Open Source CPU Info App for Windows

Open Source CPU Info App for Windows

So you’re playing with your shiny new Windows 8 tablet PC, when one of your like-minded geeky friends asks you to recite its hardware specs. Unfortunately, when you’re about to spout off details of its Clover Trail architecture and its supported features, you draw a blank. In fact, you even forget about its clock speed and whether or not it supports virtualization.

Luckily, this is where XDA Forum Member familyguy59 comes in. He has shared source code for an app that detects CPU information. The app actually goes beyond simple information such as max clock speed, processor name, and number of physical and logical cores. It can even detect bus speed, cache sizes, and much more. And best of all, the application is open source.

Today I created a small program which detects most information of your CPU. The program is called ‘DetectCPU’ and it does what it says.

The program is licensed under the GPL3.0. This program is written in Visual Basic(.Net) 2012 for Windows Desktop.

Want to look at the code or compile a copy for yourself? Interested in incorporating some of its functionality into your own app? Whatever the case, head on over to the original thread to take a peek!

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.