NEWS ARCHIVE of 2005
12/20/2005
Good news, guys! The latest version of CBId 7.7.0.4 has been updated up to build 1220! Due to our recent system upgrade, we have improved CBIdís compatibility with AMD Sempron 64 processor. So, now CBId correctly shows a nominal frequency and an OPN number for this AMD processor family. For those AMD64 processors that donít support the AMD PowerNow! Technology, CBId now properly reports a dynamically updateable value of VCore under the Mobility tab. And the final news that makes CBId the absolute winner in AMD CPU identification is the support to the next core revision F0! The latest version can identify a processor socket and a full revision number of the newest AMD64 processor due to support of rare CPUs with the following CPUID signatures: 20FC1h, 20FF1h, 20F11h, 20F31h, 20F81h, 20F91h, 20F72h, 20F51h, 20F82h, 20F92h, 20FB2h, 30F82h, 30F42h, 30F52h, 40F10h, 40F30h, 40F40h, 40F50h, 40F70h, 40FC0h, 40FF0h. Cool, right? You still use that pop-toy? LOL! Actually, you should use CBId! :-) Enjoy!

12/12/2005
The fourth release of Thaiphoon Burner 1.0 is out! Now the programís capabilities have been enhanced with an absolutely new key function to search and program any devices linked to the system management bus. Using Thaiphoon Burner and appropriate technical documentation you can program any part of hardware that is visible as a SMB-device; for example, clock synthesizers, hardware monitoring sensors, SPD, etc. Besides, a new version is fully compatible with DDR-II SPD data interpretation. We have added an additional HTML report pattern to show the decoded SPD data specific for DDR-II compliant RAM. So, the summary timing table of the report includes 3 new columns for the tWR, tWTR and tRTP timing signals. In addition, the program has more flexible HEX-editor and features a new progress indication of data reading and writing. And now, you can lunch Thaiphoon in restricted demo mode if your trial period ha expired and use it without any time limitations! Enjoy with Thaiphoon!

12/10/2005
A new version of AuthScanner 2.0.2.0 has been released! Now it identifies the latest AMD Athlon 64 processors with the BX, CF and CG part definitions. Besides, it shows all available information on OSK275FAA6CB, OSK875FAA6CC, OSA285FAA6CB, OSA885FAA6CC processors. External processor databases have been enhanced. Enjoy!

11/26/2005
As usual, the time has come to put out the next Release 3 of the Central Brain Identifier 7.70! It has been enhanced functionally so that to support the newest AMD Athlon 64 FX Dual Core processor family. Now, CBId freely identifies the first ADAFX60DAA6CD processor related to this family! Besides, we have added the primary support for the AMD Geode LX processor. Implemented an additional voltage decode table for the mobile low power AMD processors, such as AMD Turion 64 ML, mobile AMD Athlon 64, mobile AMD Sempron and mobile AMD Athlon XP-M. There has been a change in P-Rating estimation of the mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors based on Clawhammer and Newark cores. Enjoy!

11/19/2005
The third beta version of Thaiphoon Burner 1.0 is out! The newest product of our intellectual imagination now includes an ability to flash SPD selectively! So, just set the desired SPD address range and flash it with an opened dump file in one click! Donít forget to flash SPD in the Emulation Mode for the first time to remain the SPD area in the primary state! Besides, we have added support to the old VIA Southbridges like VT82C586, VT82C596 and VT82C596B. Also, Thaiphoonís highly progressive SPD decoding engine has been slightly improved. We would like to thank sincerely all members of xtremesystems.org forum who have supported us with great SPD dumps!

11/09/2005
Released the second beta of Thaiphoon Burner 1.0! Now it has a support for 17 Intel ICHx southbridges and 7 VIA southbridges: VT82C686, VT8231, VT8233A/—, VT8235, VT8237/A. Besides, Thaiphoon knows about 635 unique manufacturer IDs of the JEDEC specification. Don't dare to compete with Thaiphoon, because it is able to give you a huge kick ass! Don't miss out the latest version! C ya!

11/05/2005
Updated version of CBId 7.70 has been released! There has been a significant change in the source code of CBId as to recognition of the AMD64 processors. We decided to make a such action, because we found out an inability of the previous source engine to correctly recognize feature AMD processors. In fact, CBId now identifies the whole family of the AMD64 processors using its absolutely new Brand-ID based source engine. In addition, there are two independent algorithms in CBId to change the VCore and clock ratio of the mobile AMD processor, including the AMD64 CPU. Besides, CBId now determines a real frequency of the RAM/Memory Controller of 64-bit AMD processors. Enjoy!

