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Agreed - cpuinfo reflects what's installed, and if you want to change it you need to install a different CPU. To say it another way, I can't really think of any useful reason to "change it". That's sort of like saying "I've got a 40G drive, but I want it to appear as though it is a 100G drive". It doesn't make any sense, and doesn't match reality. Rather than to change cpuinfo, you might want to ask the other guys at your security company why they disabled their software for Celeron D processors.
alternatively he can just change the L2 cache of 256 to 128kb so that it becomes in class of Celeron and Not CELERON-D ..... so no kinda overclocking or risk of hangups?????..........that might have happened if he did from 256 to 512kb which made it a Pentium ?
But why such an apparently dumb and useless security feature?....... I bet its for microsoft's vista
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blaaaaaahahahahahah! i fell out of my chair. they should make a forum section for the funniest posts ever, and an option to rate veiwed posts as criteria for humor raiting. i'd vote for this one to be put there for sure.
#1 response, this guy:
He probably wants to boast of a faster cpu than he really has got. Maybe if you copy everything in proc into a diffrent directory, than disable proc in fstab.
Maybe you could change the directory of proc in fstab into /tmp/proc, and put up links of everything into /proc, then you could edit the cpuinfo file manually
Have not tried this though, and I belive quite a few programs use proc. I think that's the reason why we keep it around. After all we do have sysfs now.
however, someone may actually follow your directions and that would be nasty.
Last edited by AmphetaminePhreak; 08-02-2006 at 06:56 AM.