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Will my setup run 64 bit?

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May 31, 2012 2:24:17 AM

I'm starting to upgrade my PC piece by piece. I just upgraded my video card, and I'm getting an SSD to load my OS on. I'm going to upgrade from Windows XP 32 bit to Windows 7, but I'm unsure if my current system will support 64 bit or not.


My specs:

- GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

- Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8500

- G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 900(PC2 7200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-7200CL4D-4GBPI-B

- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition OC

- 1 TB 7200 Western Digital Caviar Black Sata HD

- Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC

Thanks!

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May 31, 2012 2:33:52 AM

It depends on the CPU you have. Your system will support 64 bit.

The instruction set is 64 bit as stated here at Intel:
http://ark.intel.com/products/33911/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...(6M-Cache-3_16-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB)
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May 31, 2012 2:50:47 AM

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775

Will run it no problem!
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May 31, 2012 2:57:36 AM

all intel core 2's are 64-bit CPU's. maybe some of the rare core 2 solo's wern't but that doesn't matter for this
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May 31, 2012 3:00:42 AM

Those componets will run 7 with ease!
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May 31, 2012 3:03:51 AM

The only requirment to run 64bit is if your CPU has the proper instruction set to run it. All modern CPUs have this so yes you can run it without issue. You don't need more power to run it either as it is acualy more effienct than 32 bit it is theoreticly a faster version of windows.
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May 31, 2012 3:11:13 AM

Best answer selected by casualsax.
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May 31, 2012 3:12:14 AM

Thanks for all the fast responses! 64 bit it is. I had run the upgrade adviser, and it recommended 32 bit.
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May 31, 2012 3:13:13 AM

It always does that.Go with 64 bit to utilize all your ram.
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