Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
emmai

how can I determine a PC has Centrino cpu?

This topic is 4883 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

I have a anti-speed-gear program,it works well on Normal PCs(like,p3,p4,athlon,etc.) but it can't work on Centrino cpu PCs,I'd like to disable my program if the PC is Centrino CPU can anyone tell me how can I determine a PC has a Centrino cpu?many thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
Maybe you should try and fix your program instead of disabling it on a CPU that it doesn't work on. Also, are you sure that it is the CPUs fault? Have you tested it on enough Centrino systems to be sure?

However, there is a way. I don't have access to a reference right now, but there is a Win32 function that returns details about the system's CPU and also an assembly instruction you can use to aquire that information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Centrino has SpeedStep technology,my program doesn't work wheen SpeedStep is On,so I'd like to steer clear of it temporarily~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No such thing as a Centrino. Centrino is a brand describing a combination of technologies, namely certain Intel chipsets, integrated WiFi, and a Pentium M processor.

If your program doesn't work with the 3rd generation SpeedStep technology in the Pentium M, you might try fixing your program. Not only will additional processors (which you have no hardcoded for) eventually use it, but I'm guessing you haven't discovered your program will likely experience the same flaw with AMD's Cool'n'Quiet technology (which also adjusts the clockrate in realtime). And unlike the Pentium M, Cool'n'Quiet is already in desktop processors (Athlon 64). If you can't fix your code, you should simply provided a warning that your program does not work, not try and lock out specific processors.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!