i bought a laptop from higrade in sept. 02 and i need to know how i can verify what CPU has been installed ?
the spec. i req. was a 1.8ghz intel pentium 4 mobile processor,384m ddr ram,40gb hard disk with dvd/cd rewriter.
iv'e started to notice that when i first switch on the laptop there is briefly displayed all sorts of tech. info. before windows xp starts up and the first of the pages that flashes briefly up appears to show a lessor spec. than i ordered.
it comes up with :Intel(R)Pentium(R)4MobileCPU, 1.2GHz.
iv'e tried switching it on many times and sometimes it does indeed come up with it showing as a 1.8GHz CPU but the majority of the time it shows up as 1.2GHz !
i'm new to computers and this is my first one so i like to get my facts straight before i start complaining to Hi-Grade.
how can i positively verify what CPU is actually installed or should i just get them to take it back and check it themselves ?