Differentiating chips (Was: Newbie member saying something!!!

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Tue Sep 7 20:18:43 1999

On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Allison J Parent wrote:
> Isn't there a processor ID register in the 386 and up class?

There wasn't a usable one at the time of the 386. I don't know whether it
started with the 486 or Pentium.

Somebody told me that many of the earlier processors loaded a register
with their ID at power on, but then before I would be able to get to that,
the POST wipes it.
Received on Tue Sep 07 1999 - 20:18:43 BST

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