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by: zzmadd
#34968
this: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
also in such file there are 4 instances of that CPU type...
I searched and it seems Apple doesn't allow, I don't even understand what, to modify resource forks.
Yesterday then I did the same operation from within a folder within the desktop, then it allowed me to do it without errors.
When I copied the file into the right folder and rebooted I was unable to get any window by doing "about this mac"

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by: Shaneee
#35655
zzmadd wrote:this: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
also in such file there are 4 instances of that CPU type...
I searched and it seems Apple doesn't allow, I don't even understand what, to modify resource forks.
Yesterday then I did the same operation from within a folder within the desktop, then it allowed me to do it without errors.
When I copied the file into the right folder and rebooted I was unable to get any window by doing "about this Mac"
Did you replace the code signing? What do you want it to say? I'll modify it for you.
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by: zzmadd
#35772
Hi, thanks a lot,
I wanted to get this, but I am now on Sierra as I prefer it to HS at this stage:
AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200
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by: Shaneee
#35774
You'll need to upload the file for me then. I've not got Sierra installed currently.

Edit: If you were adding that ™ to the file that'll be what caused the error...
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by: zzmadd
#35819
Really? That "™"?
I found it cool and thought it would be just text...😁😬
I try without it then and let you know.
Thanks!
Post Merged
It worked in a split second, it was the little "™"!
Thanks!
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by: Shaneee
#35859
It's the formatting. I would assume there's no hex value for it.
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by: vicgregor
#37120
Shaneee wrote: Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:34 pm
I finally found a way to change the CPU name from the Intel one that shows to AMD. Here you can see mine reported correctly,

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To start you will want to download iHex from the App Store. Here is a link for it,
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https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ihex-hex-editor/id909566003?mt=12

You'll need to know what your CPU is shown as in About this Mac before you start. For mine it was shown as Intel Xeon Quad-Core.

Once that's installed open Finder and navigate to, Copy the AppleSystemInfo file to your Desktop and make an extra copy in the Documents to be sure. Now rename the original file inside the framework to AppleSystemInfoBackup.

Once you've done that open iHex and drag the AppleSystemInfo file onto the iHex window. From here you can expand the window so it's easier to read.

Now in the menu bar choose, Edit > Find > Find and change the type to Text and search for CPU. Your screen should look something like this,

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Now find the Intel CPU string that you system is showing and note how many characters long it is. This includes the spaces. For my example Intel Xeon is 10 long was changed to AMD FX4300 which is also 10.

Once you've done that from the Menu bar choose File > Save. A popup may appear, just click on Save.

Now you need to open up Terminal and enter this command,
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sudo codesign -f -s - ~/Desktop/AppleSystemInfo

Enter your password and you should see "replacing existing signature". Once that's done put the modified file back inside the Framework and open up About this Mac. You should now see your changes :thumbup:

Enjoy.
Can I still use the same method when the CPU is displayed as "Unknown"?
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by: Shaneee
#37164
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by: KraDzT
#44513
frle10 wrote:Hmm, I also have unknown and I tried the thing with TextWrangler but when I try to save I get an error saying:

The authenticated save for this file failed (application error code: 20004)
I have the same error

EDIT:

I could change it
I did not change to the first one because I put the modified file in the "English" folder and since I have the system in Spanish, it occurred to me to put it in the "es_419" folder and that's it, the processor information comes out

It would be good to say this little detail in the instructions, that depending on the language of the system, the file should be placed.
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