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Old 09-23-2018, 08:49 AM   #1
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Can I run a 64 bit operating system on my old computer ?


Can I run a 64 bit operating system on my old computer ?
It's a desktop box.
My processor is an Intel Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33 GHz 2003.00 MHz
with 8 Gig memory
I've got a 19 Gig partition available.
Since I've got a multi-os system, I could clear a bigger partiton
if necessary.
 
Old 09-23-2018, 08:52 AM   #2
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Ok, here's how you do it (well one of the methods anyway).

You open a browser and search for Intel Quad CPU Q8200. You find the specification sheet and then you read from it whether it uses a 32-bit or 64-bit instruction set.

Let us know how you get on.
 
Old 09-23-2018, 09:42 AM   #3
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is it 64bit CPU? if no then no.

Instruction Set 64-bit
https://ark.intel.com/products/36547...z-1333-MHz-FSB

yes you can run it. unless it is completely screwed up, then ....
 
Old 09-23-2018, 09:53 AM   #4
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Create a Live USB or Live DVD of a user-friendly 64 bit distro (such as Ubuntu or Mint).

Try to boot it in "Live" mode (without installing or making any permanent changes to your computer).

Does it work?
 
Old 09-23-2018, 11:05 AM   #5
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By now you should have learned (1) that is a 64-bit processor and (2) people here get a bit peeved if you expect them to do your internet searches for them!

This may not be a modern processor, but it's certainly good enough for any Linux distro. Whether the 19GB partition is adequate obviously depends on how big /home needs to be. 10GB should do for the root.
 
  


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