NEWS ARCHIVE of 2004
12/13/2004
Released the final version of Central Brain Identifier 7.30 tool. Combining the most advanced innovations such as enhanced performance rating estimation, OPN detection, HyperTransport Link speed determination, low power state control and perfect identification of all AMD processors, Central Brain Identifier is a worldwide leading diagnostic and informational tool! The latest version has got the Maximum Functionality prefix to precisely underline its powerful features! Providing the most exact and complete information about any AMD processor, CBId became the best identification tool in its class! The newest version of the ĎBrainí delivers the highest memory performance by tuning the most important DRAM timings, supporting a large number of popular chipsets.


12/25/2004
All right now! Announced the new version of PRCNM 1.5! Now this tiny reliable tool has been featured with an ability to change the core frequency of the mobile processor using the FID_Change protocol as a part of the Power Management program. The latest build has successfully passed the tests! How to use PRCNM see in the quick user guide in the zip archive.

12/10/2004
Man, the first version of the Brain Scanner is on position! Now donít forget to send me valid pictures of your AMD64 processors to enhance the features and databases of my new tool. Now I'm gonna to take a small rest and to listen to Jay-Z And Linkin Park :-)

11/19/2004
Announced the first Release Candidate of CBId 7.30! There's no any significant additions in the current release, just bug fixes. Thanks to fans!

11/11/2004
Not a fact that with every release of CBId it becomes better and more interesting for everybody, who likes AMD and its products. I intend to make the Brain a unique tool for the powerful identification of any AMD processor, both K5 and AMD64. And there are many AMD fans, that help me to fix the bugs rapidly using CBId as a favorite desktop tool for every day. I appreciate to bias_hjorth, an extremesystems.org forum member, who helped me to release a hot update for CBId 7.30. The latest build of CBId has no problem to determine a core voltage via W83627THF I/O chip now, which is equipped on most of motherboards for the AMD64 processors. Besides, added a new formula to determine of HTL speed for the AMD64 processors.

11/01/2004
The 6th beta version has been released! Added identification for AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon 64 FX processors based on 0.09 micron Palermo and San Diego cores. Added preliminary support for the nVidia nForce IGP chipset and the VIA KM400 chipset. Which memory timings are available to change, please see in the Techinfo section. Added P-Rating calculation for Athlonís 64 which are based on the Winchester core. Fixed a bug in the setting of Halt and Stop Grant divisors higher than 256. A current release has a changed procedure for determination and modification of tCL DRAM timing of the nForce2 chipset.

10/21/2004
Released the fifth beta version of CBId 7.30! Current release has a support for the old famous and once powerful VIA VP3, MVP3 and MVP4 chipsets. This chipsets were used for the legendary AMD K5 and AMD K6 family processors. Nevertheless, now itís possible to determine and to manipulate with a latency of the main DRAM signals: tCL, tRAS, tRCD and tRP. DRAM timings are assigned for each memory bank of 4 independently! Besides, the latest beta build can enable and disable the Probe State on the nVidia nForce IGP chipset. This future may reduce a thermal power dissipation of the processor do to disabling of cache snoops. Please, refer to any Athlon XP datasheet to get details about the Probe State.

10/17/2004
OK, a new build of CBId 7.30 is available for download. Fixed a bug in SSE3 support determination for the AMD64 processors. Added preliminary ability to change DRAM signals of tCAS, tRAS, tRCD, tRP of the old VIA KT133, KT133A, KX133 and KM266/A chipsets.

10/16/2004
As you know, dual core support is available on Revision E and later AMD64 processors. Therefore, while my opponents are sleeping like a log, I decided to add a method for determining dual-core and Hyper-Threading Technology support. Download the latest beta of CBId if you need to determine weather your AMD64 processor has the newest features. CBId is the first identification tool in these questions!

10/10/2004
Released the third official beta version of CBId 7.30. The main benefit of the current release is a low power control function for the processor. Now it is possible to change the Halt and Stop Grant disconnect divisors both K7-based and AMD64 processors. Added determination for the effective frequency of the HyperTransport Link.