10/30/2005
Released a new version of Dragnott 2.20! The setting of DRAM timing parameters is a highly particular thing. Together with Wadik Alekseev, who is the main tester of Dragnott, we have found a lot of bugs and eliminated them to make Dragnott more stable and reliable! Basically, we have fixed the bugs for the set of supported VIA chipsets. Indeed, we have checked up the hole source code again. Besides, Dragnott now supports Intel 810/E/E2 series chipsets and Intelís i440BX/ZX. Donít be like a fish! If you feel the problem with Dragnott or with some other our software just draft us some words! We will help everyone as soon as possible and as much as we can! Enjoy!

10/26/2005
OK, dudes, we think the time has come to present you the first beta version of our the most innovation product called Thaiphoon Burner! It is designed for those who is in need of getting all available information from SPD about memory modules. Besides, it enable you to reprogram SPD directly or in the special emulation mode. Thaiphoon Burner can load external SPD dumps and flash them into current EEPROM. Thaiphoon creates a highly detailed report that can be saved after in a separate file. Despite Thaiphoon is a shareware product you may freely use its fully functional copy during 15 days. An official discussing thread located at this forum. Welcome to RHCF!

10/11/2005
Announced the first Release of the Central Brain Identifier 7.70! Among new additions in the latest version there is a complete identification of the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ and 4000+ processors with the CPUID signature of 30F72h! There has been an improvement in determination of a nominal frequency of the AMD Athlon 64 processor with a model number higher that 4000+. Significantly enhanced support of the AMD Sempron processor with 64-bit instruction extensions, besides, eliminated several bugs in this direction. Now CBId calculates a performance rating for the latest 64-bit Sempron processor family. Enjoy! By the way, donít forget to allocate 25 bucks for our future magic tool called by Thaiphoon to easy burn EEPROM without using of any external devices! We are sure, that you have never seen such a great program! In fact, Thaiphoon is ready to be announced soon!


09/24/2005
Today is the great day of announce of the final release of the Central Brain Identifier 7.60! Itís a big hour and a very responsible moment to present you an accomplished product of our hard intellectual work. But we are not who asks for the payment or donations via PayPal like some others, we are just enthusiasts who likes AMD. Programming gives us a unique opportunity to assist to AMD in its business. CBId is created to solve many questions around AMD processors. And there are no similar program that can be compared with CBId by the functionality. Our highly progressive tool is designed to be the best, to be multifunctional! We agree to get the highest mark only! And with every day CBId becomes more powerful, handy and helpful. This keeps the leading position for CBId and makes it more popular among many people all over the world! Thanks for using! Enjoy with new version!

09/18/2005
The third Release Candidate of the Central Brain Identifier 7.60 is ready to use! This is the final RC-version of the high-powered CBId 7.60. Now CBId has won a support for the latest low-power AMD Opteron processors! So, CBId 7.60 freely detects another 10 newest single a dual core AMD Opteron EE and HE processors with revision E. Added recognition of the AMD Opteron processor by the newest BrandId identification set. Added support to the latest AMD Athlon 64 processors with CPUID signature of 30Fxxh! The V-Link parameters group for the VIA KT266/A, KT333, KT400/A and KT600 chipsets has been completed. Now CBId reports an accurate clock frequency and rate speed for the VIA V-Link peripheral bus. Additionally, the Bandwidth field has been added to the V-Link group. There has been a significant change in AMD Athlon FX processor identification. CBId 7.60 RC3 uses a new flexible code to identify FX-processors and shows Segment and TDP parameters for them. Fixed a bug in changing of the tRP DRAM timing for the VIA KT series chipsets. Besides, implemented a new formula to calculate a P-Ration of the AMD Athlon 64 processors based on San Diego core. Added some GUI improvements while mowing between the tabs by mouse scrolling. Keep waiting for the final release! It will be available soon! Enjoy!


09/11/2005
We are hurrying up to inform you about the newest version of AuthScanner 2.0! This is the first known software to analyze the watermarks of the AMD64 processors. Using our advanced skills in AMD processor recognition we created a powerful tool that is capable to identify the processor by its watermark also known as identification matrix which contains encrypted data concerning processorís 3-string marking. Additionally, the latest benefits of our AuthScanner analyzer are automatic image recognition of the watermark and providing technical details about the processor using its making strings. Undoubtedly, you should have the AuthScanner in you software arsenal! Enjoy!

