Getting Processor Model & Speed on OS X.

Its fairly easy to find out what brand of processor and its speed on OS X with About This Mac, however finding out the model number has always been frustrating for some people, who perhaps want to upgrade their RAM, or see how old their processor is.

Its fairly easy to find out, fire up Terminal and type this

sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string

And theres your processor model given right to you, it should look something similar to.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Then copy and paste the model number (in this case i5-2520M) into Google search, and usually the first link contains all you need to know.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>