bit.
 
 

Yes, I know that,
But with these programs, especially the Wizard PC I could see many things I couldn't see them during Windows system and also even I don't recognize that these specializations are available on my computer.

Simply because there are not any utilities with win 7 enable us to show what specialization their computers have.

You said to click on 'My computer' then right click on COMPUTER, then click PROPERTIES.

I know this well, but unfortunately this shows nothing like what has amazed me with the Wizard PC.

Could you please let me know how can I update it, because I have a version 2010 '1.95', and also there isn't any option for 'check for updates'


I am quite delirious from those who invented these things, How much brain do they have?
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03 Jul 2012   #10
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

How about using PCWizard 2012? > CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

That way it works properly.
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