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CPU 'Fake' CPU or botched UEFI?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fizzl, 5 Dec 2018 at 13:54.

  1. Fizzl

    Fizzl Member

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    I just got a new netbook, a 'Onemix 2s' which is a sort of 7 inch convertible thingy with an Amber Lake M3-8100Y. It seems to report the CPU correctly in some cases but not others. So is this fraud or fail and how can I tell?

    As you can see CPU-Z is suggesting and identify crisis.

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    Specs for the two chips side by side, they are very similar: https://ark.intel.com/compare/95449,185282

    My initial thought was they are shipping old kit and passing it off as new and somehow fiddling the OS display name.
    Then I thought maybe it is legit hardware but they have cocked up the UEFI?
    Some tools report a 3.4ghz clock and performance is really good so far so maybe it is just the chipset being reported incorrectly.
     
  2. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Morse Monkey

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    It looks like CPU-Z just detecting it incorrectly. If you look at the Clocks box on CPU-Z, it shows multiplier range from 4-34 equaling a max frequency of 3.4GHz which is on par for the 8100Y. The 7Y30 only boosts to 2.6GHz and your CPU-Z screengrab already shows 2.7GHz so you're golden.
     
  3. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Yep, just an incorrect readout from CPUZ.
     

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