Change Your Computer’s Processor or Pentium Name Permanently

by Maitreya PatniApril 8, 2014

This is a simple Registry Editor trick, with this trick you can Change your Computer’s Processor or Pentium name as you like.

For Example if you are using a Pentium 4 PC then you can change it to i7 or i3 as you may like.

How to Change Processor Name :-



Step 1 :-  Firstly Right click on your ‘My computer’ in XP or ‘Computer’ in Windows 7 or ‘This PC’ in Windows 8 and click on ‘Properties’. Now you will get your Computer properties window.You can see name of your processor in this window.

In my computer properties, you can see “Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz”.

My Computer Properties

My Computer Properties

Step 2 :- Now Open Registry Editor by Pressing (Win key + R) => then type ‘regedit’ =>click on OK button.

Opening Registry Editor With Windows Run

Opening Registry Editor With Windows Run

Step 3 :- Now you will get your registry editor. [Be carefull in registry editing, before editing, it is good to backup your registry. To backup your registry, click on ‘File’ menu, from given list, click on ‘Export’. Then save in your hard disc location as you wish].

Registry Editor in WIndows 7

Registry Editor in WIndows 7

Step 4 :- Now Open Search Box by Pressing ‘Ctrl’ + ‘F’  button. Then type: ‘ProcessorName’ without space in the search box. Then search.

SearchBox in Registry Editor

SearchBox in Registry Editor

Step 5 :- Now you will get search result. You can see a raw with name ‘ProcessorName’ or ‘ProcessorNameString’ with value of your processor name. Double click on it.



(If the Serach Box is not displaying any result then you can need to go tho that key manually, you can do so bu following below steps :

After opening Registry Editor, go to  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE => HARDWARE => DESCRIPTION => SYSTEM => CENTRAL PROCESSOR
Select 0 and 1. Now you can see a list. Now look for your processor name and follow below steps.)

Changing Processor Name with Registry Editor

Changing Processor Name with Registry Editor

Step 6 :- Instead of your processor name, type any name you want to change. Here I changed into “Intel  Core i7-3770 Processor (3.90GHz)”. Then click ‘OK’

Changing Processor Name

Changing Processor Name

Step 7 :- Now if you check your computer properties again, your processor name must be changed.




Change name of processor

Change name of processor

That’s it Now you can fool your friend with Fake PC Configurations.

If you face any problem then please Comment.

About The Author
Maitreya Patni
Maitreya is the Founder and Chief Editor at Broodle. He loves helping people around him to get through the day to day trouble they face with technology. So that, they can love technology as much as he does! Follow Him on Google Plus : Google+.