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How to Check and Get Know Your PCI Device Information

Remember about 15 months ago, I was sharing “How to Check and Get Know Your CPU Information” with you? May be you remember the software I told you in that article — CPU-Z can help you to view your CPU information, mainboard (motherboard) information, graphic card information as well as BIOS information.

However, if you cannot view the PCI device information with CPU-Z. What to do? I’m going to share another software that can help you to reveal the PCI device information with you, which is CrystalCPUID.

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How to Know Who Access Your Computer Files in Shared Network?

I know you may not interested today article, but I hope you can read, at least have a mind whenever you involve into network sharing. I used to be not involving in network sharing since I learnt to use computer more than 10 years ago.

But since computer is getting cheaper and cheaper, every house are now afford to buy more than 1 computer and connected to internet via modem with router function. Each computer can share the files and folders via this small network.

So, now you’re getting higher and higher chances to involve into shared network. I’m not teaching you how to share your contents in the network, but I’m showing you how to view and know who (or exactly which computer) is accessing to your computer and even Continue reading

How to Check and Get Know Your CPU Information

Few days ago, 1 of my friend would like to upgrade his laptop CPU (center processor unit), and he came to me to ask me to help him to check his DELL Inspiron 14.

Well, after check the information from the DELL website, his model can actually support up to Intel Core i5 480M processor (2.66GHz/3MB cache), but his is using Pentium Dual Core.

To know his current CPU model and Code name, we have 3 methods in his case :

  1. Call to Dell technical support to ask.
  2. Open his laptop and check on the processor.
  3. Using the software CPU-Z which I’m going to introduce to you today.

To save my time, I choose to use CPU-Z to view his CPU information, it took about 3 minutes, and all the details came out. And the picture below is just an illustration from CPU-Z official website but not my friend CPU information. 🙂


CPU-Z is a software developed by CPUID and it’s a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

Features of CPU-Z


  • Name and number.
  • Core stepping and process.
  • Package.
  • Core voltage.
  • Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
  • Supported instruction sets.
  • Cache information.


  • Vendor, model and revision.
  • BIOS model and date.
  • Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
  • Graphic interface.


  • Frequency and timings.
  • Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.


  • Windows and DirectX version.

To download the CPU-Z, please follow this link.