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how to check in windows if my processor is 64bit or 32bit

is there a way to check whether my processor is 64bit or 32bit, as control panel does not show such details
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  1. Tell us what your CPU is and you'll know faster than you can click on Control Panel! :D
  2. Download CPU-Z and check if your processor has instructions called EM64T (for Intel processors).

    If you own an AMD processor, just make sure you have an Athlon 64 processor (single, X2 or FX--doesn't matter).

    What processor do you have? All Intel processors from the Pentium 4 (past Prescott) and beyond are able to execute x64 instructions.
  3. thanx for the info. i have an intel e6300 1.86ghz processor
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    thanx for the info. i have an intel e6300 1.86ghz processor


    64-bit
  5. thanx a lot, i got enough of info now :)
  6. Let's just add that most consumer OSes out there are 32-bit for now; Vista 64-bit does exist, but not only is it bereft of drivers, WoW64 doesn't entail 100% software compatibility. Windows XP 64-bit edition doesn't really count, as it is an XP Pro version (to be precise, it's a re-dressed Windows 2003 Server 64-bit).

    As far as I know, MacOS X is still 32-bit only too; however due to its roots and less varying hardware, switching it to 64-bit is hardly a problem.

    In fact, right now, only systems like Linux or BSD can really make use of 64-bit processors - if only because most of their hardware drivers have free sources, and 32-bit compatibility is built right into the kernels.
  7. I just had to thank you all for the answers, they really helped me out!
  8. mitch074 said:
    Let's just add that most consumer OSes out there are 32-bit for now; Vista 64-bit does exist, but not only is it bereft of drivers, WoW64 doesn't entail 100% software compatibility. Windows XP 64-bit edition doesn't really count, as it is an XP Pro version (to be precise, it's a re-dressed Windows 2003 Server 64-bit).

    As far as I know, MacOS X is still 32-bit only too; however due to its roots and less varying hardware, switching it to 64-bit is hardly a problem.

    In fact, right now, only systems like Linux or BSD can really make use of 64-bit processors - if only because most of their hardware drivers have free sources, and 32-bit compatibility is built right into the kernels.


    You forgot about Windows 7 64bit, I'm using it currently and its fine, no driver issues at all.
  9. icraig said:
    You forgot about Windows 7 64bit, I'm using it currently and its fine, no driver issues at all.

    Check the post date.
  10. icraig said:
    You forgot about Windows 7 64bit, I'm using it currently and its fine, no driver issues at all.


    His post was from nearly 3 years ago when Vista was still new and not many people used it, and Windows 7 sure wasn't out at the time. lol


    Lets get this thread locked.
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