09/03/2005
The next version of Dragnott 2.1 has been released! So, now itís possible to configure a set of memory timings for the following most popular Intel chipsets:
  • Intel 815/E/EP
  • Intel 845G/GL/GV
  • Intel 848P
  • Intel 852GME/PM
  • Intel 854
  • Intel 865G/GV/P/PE
  • Intel 875P
Minor bug fixes and additions! For the concrete info, please refer to the quick start user guide. Enjoy!

08/21/2005
A hot update for the Central Brain Identifier 7.6.0.2 has been released! The previous builds of CBId mistakenly detected AMD Sempron 64-bit edition processor as AMD Athlon FX processor. This silly defect has been eliminated. In addition, CBId is ready to fully recognize three models of AMD Sempron processor: SMS3300BQX3LF, SMS3100BQX3LF and SDA3300AIO2BX. Enjoy!


08/20/2005
Released the newest version of DRAGNOTT utility, formerly known as PRCNM! A new version enables you to quickly change desired memory signal edge timings! DRAGNOTT supports 27 various chipsets including chipsets for an old Intel platform.

08/06/2005
Today announced the next Release 2 of the Central Brain Identifier 7.60! The new version is well-suited for the nForce series chipsets. Due to additional powerful subtab called ĎnForceí you can now easily get access to the hidden DRAM parameters and tune them as you wish! Now itís possible to set a tCL timing independently for any bank, to control DIMM refresh and precharge timings, to change various command delays. Besides, the new tab displays an additional information regarding all DIMM banks installed on the motherboard. So, as you see, there is no any other tool to give so much freedom in tuning your favourite nVidia chipset! CBId takes a leadership role in tuning nForce and nForce2 chipsets! What else is new? Well, fixed bugs and added improvements in tCL, tWTR and tRTW timing control for the nForce series chipsets. Moreover, CBId now is the first tool that is capable to recognize the newest SE class of the Dual Core AMD Opteron processor. Unfortunately, CBId doesnít display an OPN number for it, because currently itís a highly confidential info.

07/29/2005
Released an updated version of the Central Brain Identifier 7.6.0.0! Added two additional DRAM timings of Read to Write Delay (tRTW) and Write to Read delay (tWTR) for the nVidia nForce2 chipset. The nForce2 FSB frequency control box enhanced with information about DRAM frequency. Added preliminary support to VIA VT82C686 south bridge to determine the VCore and CPU temperature. Added support to the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ processor.

07/20/2005
After thee days of stress testing of the first unofficial release of CBId 7.60, we have decide to officially present the next version of the powerful Ďall-in-oneí Central Brain Identifier product targeted to replace not only the final version of CBId 7.50 but also well know CPU ID pop tools and toys. Well, the main innovation of the version 7.60 is an ability to change the FSB frequency on the nVidia nForce2 chipset on the fly. Previous version might freeze or reboot the system. So, the bug has been fixed - successfully proved on Epox EP-8RDA3I and ABIT NF7-S2. Added determination of the newest revision of UD-A of the Winbond W83627HF super I/O chip. Updated identification of AMD Sempron processors with a support to 64-bit instruction set. Added full identification of AMD Athlon 64 processors based on Manchester core. The unique CBIdís database on AMD Opteron processors has been enhanced with many newest and even not released server processors yet. Among them are Socket 939 single-core AMD Opteron 146/150/154, Socket 939 dual-core AMD Opteron 160/170/175, dual core AMD Opteron 280/865/870/875/880. So, donít waste the time, go to the download section now!


06/27/2005
Today we have released the final version of the ultimate world-known identification solution for AMD processors called Central Brain Identifier. Combining the best recognizing algorithms, methods, tricks and powerful code engine our software provides the full and accurate result both for user and processor expert leaving well-known CPUID-tools far behind! Supporting a huge number of models of processors and chipsets CBId becomes the best multifunctional tool for easy tweaking of both parts. We clearly see CBId is a good object of imitation now! Well, a new key feature included in the latest version is a possibility to tune up speed parameters of the VIA V-Link interface of the VIA KT266/A, KT333, KT400 and KT600 chipsets. Now you can easily change a speed rate, bus width, command priority, link disconnection and control its frequency boosting the link performance. Besides, there is an option to set the Bank Interleave parameter of the VIA KZ133, KT133A, KX133, KT266/A, KT333, KT400/A and KT600 chipsets. Another key of the final version is enabling and disabling of instruction sets of the processor, e.g. MMX, 3DNow!, SSE2, Long Mode, NX-bit, etc. Now please read the following small article about how to manipulate with feature bits.

