CPU-Z is a well-known among experts freeware to collect all necessary information on the most important components of your system, like characteristics, identification, and performance.
Data collected on CPU
* Name and number.
* Core stepping and process.
* Core voltage.
* Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
* Supported instruction sets.
* Cache information.
Data collected on Mainboard
* Vendor, model and revision.
* BIOS model and date.
* Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
* Graphic interface.
Data collected on Memory
* Frequency and timings.
* Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect): vendor, serial number, timings table.
In terms of the information collected for the system, you will be shown the Windows and DirectX versions.
Install and Remove
* Unlike the earlier software releases, the new version of CPU-Z includes an installer. The installation offers several advantages in comparison to the stand-alone version:
* The installation creates program entries in the start menu and on the desktop.
* It installs the right binary (x32 or x64) depending on your system.
* But, actually, you can choose the installation or portable version of the utility:
* Setup version: http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.69-setup-en.exe
* Stand-alone version: http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/cpu-z/1.69-en.zip
* If you decide to use portable version, choose the right revision (32-bit or 64-bit).
* Run the setup executable file, and let it guide you for the installation process.
* You can remove the program either from the Add or Remove Programs window (from Settings, Control Panel), or choose Uninstall CPU-Z from Start menu, Programs, CPUID, CPU-Z.