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64bit Windows 7 - Can i Have?

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April 11, 2014 8:48:24 PM

My motherboard can take upto 16GB of ddr3 Ram, (Advertised as it can take upto 64GB, they say The maximum 64 GB of system memory can be supported using 16 GB (or above) memory modules. GIGABYTE will update the memory support list on the official website when the memory modules are available on the market.)

Motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-F2A55M-DS2 - Which is superb by the way.

AMD Athlon II X4 Core 4 (740) 3.2GHz Processor 4MB Cache

So will i be able to install Windows 7 Professional 64bit, as im planning to increase my Ram to 8GB but it would be usless as my 32bit wont register it all only 3.5GB.

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a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2014 8:54:17 PM

you can install any operating system you want as long as your CPU is also 64 bit.
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a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2014 8:54:26 PM

1. Make sure you can get 64 bit drivers for all of your peripherals and any special hardware you may be running.
2. You'll lose the ability to run any 16 bit (older) Windows or DOS programs you might be using after you install the 64 bit version.
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April 11, 2014 9:05:57 PM

fkr said:
you can install any operating system you want as long as your CPU is also 64 bit.


How do i find out if my CPU is also a 64bit?
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a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2014 9:12:01 PM

It is. I do not remember when the last 32 bit non mobile CPU was made.
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April 11, 2014 9:12:34 PM

I think i found out how, I download CPU-Z and under cpu>instructions, I see I have x86-x64. which means my cpu is 64bit. Thanks for your help guys.
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a b V Motherboard
April 11, 2014 9:14:58 PM

I have not really given thought to if a CPU was a 64bit in such a long time I had forgotten where to see that info but yes your idea of the cpu-z is perfect
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