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ok, you know how the new processors out are like X64 or something? How do we know if we have that type of processor?

Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2992 Mhz

Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz

those are from DxDiag, what does a x86 mean?

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edit - lol, who edited my topic title? thanks i guess

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ok, you know how the new processors out are like X64 or something? How do we know if we have that type of processor?

Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2992 Mhz

Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz

those are from DxDiag, what does a x86 mean?

)corjello(

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x86.

You have a 32- bit processor. Processors that are x64, as opposed to x86, are 64-bit processors. If you want 64-bit application support, such as support for Windows XP x64 Edition, or Windows Vista x64 Edition, you will need both a new motherboard and a new processor.

But I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it. 64-bit OSes are by no means currently a necessity; in fact, most of the civilized world is still using good ol' 32-bit procs/OSes. 64-bit probably won't become a necessity for another year or two, and by that time, you'll want to buy a new computer anyway.

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