Tag Archives: CPU-Z

CPU-Z 1.60 Released

Pretty much right on schedule, Frank Delattre has released CPU-Z 1.60, which has support for some new and upcoming processors from both Intel and AMD, including the Ivy Bridge and Trinity lines. Here you can see the CPU tab report … Continue reading

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CPU-Z 1.59 Released

One of my favorite free tools for getting some processor and memory specific information from a Windows computer (whether is is a laptop or a database server), is CPU-Z.  It gives you a lot of very useful, accurate information about … Continue reading

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CPU-Z 1.58 Released

Version 1.58 of the very useful utility CPU-Z was released on June 24, 2011. Originally (and still) popular for bragging rights in the PC hardware enthusiast community for proving how much you had been able to overclock a particular processor, … Continue reading

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A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day – Day 7

For Day 7 of this series, I will talk about the incredibly useful CPU-Z utility, which is available for free from cpuid.com. The latest release of the tool is version 1.57, which came out on February 18, 2011. I always … Continue reading

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New Version of CPU-Z (1.57) has Been Released

On February 18, Franck Delattre released version 1.57 of the very useful CPU-Z Utility. Here is a list of the new features: Intel Xeon “Westmere-EX” support GPU frequency report on Intel Sandy Bridge processor AMD Zacate/Ontario processors support Report TDP … Continue reading

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Is CPU-Z Risky To Run on a Production Server?

There was a conversation on Twitter recently (with the #sqlhelp hashtag) about whether it was completely safe to run the popular CPU-Z utility on a Production database server. The questioner was concerned about possible instability or even a Blue Screen … Continue reading

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Another Example of CPU Throttling Due to Balanced Power Plan in Windows Server 2008 R2

Here is another example CPU throttling from someone who had a server running with the default “Balanced” Power Plan in Windows Server 2008 R2 (which works the same way in Windows Server 2008).  As you can see in Figure 1 … Continue reading

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Intel Processor Information

Here is a small collection of links to tools for measuring and evaluating mobile and desktop processors, along with some marketing hype from Intel about Sandy Bridge. CPU Reviewer Kit for Intel Sandy Bridge Intel Processor Comparison Tool How to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Windows Power Plans for Server Performance

This is a subject I have written about a couple of times before, here and in much more depth here.  Much more recently, fellow SQL Server MVP Brent Ozar (blog| twitter) has also blogged about this subject.  I thought I … Continue reading

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