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#1 Derek Ellis

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:49 PM

I plan to upgrade to Windows Vista hopefully soon.

How do i know if my processor is 32 or 64 bit? I have Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Gz on each of my Dells.

I do already know how to find out of the OS is 32 or 64 bit version (right now i am runing Windows Xp home).

I want to upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit.

Both of my Computers have a max capacity of 4Gb of RAM. I have 2Gb in stalled on each right now.

I want to be able to utlize all of my RAM when i upgrade, i do know that the 32 bit OS will only recongize 3 or 3.5Gb.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:11 PM

Go to CPU ID
Download their program (You have to scroll down some until you get to a table.
Run as administrator
It will not directly tell you, but from the picture you can figure it out

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:41 PM

I have CPUID

so where would it say what my processor bit type is?

Edited by Derek Ellis, 14 May 2009 - 10:44 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:47 PM

Screen shot the CPUID on my system

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:46 AM

All Core 2 Duo's are 64 bit. The way to tell in CPU-Z is by looking under Instructions and look for EM64T which indicates that it supports 64 bit. As I recall, if this were an AMD CPU it would say AMD64 (if anyone knows better, feel free to correct me ;) ).

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:47 AM

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The picture shows processor stats-

Lower left is processor type-x32 or x64
Top is manufacturer- Mine's AMD, yours is Intel
Below is name- Phenom x4 means I have a quad-core Phenom processor

EDIT:

He responded while I was typing, and is also completely right.

EDIT:

ABP was blocking pictures from loading, so I couldn't see your picture.

Edited by maki2012, 15 May 2009 - 04:51 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:40 AM

So specifically where on that screenshot that it indicates whether ur processor is a 32 bit or a 64 bit?

Because currently, i'm using 32 bit OS, but I've technically got 4 GB of ram, and from wat i heard, 32 bit OS only recognise about 2.5 - 3 GB of ram. From the way my system is running, it seems like i've got only 2.5 GB of ram.

Coz yea, i would also like to upgrade to a 64 bit OS in the near future, just for the heck of utilizing the most of my god given ram.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:26 AM

It says whether it supports 64 bit or not under Instructions in CPU-Z. For Intel processors it will say EM64T if they support x64 and for AMD processors it will say x86-64 :huh: . If those aren't present, your CPU doesn't support 64 bit.

Edited by exile360, 16 May 2009 - 02:27 AM.





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