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The descriptions of the CPU displayed in "DirectX Diagnostic Tool" are different from the actual CPU and clock frequency, or don't show the clock frequecny.

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The descriptions of the CPU displayed in "DirectX Diagnostic Tool" are different from the actual CPU and clock frequency, or don't show the clock frequency.

(To reproduce the symptom)

1. Click the "Start" button and then click "Run".
2. When the "Run" window appears, type "dxdiag.exe" in the textbox of "Open" and click the "OK" button.
3. The window of "DirectX Diagnostic Tool" appears.
4. Check "System Information" in the "System" tab on the window of "DirectX Diagnostic Tool".
5. The descriptions of the CPU displayed on the screen are sometimes different from the actual CPU and clock frequency, or don't show the clock frequency.

Refer to the following;

Model CPU Descripted Information on DirectX
N505X Mobile Intel Celeron processor 333MHz Intel Pentimum II, MMX


The descriptions of the CPU differ from those on the display, as the information of the CPU installed on the machine is not registered to "DirectX Diagnostic Tool".

This symptom occurs because the information of the CPU installed on the machine is not registered to "DirectX Diagnostic Tool". You will not have any problem for using
the computer.

You can check the detailed information of the CPU installed on the machine with "Sony Notebook Setup". To check it, refer to the following.
(Procedure)

(To check the CPU information with "Sony Notebook Setup")
1. Click the "Start" button and then click "Sony Notebook Setup" from "VAIO"-"Notebook Utilities".

2. You can check the model name and the clock frequency of your CPU in the box of "System Information" on the left of the "About This Computer" tab on the window of "Sony
Notebook Setup".