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Old 04-24-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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32-bit or 64-bit?


total noob question-

is there a way to find out if a system is 32-bit or 64-bit? the processor specs dont mention anything - so how does one know?
 
Old 04-24-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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What processor are you using? Most 64 bit processors indicate this.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 06:28 PM   #3
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yeah i sortof guessed that would be the case - i'm using amd xp 1800+ and the amd site said nothing abt it being 32-bit tho the 64-bit processors were clearly labelled.
so mine is 32-bit, but is there a way to find out for any processor in case its not named 64-bit** processor?

thanks!
 
Old 04-24-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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I'm almost certain that all AMD processors that are 64-bit have 64 in their official name.
 
  


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