I hate to butt in on someone else's thread, but I just want to confirm this myself, because I'm not entirely sure I believe it yet.
Using what's said here in this thread
, I thought I'd check my CPU architecture, and if it was really a 64-bit processor in disguise - it's not a recent one, so I wasn't expecting it to.
Anyway, if I interpret the following terminal output correctly... I have a 64-bit capable CPU, right?
liam@night-city/~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 44
model name : AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1000.000
cache size : 128 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt lm 3dnowext 3dnow up pni lahf_lm
bogomips : 1999.47
clflush size : 64
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc
liam@night-city/~$ dmidecode -t processor | grep version
/dev/mem: Permission denied
liam@night-city/~$ sudo !!
sudo dmidecode -t processor | grep version
[sudo] password for liam:
liam@night-city/~$ sudo dmidecode -t processor | grep Version
Version: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
I spotted the conspicuous lm
flag listed, which as I understand it is a sure way to tell, right?
If this is correct... then I feel kinda stupid for running 32bit systems when I could have been running a 64bit one.