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CPU-Z and HWMonitor will freeze Win8 on my machine...

  1. #21


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I see from the screen shot another INTEL and working.

    I really don't know why people were attacking what I thought was a reasonable theory WITH some evidence to back it up.

    CPU-Z works on SOME machines but NOT on others -- the one's that work DO *SEEM* to be INTEL (although that doesn't mean it works on ALL Intel machines). Statistics are only a TOOL not 100% concrete proof. But they CAN lead to a solution.

    (By the way my pic of it working on my laptop shows it's SANDY BRIDGE as well !!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 14 Apr 2012 at 07:12.

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  2. #22


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Right now, this post is a placeholder until someone finds the upgrade that fixes it for those of us that it does not work yet.
    Jimbo,
    I did and do realize that CPU-Z works with Win8 CP in almost ALL machines. I never doubted that as it would have been a big splash on the internet ("ANOTHER THING that Win8 won't run" would have been the usual heading!) In fact, I was surprised as hell that ANY OTHER computers were affected besides the 1st run ASUS UEFI BIOS boards.
    I suspect the BIOS as the main culprit and how Win8 reads the hardware settings and eventually the issue will be fixed.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    So our explanation is that CPUID does not work with Win8 CP. Anyone have criticisms?
    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    I did and do realize that CPU-Z works with Win8 CP in almost ALL machines.
    A little bit confusing per above. It's all good though. I think CPUID just has to tweak the program to be compatible with your class of hardware, or something like that.

    Or maybe there is some setting in either bios, Windows or add-on software common to all that can't run CPU-Z that is throwing a problem.
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  4. #24


    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Thanks GMan. Through the magic of redacting stuff, I changed that particular piece of prose to SOME machines . Yes, it will be fixed at some point, probably by MS...
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  5. #25


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    HI everyone
    All clear now

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #26


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Downloads - Open Hardware Monitor
    I found a free program that will do pretty much what CPU-Z does without lockups. OpenHardwareMonitor lets me see the current CPU speed and does not lock up the computer. Recommended.
    T'hell with Starfleet Orders or CPU-Z.
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  7. #27


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    Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Downloads - Open Hardware Monitor
    I found a free program that will do pretty much what CPU-Z does without lockups. OpenHardwareMonitor lets me see the current CPU speed and does not lock up the computer. Recommended.
    T'hell with Starfleet Orders or CPU-Z.
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    finally joined after reading posts for a few days. wanted to say thanks for this link it works great. I also had hardware lockups running a EVGA Z68 SLI Micro running their Eleet hardware monitoring program. I suspect it's due to Windows denying low-level hardware access by default. Probably will take an updated version of these programs from the developers.

    thanks
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  8. #28


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    Welcome to Eight Forums karsten.
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  9. #29


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    New CPU-Z version 1.61: CPU-Z 1.6.1 download from Guru3D.com

    Changes in CPU-Z version 1.60.1:

    • Intel Xeon E5 processors support.
    • Fix wrong CPU clock speed under Win8

    CPU
    * Name and number.
    * Core stepping and process.
    * Package.
    * Core voltage.
    * Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
    * Supported instructions sets.
    * Cache information.

    Mainboard

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

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


    System
    * Windows and DirectX version.

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  10. #30


    New Delhi
    Posts : 82
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Hey the new version is working for me !

    The previous one didn't.
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