ah, another offtopic. hope you guy don't mind... =================== Processor Family: 6 Stepping : 3 Model : 7 =================== (i ran a program called "CPUID" on my computer and that's what i got... I would like to know what those mean...
This is from the Intel site. While it doesn't explain what each actual number means, it it a description of the terminology. Perhaps if you dig around the site, you can find your specific processor. http://support.intel.com/support/processors/tools/frequencyid/cpuidtab.htm Family Message This classification indicates the Intel processor generation and brand. (For example, the PentiumŪ III processor is a sixth generation processor.) Model Message The "model" number identifies to Intel the processor's manufacturing technology and design generation. This information is occasionally needed when communicating with Intel to determine the processor's internal designation. Stepping Message The "stepping" number indicates design or manufacturing revision data for production Intel processors. This classification may be needed by Intel in determining the processor's internal design or manufacturing characteristics. :)
I think of them as version numbers. :)
Is the same as:
=================== Processor Family: 6 Stepping : 3 Model : 7 ===================
...but that's just me. :)
thanx. just checking to see if i actually got ripped off ;)