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#1 WikkedFX4

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:43 AM

How do u know if ur processor is a 32 bit or a 64 bit?

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:48 AM

On the Windows operating system, go to the Start menuAll Programs. Open the Accessories folder, then the System Tools folder. In the System Tools folder, select the System Information option.

 

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In the System Information window, on the right side, look for the System Type option under the Item column. The associated value, in the Value column, will tell you which type of CPU the computer has in it. If the System Type value includes "x86" in it, the CPU is 32-bit. If the System Type value includes "x64" in it, the CPU is 64-bit.

 

A 32-bit Processor can't run a 64-bit Operation System.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:14 AM

Thanks. When buying a processor it will say if it's 32 bit or 64 bit right?

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:38 AM

You can ask it in the shop, but modern processors are 99,9% of the time 64-bit.  :thumbup2:



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:28 AM

Ah ok the reason for my asking is because I wanna boost the ram in my computer everything in it is brand new. I want to go to 4 GB. The processor is INTEL PENTIUM G3258 CPU, 3.20GHZ, 3 MB,LGA-1150. I know I have to upgrade win 7 to 64 bit as well. Your help is much appreciated thanks

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:30 AM

ok thanks so much

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:09 AM

You're welcome, that is why there are forums!  :thumbup2:



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:22 PM

Anything more recent than a Pentium 4 is almost guaranteed to be 64-bit.  That's the hardware/CPU, not the O/S.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_microprocessors

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:59 PM

Also just so you know, you can google your processor model# and Intel will give you a page with lots of processor information: http://ark.intel.com/products/82723/Intel-Pentium-Processor-G3258-3M-Cache-3_20-GHz



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:42 PM

Thanks everyone this really helped

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

So apparently i have a 64 bit processor but I'm running win7 32 bit and 2 GB of RAM I didn't think that would work

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

If you have under 4Gb of RAM, I suggest you to stay under Windows 32-bits. The reason being that it's not worth reinstalling a 64-bits version of it with that much RAM. When you run Windows 64-bits, 32-bits applications are "emulated" in a virtual process that consumes more resources, hence why you should look for 64-bits applications under Windows 64-bits, as they'll take way less resources. If you have over 4Gb of RAM (or 4Gb, your call), you can go with Windows 64-bits, other than that, it's not worth it. You'll just be dragged down by the multiple 32-bits applications you're going to run. Just be sure to manage your system properly: uninstall useless programs, updates the ones that needs to updated, manage your start-up programs and services, maintain your graphic card drivers, up to date, etc. and your system should run at a decent speed.

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 05:06 PM

Ok thanks

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 06:06 PM

No problem. Let us know if you have any more questions on the subject :)

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:40 PM

Will do




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