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Message 1869 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 13:04:19 UTC

Example: AMD Athlon(tm) MP 2200+ Pentium


what's a amd athlon pentium??

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Message 1957 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 15:58:02 UTC

I think BOINC just grabs the same processor string that you can see if you go to your "My Computer" icon, right-click, and select "Properties". The first tab there shows the processor type Windows -thinks- you have near the bottom.

If Windows thinks you have an "AMD Athlon Pentium", that's what it will tell BOINC. Check those properties and see what it really says there.

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Message 2064 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 19:16:25 UTC

I was curious about this myself, so I downloaded the source code.

After a bit of searching and guessing which module contained the "CPU identify" code, I found MPBroida is exactly correct.

On Windows systems the code calls a built in function of the O/S to get a string.

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Message 2078 - Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 19:43:31 UTC

The answers in this thread are mostly correct. There is one point that is missing though. The athlon processors run the same pentium instruction set. I would expect in the future that intel processors will say something like intel-64, A64. Since the A64 instruction set is the one that windows will recognize.

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