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Display Fake CPU Configuration in System Properties

Do you want to fool someone by displaying fake CPU configurations in system properties. CPU and RAM details are found in system properties and most of us check it from there. What if you get a free trick to display fake CPU configuration in system properties. Using this free trick, you can fool someone or even avoid getting fooled when someone uses this trick on you.

How to Check CPU and RAM info :

Information about CPU and RAM can be seen from system properties. Right click on My PC icon. Select properties to open a window showing your CPU and RAM info.

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As you can see my CPU configurations is i5 processor with 2.5 GHz speed.

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Now let us change these values using a free trick.

Display Fake CPU Configurations in System Properties

  • Open Registry Editor by typing ‘regedit‘ in run dialog box. To open Run dialog box you need to press Windows key plus R (Win + R).
  • Before making changes to registry, it is always a good practice to take a backup of your registry. You can follow the below post to know how to do that.
  • Once you have your registry backed up, navigate to the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> HARDWARE -> DESCRIPTION -> System -> CentralProcessor -> 0

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  • Find the key with name ‘ProcessorNameString’
  • You will see the name of the processor with model and CPU clock speed. Change it to whatever you want. That’s it.

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Modify at Every System Startup

But the problem with the above free trick is that the changes are temporary and once you restart the computer, the changes are lost and the values are reverted back to original. We have a solution for that. You can create a registry entry to update the values every time the system restarts. Let us see how to do that.

  • Open notepad and type exactly the following content.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0] “ProcessorNameString”=”My Processor name 50000MHz”
  • Save it by clicking File menu and select ‘Save As’. Give it a name as ‘ProcessorNameString.reg’ and choose ‘All Files’ in Save as Type option.

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  • Create a shortcut on desktop by right clicking and selecting New -> Shortcut. 
  • In location of item, type regedit /s and then in double quotes the location of the file which you have created in previous step. Click Next and then Finish.

  • Now we have to place this shortcut in the windows startup folder.
  • Copy the shortcut and navigate to the below path and paste it
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (Windows XP)

C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (Windows 7, 8, 10, Vista)

Note that the folder AppData is a hidden folder. And ‘yourusername‘ is your own windows user name.

Now the registry file will execute every time the windows starts up and the changes in system properties will never change.

Using this trick you can fool someone. Or you can avoid getting fooled by someone. For example if you are planning to buy an old PC/Laptop, then do not just trust the configurations by seeing system properties.

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