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Can you fool/counterfeit on cpu-z? (cpu/processor)

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February 23, 2012 3:18:29 PM

Hello,

im curious to know if you can fool cpu-z. The reason I ask is because I am going to buy a computer that will have an overclocked cpu/processor. However the reason I ask this question is because I will be using cpu-z to make sure that I am buying what they have told me. They say It will be an overclocked i7 2700k that they are selling me, but I have reason to believe they are just saying it will be a i7 2700k when it truly will be a i7 2600k, I am not quite sure how to check what cpu/processor I will truly have so after doing some research I believe cpu-z will help...

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February 23, 2012 3:59:44 PM

are you buying it from a reputable company?

why buy a 2700k instead of a 2600k?

what reason do you have to believe they are lying to you?
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February 23, 2012 4:34:16 PM

+1 mcnumpty23

While I have seen a number of screenshots that have been Photoshopped I dont know if anyway that a person could change the code that is read in CPU-z to see which processor is being used. Simply download and run a fresh install of CPU-z. The Intel® Core™ i7-2700K and the Intel Core i7-2600K are not new processors that CPU-z might not be updated to cover.

Christian Wood
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February 23, 2012 4:53:07 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
are you buying it from a reputable company?

why buy a 2700k instead of a 2600k?

what reason do you have to believe they are lying to you?



I'd like to talk to you about a bridge I own.
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February 23, 2012 4:57:22 PM

learningisfun said:
Hello,

im curious to know if you can fool cpu-z. The reason I ask is because I am going to buy a computer that will have an overclocked cpu/processor. However the reason I ask this question is because I will be using cpu-z to make sure that I am buying what they have told me. They say It will be an overclocked i7 2700k that they are selling me, but I have reason to believe they are just saying it will be a i7 2700k when it truly will be a i7 2600k, I am not quite sure how to check what cpu/processor I will truly have so after doing some research I believe cpu-z will help...


You can get a verification code thats used by overclockers to prove that its real, its the validation piece on the last tab. Have a play with, I think its used to confirm records etc. so its probably not broken.
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February 23, 2012 5:00:50 PM

ram1009 said:
I'd like to talk to you about a bridge I own.


sorry i cant afford it this month

i am still paying for the eiffel tower i bought last time
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February 23, 2012 5:14:56 PM

whole system try speccy
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February 24, 2012 12:27:21 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
are you buying it from a reputable company?

why buy a 2700k instead of a 2600k?

what reason do you have to believe they are lying to you?


The company is highly reputable and respected in the community of company's that build music computers. I am just a paranoid man that wants to make sure I get what I pay for. I want the 2700k for overclocking reasons. I read a lot about the fact that the 2600k and 2700k are suppose to be the same chip but the 2700k is a higher binned CPU. Now I don't know if that's true but its only a 15$ difference from a 2600k to 2700k threw this company and I don't mind spending and extra 15$ if it means there's a higher chance of having a better quality cpu.

Now I know a lot of you want to slap me in the face for thinking this way :kaola:  , but I just would rather spend that 15$.
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February 24, 2012 9:23:15 AM

if its only $15 more then fair enough

i am quite cynical myself

but to think a highly reputable and respected company would go to the lengths you are asking about to try and

disguise a 2600k as a 2700k is a step too far :D 

not sure its even possible to do it anyway it would take interfering with the cpu at a hardware level which

probably only intel themselves would be capable of
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February 24, 2012 9:31:09 AM

Why not just build your own and make sure everything is correct? If you are that paranoid why not make sure everything is to your liking?
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February 24, 2012 3:06:50 PM

That would be disastrous. I have never built my own computer before. The company I would be going threw has years of experience and they also do a lot of customized tweaks that would benefit me.
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February 24, 2012 5:51:14 PM

building your own is not for everyone

although its not actually that hard to do as long as you know all your parts are 100% compatible

its when you push the power button for the very 1st time and it doesnt work properly that the fun begins--thats

why there are forums like this :D 

but you can save yourself a lot of money compared to what some of these companies charge

so its personal choice--learn to do it yourself and get the satisfaction of doing it--and the frustration

or pay extra to have some one do it for you
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February 25, 2012 1:01:42 AM

mcnumpty23 said:
building your own is not for everyone

although its not actually that hard to do as long as you know all your parts are 100% compatible

its when you push the power button for the very 1st time and it doesnt work properly that the fun begins--thats

why there are forums like this :D 

but you can save yourself a lot of money compared to what some of these companies charge

so its personal choice--learn to do it yourself and get the satisfaction of doing it--and the frustration

or pay extra to have some one do it for you


Well, I think what I will do is for this adventure go threw the company.

However after a couple months I will probably save some money to build another computer for experimental reasons, then I will have some fun!
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February 25, 2012 2:39:11 AM

Then again your user name is learningisfun, so why not learn how to build a computer! :D 
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February 25, 2012 5:54:44 AM

amuffin said:
Then again your user name is learningisfun, so why not learn how to build a computer! :D 



LOL I will, after some more reading... :) 

Anyone have a great link to an awesome tutorial on how to build a computer with your own hand picked components? Something fairly recent would be nice not an old tutorial if possible....but I'll take what I can get :) 

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February 25, 2012 6:53:32 AM

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/288241-13-read-post...
Over in homebuild, if you read through the guides and post a prospective build, then we can tweak as needed and despite the occasional ribbing, most on here are very helpful people so relax and we'll see what you can learn here :) 

@Mcnumpty, so glad I missed out on that ebay auction to you now, plus my modding plan changed and the eiffel theme wouldn't have really fit in :p 
Moto
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February 25, 2012 7:14:54 AM

Since you have picked your parts we can start off with part 2 of the newegg how to build a computer tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls I strongly suggest you build a system yourself than paying an extra 200-400 dollars for a system they will build for you.
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February 26, 2012 9:42:26 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
you can use other software as well as cpuz

this is free for 30 days

http://www.lavalys.com/

I think everest doesn't work with Sandy Bridge CPU's. At least it didn't with my i5 2500k but than again maybe was an old version.
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February 27, 2012 6:48:20 AM

Duzzi said:
I think everest doesn't work with Sandy Bridge CPU's. At least it didn't with my i5 2500k but than again maybe was an old version.


must have been an old version

works fine with my 2600k and gives tons more info than cpuz
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January 19, 2013 4:27:43 AM

Best answer selected by learningisfun.
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