CPU ID

CPU ID

The identification of a particular CPU. One of Intel's x86 instructions is CPU-ID, which is executed to find out what the capabilities and performance level of the current machine are.
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The spokesperson assured ComputerWire that the site did not use the much-maligned security code feature on the Pentium III to identify whether newcomers really did have requisite PIII, instead it is using the CPU ID that has been on every Intel processor since the original Pentium.
An Intel spokesperson said that the ID code could help prevent internet credit card fraud - disallowing credit card transactions that did not also use the machine's CPU ID number.