06/12/2005
A new official minor version of Central Brain Identifier 7.50 has been released! Now the Brain includes the full clock ratio encoding table for the AMD64 processors. This make the problem solvable when dependent parameters of HT Clock and HTL Speed are not determined previously. The new version reports an OPN number of standard and low-power mobile AMD Sempron processors with Sonora, Albany and Roma codenames and have improved comparison between nominal frequency and model number for them. In addition, CBId formally calculates a P-Rating for the AMD64 processors based on Venice core. Thanks to hardforum.com for note!


06/05/2005
A new version of BrainScanner has been released! The first known software to work with code matrixes now validates OPN, lot and serial numbers, calculates the percentage of coincidence of comparable matrixes, uses significantly enhanced databases. Compare your code matrix with another using BrainScanner right now!


05/29/2005
Released the first version of CBId.AdminControl add-on for the Central Brain Identifier which provides getting the full CBId snapshot of the AMD processor of the remote host in the local network or in the Internet. Using CBId.AdminControl add-on you may quickly and easy control any computer that is equipped with any processor supported by CBId. Add-on can help those who needs to know frequencies, memory timings, core voltage, etc of the processor remotely. CBId.AdminControl add-on uses its own unique technique allowing in conjunction with CBId tool to virtualize the remote processor on the local machine.

05/15/2005
OK everybody, lie down on the floor and hip-hop, because the next version the Central Brain Identifier has been released! :) I am glad to inform the newest version now identifies low-power Socket A processors with a Small Form Factor (SFF). An internal database has been enhanced with new OPN numbers of several server and desktop series of the AMD64 processors. Besides, fixed a lot of bugs regarding HTT support, Opteron series reporting, OPN numbers of the AMD Turion 64 processor, etc. With the great support of Mark Ozimek (aka ozzimark), an xtremesystems.org forum member, CBId is now capable to fully recognize the mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors based on revision E3. The coolest screenshots of his mobile Athlon 64 3700+ processor have been put out in the Screenshots section. So, let break down the bars of ignorance and illiteracy and begin using what is the best, instead of traditional and primitive!

04/24/2005
The time has come to officially announce the second release of Central Brain Identifier 7.50, the best ever software for the leading identification of AMD processors! As you can see, CBId has got a new award adjudicated by the best special software catalogue of BenchmarkHQ! This new honorable award is the result of my two-year titanic work at the ĎBrainí. The BenchmarkHQ award is the best description of CBIdís functionality! So, what are the innovations in the Release 2? First, CBId is capable to identify the hole AMD Opteron processor family, including single and dual core samples. Due to significantly enhanced database CBId fully identifies the newest AMD Opteron processors 154, 254 and 854 based on revision E4. I assume you havenít heard about it yet :) The Brain realizes the full recognition, including an OPN, of nine single-core AMD Opteron processor HE and EE with models of 144, 240, 848, etc. based on the same revision E4. Added unique identification of the three models of AMD Opteron processor with a Socket 939! I suppose you havenít heard about it as well. Besides, CBId has a little redesigned interface for the AMD Opteron processor. Second, CBId fully recognizes the mobile series of AMD Athlon 64 based on Revision D0 (Winchester core). Added performance rating calculation for the AMD Athlon X2 processors. By the way, donít forget CBId was the first tool that got the support for this processor! Finally, an utility has a fixed algorithm to change the latency of the memory signals for the nVidia nForce2 chipset.

04/30/2005
Central Brain Identifier 7.50 has been updated with the Release 3! The latest version includes a lot of optimizations for the proper identification of the AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor. Now CBId reports technical information in accordance with an official technical specification on Athlon 64 X2. Besides, CBId is capable to fully recognize the AMD Sempron 2500+ Family 15 processor. Eliminated error in previous build 0424 as to P-Rating calculation for the AMD64 processors.


03/30/2005
As you probably know, AMD will release its Opteron dual core processor soon. As mentioned earlier (see the previous news in the news column below), Central Brain Identifier 7.50 is ready to fully identify the newest AMD dual core processors. To recognize dual core Opteron use CBId only! No other tool still does not provide support to it.

