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how to confirm the OS is 32bit or 64bit

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  • onlinesri
    Hi, how to confirm the windows OS is 32bit or 64bit also processor is 32bit or 64bit ? and mother board is supported by 64bit or not how to confirm? --srikanth
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 1, 2007
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      Hi,
      how to confirm the windows OS is 32bit or 64bit
      also processor is 32bit or 64bit ?
      and mother board is supported by 64bit or not how to confirm?


      --srikanth
    • Wagner, C. Marc
      All Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 w/ HT, and most Celeron D processors can run 64-bit Vista. I believe these processors all act like dual core
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 1, 2007
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        All Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 w/ HT, and most Celeron D processors can run 64-bit Vista. I believe these processors all "act like" dual core processors as well, offering dual channel operation between processor and RAM. See http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/chart/pentiumxe.htm for more complete information. I am not sure how to tell about AMD processors. I don't know how to tell if a motherboard is 64-bit compatible or not.

        To find out if you are running 32-bit or 64-bit Vista look under Control Panel/System.

        If your system is 64-bit capable, you still don't necessarily WANT to run 64-bit Vista.


        * 64-bit Vista will only be marginally faster when running 32-bit applications

        * few 64-bit Windows applications exist as yet

        * while XP-certified 32-bit applications run fine under 64-bit Vista, many XP-compatible applications are NOT certified for XP and may cause problems with Vista (especially 64-bit Vista)

        * often 32-bit device drives are not compatible with 64-bit Vista

        I'd suggest using the following guidelines. You don't need to run 64-bit Vista if ...

        ... you were happy with Windows XP performance.
        ... you don't need more than 4GB of RAM.
        ... you have no 64-bit applications.

        C. MARC WAGNER
        Services Development Specialist
        UITS, Student Technology Centers
        Indiana University, Bloomington

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        From: Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of onlinesri
        Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 5:13 AM
        To: Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [Vista] how to confirm the OS is 32bit or 64bit


        Hi,
        how to confirm the windows OS is 32bit or 64bit
        also processor is 32bit or 64bit ?
        and mother board is supported by 64bit or not how to confirm?

        --srikanth



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