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Change Your Computer Processor Name

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Change Your Computer Processor Name

You can use this if you want to fool someone that thinks your computer is a Pentium 4, but when your computer is a pentium 2 or 3.
Do the following:

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows


1. Log in to your registry editor (Start -> Run -> type regedit)
2. Go to the following registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ HARDWARE \ DISCRIPTION \ System \ CentralProcessor \
or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ HARDWARE \ DISCRIPTION \ System \ CentralProcessor \ 0 \
or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ HARDWARE \ DISCRIPTION \ System \ CentralProcessor \ 1 \
3. Find a key with the name “ProcessorNameString”
4. Click the right key and select Modify and change the Value Data to suit you (example: Core 2 Duo).

Now you can see changes in your System Properties (right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties).

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