Thursday, March 19, 2009

How to change processor description

Before we start on let me tell you frankly... This is just a FAKE trick! Call it lame, I don't care :)

When you right click on your My Computer Icon and Select the last most Properties option, you see a System Properties pop-up window, yeah? There you will see the detail about what Processor is your PC built upon. This description is displayed based on the Registery setting ProcessorNameString. To reach this, do the following:

  1. Click Start, Click Run, Type regedit and then Click OK.
  2. Scroll down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> HARDWARE -> DESCRIPTION -> SYSTEM -> CentralProcessor. On the right pane, you will see a "ProcessorNameString". Right click on it and select Modify. Change it to any processor name. That's it!
The graphical representation of the above said story is here:

Well you might be wondering why would I want to chane that stuff anyways. Think that you are about to sell your old AMD processor PC to someof your mates. You can claim as if you have a better processor for a cheaper price LOL That's cheating by the way :)