Cpu identification

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goodguy
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Cpu identification

Post by goodguy » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:18 am

Hi. Can anyone tell me how to spot a fake cpu. They are doing the rounds on ebay and a few other sites at very low prices.

I know that some hard drive manufacturers let you check the serial number and can tell you how much is left on the warranty

so some sort of checking is available, i was wondering if that applied to cpus.

I recently purchased a flash memory stick and it read 16Gb, but actually only held 1Gb, so these things can be hacked into.

Can the same be done to cpus.

Thanks!!

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Re: Cpu identification

Post by Darkstar » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:20 am

you could probably find the numbers on the manufacturers website, intel has a spec finder page;

http://processorfinder.intel.com/Help.aspx

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Re: Cpu identification

Post by Sowser » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:24 am

When buying anything (particularly on e-bay) follow the old axiom, "If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is."
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