09/27/2004
Hot Update for CBId 7.30 has been released! The second official beta version is available in the Download section. Added the new algorithm for making screenshots. Added full identification for the 32-bit AMD Athlon XP Family 15 based on AX core stepping. Added an ability to change a current CPU temperature sensor by double clicking on the temperature field for ITE IT87xx Super I/O chips. Note, that an appropriate CPU temperature Sensor ID for many motherboards that are equipped with the ITE IT87xx chips is 3 (thanks to Philler!). Now CBId shows extended model and family numbers in the Extended Information group for the AMD64 processors. Added determination for 5 new Silicon Revisions of the AMD64 processors, including CH8-D0 and SH7-D0 (thanks to spec for the actual information!). Fixed some nag visual bugs (thanks to Diapolo!).

09/21/2004
Released the first public beta version of CBId 7.30! Added an ability to change tCL, tRAS, tRCD, tRP, tRC, tWR and tWTR DRAM timings on AMD 761/762 MP/MPX chipsets. It is possible to determine and to manipulate with a delay of tWTR memory signal on SiS 746/748 chipsets and tCL memory signal on nForce2 chipset. Enhanced an algorithm of P-Rating calculation for the AMD64 processors, including Sempron processors. Added identification for Palermo Sempron 0.09 core and the first six models of the newest AMD64 processors, based on Oakville and Winchester cores. Fixed a bug in determining of CAS latency of the memory controller of the AMD64 processors. Fixed a bug in sensing of the CPU temperature using IT8705F I/O chip.

09/09/2004
Announced the final version of CBId 7.20 - the best universal tool for the complete identification of AMD processors! The hottest innovation of the current release is an ability to change DRAM timings of the most popular chipsets. The full list of fixes and additions is presented in the History section.

09/05/2004
A generic Ring 0 kernel driver with the sources and Delphi6 demo project is available for download! It was used by old versions of CBId for providing an access to MSR registers of the processor.

08/25/2004
Announced the first Release Candidate of CBId 7.20! The most powerful innovation of the current version is an ability to manipulate with time latencies of common DRAM signals on the nVidia nForce2 chipset. Due to the priceless help of Vladimir Vylicil aka Spec CBId can determine a current value of delay of tRP, tRAS, tRCD-R, tRCD-W, tRC and tRFC memory signals and to change it in a one click choosing latencies from the wide range of values. Moreover, due to the great assistance from The Rebels Haven Computer Forum in beta testing, CBId successfully passed tests on the following motherboards equipped with the NF2 chipset:
  • Abit NF7/NF7-S v2.0
  • Shuttle AN35N Ultra
  • Asus A7N8X deluxe 1.04
  • Soltek SL-75FRN2
  • DFI NFII Ultra Infinity
  • Epox EP-8RDA3I

Besides, now it is possible to set 1.5T for CAS Latency on the VIA KT400/A/KT600 chipset systems and to change a latency of tRC signal on SiS746/746FX/748 chipsets. Fixed a bug that blocked to enter the processor the Halt and Stop Grant low power state with the nForce IGP chipset. CBId 7.20 RC1 is fully supports all currently known standard mobile, low power mobile and desktop AMD Sempron processors with the 754-pin socket.

08/08/2004
CBId 7.20 beta 6 released! The newest version can change DRAM timings through the support of VIA KT266/A, KT333, KT400/A, KT600 and SiS735 chipsets. Details are in the Techinfo section.

07/27/2004
The 5th beta version of CBId has been released! The current version can boast about new tweak function. Now itís possible to change DRAM timings via the full support of SiS746, SiS746FX and SiS748 chipsets. SiS741GX is unofficially supported as well. Besides, fixed a serious bag that blocked to enter the processor the low power state with VIA KT333, KT400, KT600 and some other chipsets. The 5th beta release supports VIA KT880 and AMD761/762 for successful entering the processor a Halt and Stop Grant states. This information has been kindly provided by Nils Alexander!

