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System Information Software

CPUZ for CPU, Mainboard, Memory, Graphics Information

SUMMARY: Display detailed information about your system CPU, mainboard, memory, and graphics with CPU-Z.

CPU-Z, from the same maker of PC Wizard, is a freeware application for Windows that displays information about your CPU, mainboard, memory, graphics, and other system information.

Displayed information includes your CPU name, cores, and bus speed; cache sizes and descriptors; the mainboard manufacturer, model, and chipset; the BIOS brand, version, and date; the graphics interface, GPU name, and speeds; the memory type, size, and speed; and the Windows version.

Displaying detailed information about installed memory via CPU-Z

A report can be saved as a text or HTML file on your system for further analysis. You can validate your results online, see the records in CPU and RAM frequency, and view charts and statistics of CPU-Z users such as CPU usage (Intel vs AMD), number of cores, and processor type by company.

Sample statistics of Intel-based CPU-Z users

You can download CPU-Z from the following website. Note that 32-bit and 64-bit versions exist with and without an installer, and a version for Windows 98 exists without an installer.

CPU-Z: http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

CPU-Z Validator: http://valid.canardpc.com/

This tip was written regarding CPU-Z v1.5.2. Features, information, and screenshots for other versions may vary.

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