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Well after a bit of trial and error I figured I would share my progress here to get more people to test it. This is just an installer that grabs your cpu info and outputs it for the "About this Mac" window. Please try it and report back, I have included support for all languages, so hopefully it works for everyone.

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Thanks, with this the task is very easy.

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Thanks, hopefully others can post similar. I would like to see what other outputs they get, as I was unable to test that many CPU's.

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Thanks, hopefully others can post similar. I would like to see what other outputs they get, as I was unable to test that many CPU's.


It Works for me!!...showed my CPU info correctly... :D

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good newbie tools :) thanks eddie.
but i like to customize myself more x)

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Doesn't work for me. Is it because I've overclocked it, so it doesn't recognise the CPU? Or do I need "Limit CPUID Max. To 3" disabled (in my BIOS)?

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I am not real sure, I know it works on overclocked systems as one of the people that tested was overclocked quite a bit. Sabr if you can run the command sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string and tell me what shows up. This is where its getting the information from, as far as I could tell from testing this was always acurate.

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Ok new link here

I fixed an issue with the tm for some AMD cpu's not showing properly.

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Thanks a lot for this app! When I run the "sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string" it detects my CPU speed incorrectly. It outputs the string:

Intel Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz

But my CPU is overclocked to 3ghz. It shows 3ghz in System profiler.

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Speed: 3 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache: 8 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz

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Strange, I will have to check into this some more. Anyone else that is able to test on an overclocked system please post your results.

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Overclocking to 3 GHz, "sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string" shows "Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz", same as Pootify.

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I am not real sure, I know it works on overclocked systems as one of the people that tested was overclocked quite a bit. Sabr if you can run the command sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string and tell me what shows up. This is where its getting the information from, as far as I could tell from testing this was always acurate.


Hmmm, well, that worked:

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I'll try it again...

Edit: Nope, still not working. =/

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Yours has an odd spacing, I will see if I can remove some spaces to see if it fixes it. Will post you a new link shortly. I will also check something else about the speed.

EDIT- ok try the one attached if you have a chance SABR.

Attached File  AboutThisMac.zip   3.8KB   2138 downloads

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ON MY IS NOT WORKING .....

I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM THAT SABR

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Yours has an odd spacing, I will see if I can remove some spaces to see if it fixes it. Will post you a new link shortly. I will also check something else about the speed.

EDIT- ok try the one attached if you have a chance SABR.

Attached File  AboutThisMac.zip   3.8KB   2138 downloads


Still doesn't work I'm afraid...

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just a couple questions, what language are you using? and when the installer runs it should echo a couple commands with your cpu info as well as if cp fails because the directory is not there. Can you tell me what it says?

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just a couple questions, what language are you using? and when the installer runs it should echo a couple commands with your cpu info as well as if cp fails because the directory is not there. Can you tell me what it says?


Here you go:

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I'm using the British English language.

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Working fine for me. Great work =D

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Intel® Core™2 CPU 6300@1.86GHz as you can see for whatever reason it does not like the little R and TM. Do you have these symbols in your character pallete? Maybe your character pallete got corrupted.

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Intel® Core™2 CPU 6300@1.86GHz as you can see for whatever reason it does not like the little R and TM. Do you have these symbols in your character pallete? Maybe your character pallete got corrupted.


I can see them as selectable text in Lazarus Long's post further up...





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