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Can CPU-Z Be Wrong?

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  • Device Manager
Last response: in CPUs
June 15, 2009 6:45:58 AM

Hey guys, I've seen some reports of CPU-Z getting things wrong, particularly with the CPUs. Just to be clear: if you really want to know what your CPU is, do you rely more on CPU-Z, or Windows Device Manager?

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a b à CPUs
June 15, 2009 7:16:49 AM

I rely on the CPU and what is etched on the CPU.
June 15, 2009 9:57:49 AM

When deciding between CPU-Z or Windows Device Manager, CPU-Z gets my vote every time. It is generally correct, though sometimes with ultra-new CPUs it needs an update before the info is updated in the program.
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a b à CPUs
June 15, 2009 10:57:17 AM

CPU-Z is usually reliable but the frequency of new chips and chipsets being released, there can be issues.
a c 173 à CPUs
June 15, 2009 11:22:51 AM

Updated CPU-Z, by all means.
June 18, 2009 5:52:21 AM

I don't understand Kraynor, I know CPU-Z only get things wrong when its database isn't updated, but how can MS Windows get it wrong?