Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Have i5 but device manager is displaying a Xeon in system devices?

12 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM
Have i5 but device manager is displaying a Xeon in system devices?

I have just installed my new Intel i5 3570K, and everything was running great until I reformatted my hard drive. When I first booted up I turned off the option to auto download drivers because I wanted to instal my INF before my GPU auto installed. Worked fine until I restarted and then the windows update was saying that it had successfully installed some drivers along with the Xeon Processor
I've also noticed that my WEI went from a 7.6 to a 6.9 for the CPU score, if that means anything. Sorry if this is very vague and doesn't make much sense; I am very tired. Any help with deleting and re-installing the right drivers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

MOBO is a ASRock h77M

EDIT: Just talked to a friend the driver is correct, but that doesn't explain my poor performance in games, and my WEI going from the 7.6 to an 6.9. performance in games is significantly lower than before I reformatted.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Xeon processers are basically the same as the i5 and i7 except they support ECC memory. Xeon = server, i5 = Desktop/Laptop. Xeon's have many threads as opposed to i5's core speed.How that relates to your problem I don't know unfortunately.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM

Could I safely just uninstall the drivers from device manager and then reinstall the INF?
EDIT: I have updated the BIOS and I will see if that fixes the problem. Will also run a CHKDSK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Have i5 but device manager is displaying a Xeon in system devices?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
System Devices show no drivers installed in Device Manager
In Device Manager, I notice several devices under System Devices that have no drivers installed. Direct Memory Access Controller High Precision Event Timer Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller - 1C22 Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 244E Numeric Data Processor...
Device Manager : Hidden Devices
How to Show and Access Hidden and Ghost Devices and Drivers in Device Manager This will show you the devices and drivers from programs you no longer use, it will free up some disk space, not to mention help resolve potential conflicts between drivers that are no longer needed. You do not...
Audio USB Devices showing under Other Devices in Device Manager
Hi! I have two USB audio devices that I cannot seem to properly install drivers for. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & KORG MicroKONTROL I am in communication with both product tech support teams but so far they have not offered a successful solution. As the same issue is occurring with multiple...
Hardware & Devices
Unknown Device in Device Manager/Show Hidden Devices
I have a Toshiba laptop, model L505-ES5018. I had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on here, but decided to reformat my hard drive using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. After the reformat was finished, I ran Windows Update and it found several items to download and install for me. I noticed...
No devices in device manager.
Hey there, When I open my device manager it doesn't show any devices. I've searched several websites but can't seem to find a solution for windows 7 Ultimate that works. Someone have a idea on how to solve this problem? Kind regards, Asterix058
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+