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    Default How to check what GPU and processor you have

    Hello,

    I have told many people that if they are going to fold on GPU, I'd tell em: "What GPU do you have?" And they reply:
    "How do I check what GPU I have?" I usually respond, and I'll tell my answer in this thread, right here.

    Checking your GPU

    Vista/7

    To check your GPU (Graphics processing unit) go to start, and type in "Device". Then click on Device Manager.



    Now click on the little right arrow pointing to Display Adapters.



    It should display the name of your GPU. And thats how you find out what is your GPU! If you plan to fold on GPU, post your GPU and I'll tell you if it's compatible with Folding@Home GPU and I'll tell you if it's good.

    On to, checking your processor!

    Checking your processor/CPU

    You know those intel i5, i6 and i7 cores? I bet few people on JV have them but some processors fold pretty good. If you want to check what your processor is, follow my steps.

    You can also check your GPU from here by going into the Display tab.

    Go to start, and type in "dxdiag"




    Click on it, and it should show your processor.



    The red rectangle shows where your processor is.
    And there you go! Thats how you check your processor! If you do check it, please post EXACTLY what it says after "Processor:".

    Windows XP

    Checking your GPU

    This is how you check your GPU (Graphics processing unit) in Windows XP.

    First, go to Control Panel, and click switch to Classic View.

    (I'm using a Virtual Machine to make the XP guide possible).



    Double click on System, and click on the tab that says "Hardware".



    You should see a tab that says Device Manager. Click on it.

    Now, Device Manager should pop up. Click on the + sign next to Display Adapters.



    It should tell you your GPU.
    And thats how you check your GPU in Windows XP! If you plan to fold on GPU, post your GPU and I'll tell you if it's compatible with Folding@Home GPU and I'll tell you if it's good.

    Checking your processor/CPU


    This is exactly the same thing as the Windows Vista/7 guide.

    Go to start, and click run.

    Type in dxdiag.



    Click enter.

    Now it should show your processor.



    And there you go! Thats how you check your processor in Windows XP! If you do check it, please post EXACTLY what it says after "Processor:".

    Any questions? Feel free to ask!

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    Last edited by 1BM35; 18th August 2011 at 09:23 AM.
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    Bump.
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    That's CPU, not GPU silly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIDS View Post
    That's CPU, not GPU silly!
    I really think your not being serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BM64 View Post
    I really think your not being serious.
    No srsly


    The GPU is the graphics card...not the processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SQUIDS View Post
    No srsly


    The GPU is the graphics card...not the processor.
    If you read, I make a part how to check your GPU, and another part on how to check your processor/cpu.

    GPU stands for GRAPHICS PROCESSING unit.
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    thank you so much

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    Thanks, nice guide.

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    Go to the display tab on dxdiag it tells you there what your GPU/Graphics chip is.
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    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
    Any good?
    And
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processer 1.86GHz, ~1.9GHz
    So, any good?

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    when i reinstall ill check -.-

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeGod View Post
    ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
    Any good?
    And
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processer 1.86GHz, ~1.9GHz
    So, any good?
    Not really. I'd think you'd struggle to get even 300 points per day with that.

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    AMD Athlon (tm) II Dual-Core M300 (2 CPUs,) ~2.0 GHz

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    What about
    Intel(R) 82945G Express Family Chipset
    and
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0 GHz
    Are they good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeGod View Post
    What about
    Intel(R) 82945G Express Family Chipset
    and
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0 GHz
    Are they good?
    The Pentium M is I think a socket 775 where as the above pentium is a socket 478 pentium so no you're taking a leap backwards in processor technology and socket bandwidth. However keep in mine every single CPU and GPU folding is one step closer to a cure.
    1. Phenomx4 945@3150 4GB Kingston HyperX DDR2+XFX ATI HD5870+Thermaltake Ultra 120 Extreme+250+CFM Delta120mm fan
    2. Athlon64x2 AM2 6000@3300 Epox AF570+ultra/g 2G Mushkin DDR2 800+EVGA GTS250
    NIXONFolding 24/7. Folding CPUs till they bleed!!! <Get yo Slack on nuggahk!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by usb hub View Post
    Go to the display tab on dxdiag it tells you there what your GPU/Graphics chip is.
    I'll add that

    EDIT: @Noble 1, ask the nikc or ambient, I only know more about Nvidias and ATIs
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikc10 View Post
    Not really. I'd think you'd struggle to get even 300 points per day with that.
    i hardly get any points a day...

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    <pht> :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1suck64 View Post
    <pht> :3
    Go spam somewhere else.
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