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What does this mean?


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#1 Surma

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:13 AM

What is I386? What does it mean?
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:33 AM

In computer context, it would most likely mean Intel 386 (the 80386 CPU). It's commonly taken to refer to 32 bit 386 Protected Mode operation which means a CPU can run 32 bit Windows. So in some circumstances it can also imply later CPUs which are backwards compatible with this 386 capability.

If you give more of the context of your question, we can answer more accurately.

Edited by Platypus, 31 July 2010 - 05:34 AM.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 08:06 AM

I'm guessing that you are asking about I386 directory on your computer.

THIS: So just what *is* the I386 directory anyway? will answer your question.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:39 PM

I was mainly referring to the phrase itself. I have seen it in C:\WINDOWS\I386 and mentioned in a few other places. Both your answers provided me with the information i need, unless theres more to know :thumbsup:
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