07/24/2004
PRCNM 1.4 has been released! Thanks to Nils Alexander PRCNM now supports VIA KT880 chipset. Besides, the current release has a fixed support for KT600, KT400, KT333 and some other chipsets.

07/17/2004
The forth beta version of CBId supports SiS741 chipset for entering the processor the Halt and Stop Grant state. Added the ability to change a DRAM Refresh Time parameter and realized an additional mechanism that checks applying of the new DRAM settings for the AMD64 processors. Also, the Athlon 64 CPU ID database has been modified.

07/04/2004
The 3rd beta of CBId has preliminary support to the AMD Sempron processor for the Socket754 platform. The newest version is able to determine desktop, mobile and low-power Sempron processors. The most complete information is determined for the low power Sempron processors with P-Ratings of 2600+ and 2800+.

07/01/2004
The 2nd beta of Central Brain Identifier has been released! The newest version features the DRAM timing control function compatible with all AMD64 processors. Now CBId is able to change the latencies of tCL, tRC, tRFC, tRCD, tRRD, tRAS, tRP and tWTR cycles. Besides, fixed a bug that could generate a BSOD when CBId is terminating.

06/28/2004
I express my thanks to hkepc.com forum members from China for the hot discussing of CBId! The next beta version will include all your suggestions. Besides,it will have a powerful tweak function for the AMD64 processors.

06/26/2004
Thanks to support of winlogon (overclockers.ru forum member) CBId now is the first CPU identification tool that fully identifies the low-voltage AMD Geode NX 1500@6W and AMD Geode NX 1750@14W processors! It determines an OPN Number, an announce date, an actual clock frequency, etc and calculates P-Rating for them.

06/15/2004
The first public version of CBId 7.20 has been released! It uses a new advanced identification algorithm of AMD Opteron processors. The Opteron ID Database has been enhanced with the CG-core based processors and with low power models of the AMD Opteron HE and EE. Now it is possible to determine the Thermal Design, Thermal Power and Segment of all AMD64 server processors. Thanks to NDA sources CBId now properly identifies Paris, Dublin, Dublin (LP) and Odessa (LP) cores. Moreover, CBId determines a hidden value of Stop Grant Reconnection Latency for the K7 family processors. The current version identifies support to NX Technology and SSE3 instructions by the AMD64 processors.

06/13/2004
The next version of CBId is planed to be killing-powerful for the AMD64 processors. It will recognize the Opteron processors much more and much better! It will precisely identify all 32-bit Athlon XP processors for the Socket 754 platform. CBId will recognize the newest 64-bit mobile processor cores. It will detect the newest instructions supported by the AMD64 CPUs. Currently CPU ID database of unreleased CBId 7.20 includes 42 OPNs of K6 processors, 54 OPNs of Athlon processors, 34 OPNs of Duron processors, 14 OPNs of Athlon MP processors, 36 OPNs of Athlon XP processor, 103 OPNs of mobile Athlon XP-M processors, 47 OPNs of Opteron processors, 22 OPNs of Athlon 64 processors and 29 OPNs of mobile Athlon 64 processors. CBId can recognize almost 400 different models of AMD processors! Hey, do you have a friend who works in Guinness Book publishing house? :-)

06/09/2004
Damn! I can't believe the final version of CBId 7 has been released! Now there is no any beta-perfix, use CBId freely! This is the most powerful version of the Central Brain Identifier Project. There was many time for thorough beta-testing. Thanks to all who helped me to develop CBId and who was devotedly waiting for the final release!

06/05/2004
BCRC 1.5 Ready! Added improvements in detection of Duron MIUHB/MIXHB and MIXIB/JIXIB.

06/04/2004
The next logical step in the rapid PRCNM development is supplying to the tool with adjustment of internal clock divisors for low power states of the processor. PRCNM 1.3 now is able to manipulate with the Halt and Stop Grant disconnect divisors. See the details in the PRCNM quick start guide.

