How to find out the speed of the processor?

Question

How can I find out the speed of my processor?

Answer

This question was answered on April 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The majority of computers today will indicate the computer processor speed as the computer boots For example as the computer boots you may see a listing similar to:

Intel Pentium(TM) III 1000MHz

The above example indicates that the computer is running a Intel Processor running at 1GHz or 1000MHz

Note: Unfortunately the boot process will be very fast, therefore you may have little or no time to read all of which is on the screen during one boot Also, many motherboard and computer manufacturers will have a BIOS screen as the computer boots up showing the company or motherboard logo, press the ESC key to display the text behind the logo Finally, some computers may accept the Pause key to pause the boot process allowing you to read all the text.

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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 18, 2003