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[aprssig] How do I tell if my computer is 32/64 bit ?

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Thu Feb 14 17:03:29 UTC 2008


I guess you're right...

"The Core 2 brand refers to a range of Intel's consumer 64-bit dual-core 
and MCM quad-core CPUs with the x86-64 instruction set"

I was thinking of the IA-64 architecture, which the Core 2 is not.

Scott
N1VG

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wrote:
>> The Core 2 Duo is a dual-core 32 bit machine - but still 32 bits.
>>  Generally speaking, you're going to pay a lot more for a 64 bit machine,
> 
> That's what I thought a little while ago.  I now think you'll have a
> hard time finding a machine with a 32 bit processor.   The 64bit cpu's
> run 32bit code just fine.  If you have the right Intel CPU you can
> actually run virtual 64 bit OS's in VMWare with a 32bit host OS.
> Magic indeed.
> 
> Bill - WA7NWP
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