06/02/2004
The newest PRCNM 1.2 is supplied with the Bus Disconnect control function. It supports all of chipsets that are identified by CBId. How to configure PRCNM see the quick guide in the distributive. Note that PRCNM is differed from analogues in a small size and it works without confirmations and notifications.

05/31/2004
Updated AMD64 processor specification table.

05/30/2004
I was frequently asked to make a small tool that could change a string name of the Athlon XP every time when Windows starts. A tiny tool of PRCNM can help you to solve this essential problem! The first version is available to download.

05/28/2004
Can anybody say me, when will AMD stop play marketing games? Iím tired with CBId updating and especially with understanding of the newest Athlon 64 P-Ratings! :) OK, another beta of CBId has been released. It has some fixes in the Socket 939 processor identification. The AMD64 database has been updated with the Athlon 64 2600+, 3500+, 3800+ models. Besides, the TDP and Thermal Power are calculated for T-Bred A0 and Barton cores as well. Details are in the Techinfo section.

06/02/2004
The newest PRCNM 1.2 is supplied with the Bus Disconnect control function. It supports all of chipsets that are identified by CBId. How to configure PRCNM see the quick guide in the distributive. Note that PRCNM is differed from analogues in a small size and it works without confirmations and notifications.

05/30/2004
I was frequently asked to make a small tool that could change a string name of the Athlon XP every time when Windows starts. A tiny tool of PRCNM can help you to solve this essential problem! The first version is available to download.

05/28/2004
Can anybody say me, when will AMD stop play marketing games? Iím tired with CBId updating and especially with understanding of the newest Athlon 64 P-Ratings! :) OK, another beta of CBId has been released. It has some fixes in the Socket 939 processor identification. The AMD64 database has been updated with the Athlon 64 2600+, 3500+, 3800+ models. Besides, the TDP and Thermal Power are calculated for T-Bred A0 and Barton cores as well. Details are in the Techinfo section.

05/26/2004
A small CBId FAQ is available for download.

05/24/2004
The 6th beta of CBId 7.0 is able to compute the Thermal Design Power and Thermal Power for a few models of the Athlon XP processor family. Details are in the Techinfo section. Besides, the current release has a minor updates concerning AMD64 processors identification.

05/15/2004
Added two new extreme screenshots to the Screenshot gallery.

05/13/2004
The newest beta of CBId 7.0 has got the IT8705F and IT8712F I/O chips support. There are many motherboards, such as GA-K8VT800, GA-K8VNXP, GA-7VT600, ECS K7S5A, ECS K7VTA3, ASUS A7V600, SL-75FRV/SL and so on are equipped with these I/O chip models. Therefore, CBId has a small improvement in the VCore and CPU temperature control function.

05/05/2004
Under active support of Philip Kaufmann the 5th beta version now has a Halt and Stop Grant Disconnect separate control function for the AMD64 processors and detects the default and current disconnect divisors for these low-power states. Besides, the CPU identification database of the ďBrainĒ has been enhanced with the newest 64bit processor cores like San Diego, Winchester, Odessa, Dublin. Fixed a bug in the recognition of the some of chipsets. Added P-Rating calculation for the mobile Dublin core.

05/01/2004
Enhanced supported chipset database. See TechInfo section.

04/30/2004
The 4th beta of Central Brain Identifier 7.0 now is capable to detect a current power management state of the processor and provides separate tuning for the Halt Disconnect and Stop Grant Disconnect what is still not available in Ďcoolingí tools of self-taught developers :-) If the chipset is supported by CBId then there is an ability to control power management states. To know which chipsets are determined by the current version of CBId check out the TechInfo section.

04/19/2004
The newest functions of the 3rd beta version have been successfully tested on the AMD Athlon 64 processor by the chief of beta-testing Philip Kaufmann! Updated version of CBId 7.0 Beta 3 is currently available for download. The main feature of this release is an ability to disable and enable Coolín Quiet Technology of the AMD64 processors.

