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Is Intel i5 760 Quad Core 32bit or 64bit ?

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October 3, 2010 7:44:29 PM

Hi Guys,

Recently I purchased an Intel i5 760 2.80Ghz Quad Core Cache 8mb processor. I am unable to figure out whether it is 32bit or 64bit.
Nothing is mentioned on the box or even in the bios( my motherboard is Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ).

To top this my friend installed windows 32 bit in my HDD mistakenly... In system properties it says x86 architecture in the device manager for the processor but on websites I am not able to find out a 32bit i5 760..

Please help me with this...

Thanks a lot,
ak
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October 3, 2010 7:48:47 PM

It is 64bit. All CPU's have been that for a few years. You should upgrade to 64bit OS for more performance, although it is fine running it on 32bit
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October 3, 2010 8:36:19 PM

So does this mean if a 32 bit OS is installed on 64bit hardware, it wont even show what actual architecture hardware is ? not even in bios...

cheers,
ak
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October 3, 2010 8:43:08 PM

So now since win 32bit is installed on my HDD is there some way I can confirm that my processor is 64bit?
Though if it is 64bit, eventually I will get 64bit win7.

thanks,
ak
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October 3, 2010 8:51:28 PM

hey...
I didn't mean to offend anyone and its not a matter of belief or not... but is there a harm in learning new things ?

cheers,
ak
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October 3, 2010 8:57:13 PM

I have already Googled and checked the link you posted. thanks for the efforts dip.. but these spec are on site... nothing is indicated on the box.. or bios as i said..

Is there any tool/utility to check processor type(specifically the 32/64 bit thing) and is this even possible to check the real architecture if iam on 32 bit win?

ak
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October 3, 2010 10:18:21 PM

All modern CPU this day are both 32 bit and 64 bits. if you install Win 7 32 bit, your cpu will be 32 bit. if you install 64 bit OS, your CPU is 64 bit.
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October 4, 2010 2:05:31 AM

Geez, you are stubborn. There's no need to put it on the box because the hardware IS 64-bit. AND 32-bit. Been that way for years.

32/64 refers to addresses. 32 bits can only address ~4GB of memory. 64 bits can address a lot more.

Regardless of what OS you install, your CPU remains both 32-bit and 64-bit capable. If you install a 32-bit OS, you are limited to 4GB total memory, any more will be ignored, because the OS cannot address the memory.

If you install 64-bit Windows, each process remains limited to 4GB, but the OS can handle as many as your installed memory will allow.

If you still need proof, Thomas . . . your mobo supports more than 4GB of memory . . . your mobo supports the processor . . . guess whether they are 32-bit or 64-bit. That stuff is on the box.
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October 4, 2010 2:46:24 AM

kimyeang88 said:
All modern CPU this day are both 32 bit and 64 bits.


So long as you don't count low-end Atoms as 'modern'.
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October 4, 2010 10:30:37 AM

ok, I trust you guys as all of you say its 64bit and also online there is no 32bit only version of this processor but just out of curiosity & for my knowledge ( not being stubborn here ) if a 32bit OS is installed on 32/64 bit architecture... there is no way to find out the maximum capabilities of this cpu ?

heres the cpu-z screenshot



Is there any indication of my processor being 64bit.?

Thanks guys,
ak
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October 4, 2010 10:35:41 AM

See the line that says "Instructions"? And the bit that says "EM64T"? That tells you all you need to know.
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October 4, 2010 10:37:03 AM

EM64T= 64 bit(for Intel).But to get the benefit of 64 bit.Install 64 bit OS and get at least 4 GB RAM.The most noticeable difference will be in switching between multiple programs.
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October 4, 2010 10:54:39 AM

Amitkhanna, as everyone above said ALL modern CPUs can run both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of windows, so your core i5 will be able to run both.
There is no need to confirm that your cpu is 64 bit by reading its spec, we are 100% sure about it, no doubt here.
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October 4, 2010 12:17:41 PM

Guys, all he asked was how to confirm that his CPU is 64bit. Utilities such as CPUZ report this information in the form of instruction set. If your CPU includes EM64T then it is 64bit.
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October 4, 2010 1:21:20 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks everyone for your time and effort. Doubts clarified.
If anyone's looking for a good utility, should try "Everest" apart from cpuz.

Have a great day,
ak
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October 4, 2010 4:20:50 PM

Best answer selected by amitkhanna.
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October 4, 2010 4:23:13 PM

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