How to Change the Name of Processor in Windows

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Think if you can really change the name of your computer’s processor and show off it to others. Yes, it is possible to do so. But the actual performance remains the same. It means changing name does not mean that the current performance will get increases. Just for fun you can try this trick in your Windows based computer and show yours other friends that you are using the latest CPU.

Procedure to Change the Name of Processor in Windows

  1. Start run and type “regedit” without quote and press enter. In new windows like Windows Vista and 7 you need to type in Search Programs and Files box located just after pressing start button.
  2. If Windows prompted User Account Control box then press ‘Yes’ button there.
  3. Once ‘Registry Editor’ lunches, navigate according to shown location…
  4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > DESCRIPTION > System > CentralProcessor > 0
  5. Once you click on ‘0’ at the right side you will see this string ‘ProcessorNameString’ open that and modify the name with your decided new name of processor and press OK.

You have successfully changed the name of your processor.

Video Demonstration

Note: If you reboot your system, there might be a chance that the string name you changed might get reset to its default value again. So do this trick just before showing it to others.

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2 responses to “How to Change the Name of Processor in Windows”

  1. Gautam Avatar

    Indeed, Its a Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing this trick.

    1. Atul Kumar Pandey Avatar

      Welcome Gautam, I hope you enjoyed this trick of Windows…

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