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  • Started 5 years ago by zifnab06
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zifnab06
Posts: 57

Quick-ish question..

I've got Windows 7 installed right now, the 32 bit version. I have a Intel Core Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, a horrid Intel onboard video card...is there any reason I wouldn't be able to put x64 on this laptop? Do x86 and x64 both run on my processor, and with the amount of RAM i have installed, is x64 worth it?
Thanks

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whs
whs
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I don't think 64bit is worth it in your case, but it would run. You would have to live with certain restriction and might encounter some driver problems.

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ScottW
ScottW
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zifnab06, it's highly likely that your processor is 64-bit capable. Use Steve Gibson's free utility, Securable, to be certain:
http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

I can't think of a reason that Win7 x64 would not run on your system. You would be able to access all 4GB of RAM that you have. If Win7 is as good as all the reviews say, then it should have no trouble running on your integrated video chip.

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zifnab06
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kk...i'll stick with 32bit for now then..Thanks!

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InDiSent
InDiSent
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Am I incorrect in thinking that Core Duo is 32bit and Core 2 Duo is 64 bit?

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madmacs
madmacs
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@InDiSent, do you mean the Core Duo for Mac?

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InDiSent
InDiSent
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Just Core Duo and Core 2 Duo in general.

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madmacs
madmacs
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No, they arenĀ“t supported with 64 bit!! Although, they could have been (would of been capable) but Intel decided to not let them "address" the 64 bit architecture!! (Core Duo)

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