CPU-Z

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CPU-Z
CPU-Z icon.png
Developer(s) CPUID
Stable release 1.70 / July 18, 2014; 42 days ago (2014-07-18)
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Android
Size 1.43 MB
Type System profiler
License Freeware
Website www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

CPU-Z is a freeware system profiler (system monitor) application for Microsoft Windows (for all versions from Windows XP on) and Android that detects the central processing unit, RAM, motherboard chipset, and other hardware features of a modern personal computer, and presents the information in one window.

Use in overclocking[edit]

CPU-Z 1.55 with overclocked processor under Windows 7 beta

CPU-Z is more in-depth in virtually all areas compared to the tools provided in the Windows OS to identify various hardware components, and thus assists in identifying certain components without the need of opening the case; particularly the core revision and RAM clock rate. Most recently, a graphics card tab has been added. It has an unusual ability to directly detect hardware features, such as the ability to access, read, and display the SPD data from memory modules. The ability to document clock speed makes it an important tool for motherboard overclockers, as a way of proving the CPU speeds achieved by various experiments.

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