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Do I have a Pentium III or IV?


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zowiemagic

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I'm looking for a DVD rewriter for my AMD Athlon (m), 1.10 ghz, 512 mb RAM and the one I'm interested in requires a Pentium IV or better. I have no idea whether or not my machine is the equivalent of a IV. Might anyone be able to help this novice :whistling: out?

Also, could anyone recommend a decent DVD rewriter or are such product recommendations allowed on the site? Any and all help is vastly appreciated... Thanks! :blink:

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Hi - try using SIW, You can download it from http://www.gtopala.com/siw.exe and its free, simply click the icon to start the program (No instalation needed) then select the CPU Info icon in the left hand column

I use a Pioneer DVD 111 writer here and never had any problems with burning, the writer previous to this was also a pioneer !, Non of these writers have let me down .

Edited by Saracen, 13 September 2006 - 05:03 PM.

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did you try right click on my computer and select properties

look under general tab

give the exact model and model number and ill find it for you the information
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Thanks, Saracen, for the tip on siw.exe. I just downloaded it and was blown away with all the info it provided me. The CPU is an AMD Athlon ™ XP... which unfortunately still doesn't tell me much :blink: I'm sorry... Maybe I should just assume it's the equivalent of a Pentium III... or is there something else I should be looking for?

Thanks, Rushin1nd, for your suggestion, but when I looked under Properties,/general tab, all it told me was that it was an AMD Athlon ™ XP... no model or model number.... :whistling: The machine's about 3 or 4 years old, if that helps...
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Sorry I misread your original question ! I thought you was after what chip you had inside. Im unsure on the exact specific equivalent but I would say that it is the equivalant in general to a P4.

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look on back of your computer you should see a black patch with your computer info
even configuration number

Edited by rushin1nd, 18 September 2006 - 11:02 PM.

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If the processor is a Athlon 1.1 G (no XP on it) it is equal to a intel p3, but if it is a Athlon XP at 1.1 ghz it is really a Athlon XP 1700 which is equal to a intel P4.

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You can also use Sisoftware Sandra (Free - a few limitations, but it will be able to solve ur problem)

http://www.download....tml?tag=lst-0-1

Sisoftware Sandra will benchmark your computer so you can see how fast it is compared with other processors. :whistling: :blink: :help: :)
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Thanks, everyone, for all your help! :whistling: Yes, mine is an Athlon XP, 1.1 ghz, so according to the info you just provided me with, SRX660 and Saracen, I actually do have the equivalent of a P4 - which means that I can actually get the DVD writer that I've had my eye on.... the Lite-On Lightscribe SHM 165H6S dual layer dvd +/- rw drive. I've read hardly anything but rave reviews for this model, but the minimum requirement is a P4 machine so I wanted to make sure that's what I had.

Rushin1nd, I looked for the black patch, but couldn't find one - perhaps because my computer was custom-built, not a store-bought one (or maybe I'm just blind...) Thanks for your help, though!

Bobbydoo8, thanks for letting me know about Sisoftware Sandra - someone had told me about it a long time ago and I'd forgotten about it, but now I'll definitely be checking it out.

Thanks again, everyone! Geeks To Go RULES! :blink:

Laurie
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