Old Timers Rejoice! CPU-Z 1.76 Now Available for Windows 98

Back in February of 2011 CPU-Z released version 1.57. It was the last version of CPU-Z to offer support for Windows 98. It is very possible that the event came and went without fanfare or fond farewells; in fact I’m sure almost nobody noticed, not least of all because the OS is almost twenty years old and has been squarely consigned to the dust-bin of history.

A revival in retrograde overclocking however has triggered a renaissance that has now resurrected Windows 98 from the grave. Consider the emergence the Old School is Best School contest and also the Challenger Division VII contests on OC-ESPORTS, two OC contests that have proven to be popular with many overclockers who enjoy dusting off old hardware and reliving thrills of the past, often using tools and skills honed in the present. The result is that the guys at CPUID have now released a new version of CPU-Z that is now once again compatible with the Windows 98 operating system, a handy tool when making any submissions on ancient hardware.

The Windows 98 version does seem to be an isolated updated, but it certainly has arrived in timely fashion. Without saying too much, the next edition of the Old School is Best School will see a special bonus round introduced which may indeed benefit from having a fully working and compatible CPU-Z for Win 98. More details will be revealed very shortly. Watch this space old timers.

Download the latest Windows 98 compatible version of CPU-Z here.


Taiwan sdougal says:

Old timers gonna love this...

Taiwan sdougal says:

Big thanks to Christian for helping to make this happen. http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=156467

United States MR. Horse says:

Now how about windows 3.1? would be nice to validate my 286 and 386 overclocks haha. Anyway this will be very useful for things like socket 5 cpu's and 486's, but hasten cpu-id made a windows 98 build of cpu-z every now and then? I recalled seeing one aways back.

Czech Republic DustFresh says:

Saw it just yesterday when updating CPU-Z, nice surprise. But yes, some 16-bit version would be useful too, I have some X-tal mods to do..

Sweden lanbonden says:

This is amazing news, if we only could get GPU-z for win98 now aswell :)

United States MR. Horse says:

I think .0.7 works in 9x

Belarus max1024 says:

Great! Win98SE is the super OS ))) GPU-Z also will be good for it.

United States MR. Horse says:

I wonder haw this will Id multi core cpu's?

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