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Reckless1o1

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Well I was looking into upgrading to Vista and came upon a few questions.

1) how do I determine which speed my computer runs at, either 32 or 64 bit?

2) say I install the 32 bit version, is it possible to change to 64 bit without much trouble?

Thanks for any help | Reckless1o1

Edited by Reckless1o1, 31 January 2007 - 07:22 PM.

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1) It depends on whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit CPU. If you don't know what kind of CPU you have, download Everest:
http://www.lavalys.com/

2) Unless I'm mistaken, there's no upgrade option for the 64-bit version, you just have to reformat and install. Whether or not this is "much trouble" depends on whether you consider this as such.
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Thanks a lot for your help. I downloaded the software you said. I was looking around it and found "x86, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE" under Instruction Set. Is that what I am looking for? If so which version does that translate to, 32 or 64 bit. And if thats not the right place to look can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks again | Reckless1o1
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Under "Motherboard" and then "CPUID" check to see if "64-bit x86 Extension (AMD64, EM64T)" is supported.
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Not supported, so then I have 32 bit?
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Yep, which doesn't surprise me. Usually you'll find 64-bit among higher end (read: expensive), newer models.

I don't run 64-bit and neither do most people. For now at least, there is little advantage to running 64-bit over 32-bit (though ultimately that should change).

Edited by mpfeif101, 31 January 2007 - 10:33 PM.

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