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Intel Celeron 900 2.2Ghz run 64bit OS?

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#1 NpaMattAlan


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Posted 24 November 2009 - 01:51 AM

On the Wal Mart black friday deals, they are advertising a 17.3 laptop with Intel Celeron 2.2Ghz 900 model processor, 4gb RAM, 320HDD, and Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit.

After reviewing on Intel's site, I notice the Celeron 900 - 2.20Ghz is only a single core processor.... From memory(I don't research computers often), I thought you needed atleast dual core to run 64bit?

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?...uct_id=12347225 - Walmart Details

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=41498 - Intel on the processor.

Edit: I found this from Google'ing: http://www.it-echo.com/2009/11/19/hp-g71-3...2009-deals.html

Is Walmart wrong? and its really a duo core processor?

Edit x2: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/171/questions-and-advice-for-buying-a-new-computer/ Sorry missed that forum. Mod please move.

Edited by NpaMattAlan, 24 November 2009 - 02:07 AM.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:31 AM

A dual-core is not necessary to run 64 bit.

Read the info in your second link. First column, eighth line = Instruction Set. Then look across > 64-bit.

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