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July 7, 2013 2:30:52 PM

I’m upgrading my pc from Win XP to Win 7 OS and need to get a new graphics card that has/supports DirectX 11. A Tom’s Hardware user recommended AMD Radeon HD 7750, but I forgot that my pc is 32-bit. So I’m trying to figure out whether my CPU is 32-bit or 64-bit and if my motherboard is 64-bit compatible or if I’d have to replace either or both. Does anyone know how I can find out? I had zero luck with MSI and AMD websites. This is what I have:

1.AMD Athlon64 4200 Dual Core (2.2GHz), 3.25 GB of RAM
2. MSI K9N4 Ultra F motherboard , NVIDIA nForce 500 Chipset based with PCIe x 16 slot
3. Acer model P205H LCD monitor with 1600 x 900 resolution

I recently added more RAM to accommodate Windows 7, but now need to upgrade the graphics and I’m not sure what else. I have both the 32-bit and 64-bit installation disks for Win 7 (with a single license), so I’m able to install either version. Also, the pc has 2 hard drives, 320 GB each. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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July 7, 2013 2:35:49 PM

That's why it's named Athlon 64 - yes it's 64bit...use the 64bit version of Win, even if you don't have more than 4GB you might move to 4+ GB
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July 7, 2013 2:42:18 PM

Tradesman1 said:
That's why it's named Athlon 64 - yes it's 64bit...use the 64bit version of Win, even if you don't have more than 4GB you might move to 4+ GB


Thank you! I kind of thought that's what it meant, but I wasn't sure--thanks for confirming.
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July 7, 2013 2:46:49 PM

64 Bit
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July 7, 2013 4:06:45 PM

No problem, have a good one
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