What hardware need to be 64bit for building a 64bit system? Tags: Hard Drives Hardware Support Storage Last response: February 10, 2010 12:13 PM in Storage Share XZR February 10, 2010 9:01:16 AM I know OS have to be 64bit, but I'm not sure about the hardware, what hardware need to be 64bit capable to fully support 64bit applications, OS etc? thanks More about : hardware 64bit building 64bit system sub mesa a c 125 G Storage February 10, 2010 9:04:41 AM With 64-bit i'm assuming you mean AMD64 aka x86-64, and not the IA-64 Itanium architecture. If its AMD64, any recent AMD or Intel processor will do. Some older AMD Sempron and Celeron didn't support AMD64, but any Intel/AMD CPU you buy now should. jsc a b G Storage February 10, 2010 12:13:14 PM And the matching motherboard and memory. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed help upgrading whole system HP pav a6863w vista 64bit ForumBudget 64Bit AMD System around? ForumHardware Reserved Issue (Win 7 64bit , X79 chipset) ForumOnly 3GB Usable and Slowing Down my System ( 64-bit OS) ForumWhy do I have 64-bit Vista? Is this a waste of a x64 system ? ForumUpgrading to Windows Vista 64-Bit from 32-Bit on new SSD Forum64bit OS new build problem ForumIs a 64-bit Windows 7 quicker than 32-bit in itself, as an OS? ForumUPDATED** System built for Vista 64-bit $3500 BUDGET**UPDATED Forum32bit to 64bit ForumHELP! 64bit & 32bit what 's the difference? ForumNeed advice on duel boot xp32bit and win7 64bit ForumI5 Ivy Bridge & 64-bit OS ForumNext Windows 64-bit exclusive? ForumHelp with 32bit and 64bit ? ForumDo I need to run 64bit OS ? ForumNVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 chipset and 64bit Forum32bit vs. 64bit for Budget Build Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum4TB Storage, need help with partition sizes More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !