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..
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.
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.?
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.