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Old 09-01-2006, 05:46 PM   #1
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Pentium D 840 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor


Is a computer with the above processor a 32-bit or a 64-bit machine?
 
Old 09-01-2006, 05:55 PM   #2
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http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1988 the first hit on a google search of your title, short answer 64bit.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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64-bit applications??....

Thank you HappyTux !!
Will I ned to use all 64-bit applications, or will it run both? (Is it backward compatible?)
 
Old 09-01-2006, 06:46 PM   #4
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Thank you HappyTux !!
Will I ned to use all 64-bit applications, or will it run both? (Is it backward compatible?)
You can run either a 64bit or 32bit system if things like having flash, compatibility with pretty much all the media playing codecs ... most of the media playing works on 64bit but not all so if you want it all 32bit is the way to go. Some distros allow your to run both a 64bit system with 32bit apps I never used any of those though so have no idea how it works perhaps someone else can jump in on that.
 
  


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