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32 bit or 64 ?


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#1 joh510

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:29 AM

I have a older dell e521 and it been formatted with no operating system it has a amd on board I know that, but how can i tell if I need a 32 bit operating system or 64 bit? since there is no operating system on it now...

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

hi, best way would be to find out is i nthe bios ,you don't need os to do so ,hitting f2 on bootup will open the bios check under processor info.
you can download the computers manual to show you how ,if needed , here ,
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/index.htm

Edited by caperjac, 01 October 2011 - 08:55 AM.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:11 AM

No one...needs...a 64-bit O/S. It's an option that some users choose because of some of the advantages that they believe that a 64-bit O/S provides over a 32-bit O/S.

The processor on that system supports both 32-bit and 64-bit O/Ses.

32-bit and 64-bit Windows frequently asked questions - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:43 AM

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