How To Identify a CPU model by looking at it

January 4, 2011 at 11:58:18
Specs: N/A, Need to find out
I have a Intel CPU - used and old and I am not using it
Pls dont suggest softwares or mobo manual or purchase receipt etc - I have none
I want a way to identify the CPU by looking at it... as simple as that
I want to know if it is a Dual Core or a Core 2 Duo
There is absolutely nothing written on the top or its all gone cuz of the thermal paste
All I can see is a long number on the front... which is:
And on the back I can see the chip cores etc and the number 100
Here are a few pics, I used a mobile cam hence its messed up...

will try and upload better pics if they are of any use...

Any help would be appreciated... thanks in advance

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January 4, 2011 at 15:41:20
The model number is under the paste - wipe it off!

Here's an example:

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January 4, 2011 at 19:24:17
Use household rubbing alcohol on a paper towel. If it dissolves it, you just keep using a clean part of the paper towel and repeat. If it softens it and gets gooey, use a piece of plastic like an old credit card (not metal) and push off the thickest part and then use the alcohol again. Be very careful with the other side of the CPU and keep everything away from the contact surfaces during this process. Then you can read you CPU model series, number, and other important information.

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January 4, 2011 at 19:49:08
lol thanks...!!! am tryin nw!

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January 4, 2011 at 19:49:09
lol thanks...!!! am tryin nw!

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