Is it possible to find out which CPU my Linux system uses?

Want to support HowtoForge? Become a subscriber!
 
Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Mon, 2006-08-07 17:53. :: Other

Yes, with

cat /proc/cpuinfo


Please do not use the comment function to ask for help! If you need help, please use our forum.
Comments will be published after administrator approval.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sun, 2012-09-23 04:13.

Modern day Linux also supports additional commands to determine the processor model

1. lscpu - gives a summary of the processor hardware

2. dmidecode - can display quite a bit of information about the total hardware. One can view the processor related information by searching for "Processor" section in the output. "cat  /proc/cpuinfo" mentioned in the previous post also presents similar info.