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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