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MSINFO32 identifying wrong processor type?

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#1 Insp. Bumstead

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:39 AM

I'm in the process of upgrading an old Dell D620. Recently upgraded memory from its original 768 MB to 2GB and updated BIOS from A06 to A10. I recently upgraded the RAM from 768 MB to 2GB and updated the BIOS. I'll be replacing the 80 gig Hard Drive with a 160 gig one and installing Windows7 and Linux later on.

Anyways, it identifies my processor as x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 (which corresponds to Core 2 Duo T5600) while the Properties under My Computer state that I am using a Core 2 Duo T5500. Also Intel's Processor ID utility says I'm using a Core 2 Duo T5500.

It's a minor detail, but I am just curious to know if there's a bigger problem underneath it.

A screenshot to illustrate what I mean:

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Edited by Insp. Bumstead, 31 January 2011 - 12:58 AM.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:31 PM

hi, this link says its a T5500

Edited by caperjac, 31 January 2011 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:58 PM


That should tell you, if I understand it's purpose.


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