03/26/2005
Itís funny to observe how rivals are attempting to get back the leading positions by announcing their tools in response to the CBId issues :) And it became like a tradition during last time. I like to disturb their hearts and to force them to invent something new. In order to survive they desperately issue by one new version every month enhancing not only software functionality but also its GUI in order to follow the vogue dictated by CBId :) Unfortunately, a blue color of the font is an inalienable attribute now. Well, let us finish our blether and allow to remind you that CBId remains the best identification tool for AMD processors! We will confirm this incontestable fact by issuing the newest powerful version of CBId 7.50 soon! Currently, the first beta version has already identifies the newest AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor and fully supports AMD Opteron UP, DP and MP Dual Core processors with models of x65, x70 and x75. It knows about dual-core Opteronís OPNs, thermal design and thermal power. CBId 7.50 recognizes the newest Revision E6 and Socket940 OuPGA package. Does anybody know the tool that is capable to provide all this for the present time, considering that the dual-core processors have not been announce yet?


03/23/2005
The final version of Central Brain Identifier 7.40 has been released! This announce is dated for the second anniversary of project developing. Two years ago the first public beta version laid the successful start of the new particularized identification tool for AMD processors. Due to frequent updates, narrow specialization and great user support and popularity all over the world, the Brain became the pioneer tool in its class! Combining an incredibly advanced identification, tweak functions and power management features, CBId has transformed into the serious project from ordinary CPU identification utility. At present time, there are no similar tools which would integrate the easiest intuitively clear GUI, small program size and powerful functionality. Itís not the fact, Central Brain Identifier is actually targeted to be a standard tool to get complete information on any AMD processor.


02/11/2005
The time has come to announce the third long-awaited release of Central Brain Identifier 7.40 tool, the leading software providing an incredibly powerful identification of any AMD processor and the most complete technical details about it. The newest version has featured with two new tabs. The first tab shows the most important instructions supported by the processor and slightly copies the Processor tab. The second one is absolutely new and organized to provide specific information about mobile features of any K7 and AMD64 processor, such as voltage stabilization time, PLL lock time, a type of voltage regulator, etc. Now, as mentioned before, the Brain can scan implemented in the BIOS performance state tables and extracts the data about all possible ďmultiplier-voltageĒ (FID/VID) combinations of the processor. This may help to analyze the mobile capabilities of the desktop or mobile processor and its hidden potential. I know only one tool that can do the same, itís an AMD PSCheck, but unfortunately it has an NDA status. Now CBId uncovers what has been unavailable for a long time for public use. Besides, there are following additions in CBId Release 3: added complete identification of exotic models of Athlon XP 2900+, Athlon 64 3300+ with 256KB L2 cache size, Sempron 2600+/2800+ (Socket 754) and Opteron HE 248 with revision E.

02/06/2005
Holy sh..t! I canít believe! Iíve have done it! Now Central Brain Identifier is capable to scan performance state tables of the mobile and even desktop processor to determine its all valid FIV-VID combinations and some other very interesting information for advanced users! This new feature is applicable both for all K7-based and AMD64 processors. Just give me a little more time to enhance a new feature for the AMD64 platform. The newest Release 3 of CBId will be released in a 4 or 5 days! But now, I have a small rest to listen to a new ĎFlip The Switchí album of Chemical Brothers :-) By the way, donít forget to visit BenchmarkHQ.RU to get the latest news about CBId!

01/27/2005
As you know, CBId doesnít use neither Panoopsys nor some other detection engine like CPU-ABC pop-toy, but definitely works much better! You have a doubt? Check the latest version of incredibly powerful Central Brain Identifier 7.4.0.0 Release 2! Now the program recognizes the quite newest mobile AMD Turion 64 MT/ML processors with model ratings of 2800+, 3000+ and 3200+! It fully identifies the hole AMD Opteron processor series based on the 0.09 micron technology cores of Athens, Troy and Venus with a Revision of D and even E! Besides, fixed the bug when determining of revision numbers of the HyperTransport link. Added determination of the HyperTransport link specification number. GRAB CBId NOW!

01/12/2005
Announced the first long-awaited release of CBId 7.40! The main innovation of the current version consists in additional software mechanism that enables FID transitions for fully mobile or modified AMD K7-based processors on the desktop motherboards. In some cases it may solve the problem with an inability to change a CPU clock ratio. The checking mechanism works fine with the VIA KT333, KT400A, KT600 and nVidia nForce2 chipsets. The newest ĎBrainí shows the full list of supported frequencies of HyperTransport link by the AMD64 processor, correctly determines low-power models of Athlon64 processor based on Odessa core. Under power support of Wadik Alekseev CBId now tunes the memory timings of the VIA KT400A and KT600 chipsets much better and more effective.