04/17/2004
The 3rd beta version of CBId has additional tab for AMD64 processors. It designed to reflect hidden information about the settings of the Northbridge, DRAM Controller, Hyper-Transport Link and Memory Timings. The current beta release is not enough complete yet.

04/07/2004
The second beta version of CBId 7.0 has been released. A little additions, minor bug fixes.

04/04/2004
The home page has moved to the new hosting provided by the Russian Club of AMD.

03/31/2004
An official beta release of CBId 7.0 with the full support of AMD64 processors is available for download! Now the "Brain" uses a new driver for 9x/NT Windows platform. Added multiplier/VCore change feature and P-Rating calculation for the AMD64 processors.

03/24/2004
Added thermal and electrical specification of 7th generation AMD processors.

03/29/2004
In close cooperation with Philip Kaufmann the fist beta version of CBId 7.0 will be released soon! It have already had an official support for AMD64 processors.

03/23/2004
One year has left. And for this time the project has evaluated from an ordinary utility to the powerful identification tool for the AMD processors. Now Central Brain Identifier has a lot of features that the similar programs donít have, because our researches and undocumented data were laid in its foundation. We can establish a fact with confidence that our software is world-famous and very popular among many AMD fans all over the world. I thank all, who was taking part in the project development and still helps me to bring CBId to perfection.

03/30/2004
The first screenshots of AMD Athlon 64 3200+ reconized by CBId.

03/20/2004
The final anniversary version of Central Brain Identifier will be released on March 23.

03/19/2004
The 5th beta version of CBId has a new VCore change function for mobile Athlon XP and Duron processors. Caution: this feature hasnít been completely tested yet! Besides, the multiplier range from 18.0 to 24.0 has been enabled in the current release.

03/18/2004
Fixed CBId 6.1 beta 4 in the Download section. Thanks for help to Richard 'TerminX' Gobeille!

03/17/2004
Central Brain Identifier 6.1 beta 4 is available for download! For providing complete support to AMD64 processors CBId 7.0 will use a new "industrial" driver for NT platform.

03/16/2004
The work at a realization of multiplier changing has done! The next beta version of CBId 6.1 will have a lot of minor fixes and the Clock Ratio changing function for mobile Duron and Athlon XP processors. The 4th beta of CBId will come soon!

02/29/2004
The 3rd beta version of CBId has the CPU/NB Temperature monitoring function via supported Winbond I/O chips. Added sensor selection for VCORE/VDD detection. Thanks for assistance to Alexander Lemenkov!

02/26/2004
Unfortunately, Sergey Galkin stopped provide support for the driver part of the project. Therefore, do not use CBId for identification purposes of the AMD64 processors, because of incompatibility between the driver and the whole family of AMD 64-bit processors.

02/15/2004
Updated Athlon 64 specification table.

02/15/2004
The second beta version of CBId 6.1 has an adjustable data refreshing interval through the CBIdCfg.ini file. Fixed a bug with OPN/Announce date displaying for the Athlon 64 FX processors. The 3rd beta version will be enhanced with additional tweak functions!

02/07/2004
The newest beta version of CBId now identifies the latest CG core of the AMD Athlon 64 processor. Added support for the mobile/DTR AMD Athlon 64 2800+, 3000+, 3200+ and desktop AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 3200+, 3400+. Fix a bug while computing of the XP-Rating for T-Bred with the frequency of 2000MHz.

01/28/2004
Fixed a bug in OPN/Release Date determination for the Athlons based on the Palomino core. Thanks to Dmitry!

01/19/2004
The beta testing of CBId 6.0 has been finalized. The newest version of the tool is available to download.

01/08/2004
Added identification of the new mobile Athlon64 2800+/ 3000+/ 3200+/ 3400+ processors. Fixed a bag in the driver initialization that had blocked determination of the core voltage.

01/05/2004
The main lack of CBId has been solved! The program is capable to determine the core voltage of desktop AMD processors. Download CBId 6.0 beta immediately!