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Upgrade Advice for Dell XPS 1530

friends ,
This is anand here.... I want to upgrade my lappy so that i can run x86-64 bit OSes.
I bought my lappy back in 2008. My lappy configuration is as follows ...

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5850 @ 2.16GHz
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0D501F (Microprocessor)
Graphics
Default Monitor @ 1280x800
256MB GeForce 8600M GT (Dell)
Hard Drives
313GB Seagate ST9320325AS (SATA)
Optical Drives
TEAC DVD+-RW DVW28SLC
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC


what kind of hardware upgrade is possible in order to run 64 bit OSes (windows and linux environment)

Please consider my request .......
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  1. Welcome
    You should be able to run 64bit OS as is but I suggest min 4GB ram for smooth ops.
  2. i tried to install rhel 6 beta on vmware but the error message it throwed is as follows ..........


    loading vmlinuz.........................................................
    loading initrd.img ....................................

    ready...............................................................
    This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU,but only detected and i686 CPU.
    Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU....
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  4. http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SL/SLA4C.html


    In there there is


    Features EM64T technology ?
    Enhanced SpeedStep technology ?
    Execute disable bit ?

    Does it means 64 bit is supported
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