I’m not very experienced when it comes to PCs so please be easy on me, and try not to take my questions as silly.
I was recently given a PC with the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ processor installed. I would appreciate confirmation that this is indeed two 64-bit processors. I have attempted to Google the information, but in all honesty I don’t really understand information received!
If 64-bit, how does this affect software compatibility? The OS installed is 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium. I see that some software is not compatible with 64-bit machines – or is that 64-bit operating systems?
I am planning, after reading books I have bought, on using the machine to learn more about virtualisation (VMware in particular). Incidentally, the machine has 3GB of RAM.