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Solved: 32 bit (x86) CPU with 64 bit OS. Will it work?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by milano420, Jul 4, 2011.

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  1. milano420

    milano420 Thread Starter

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    Hello, I am currently running windows vista home premium 32 bit I want to upgrade to a 64 bit version of windows 7, I know I will need a fresh install. My CPU Intel Q6600 @2.40Ghz says that is it a (x86) 32 bit CPU. Will a 64 bit OS run on this system?

    Thanks in advance
    Milano420
     
  2. Elvandil

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    No. You need a 64-bit machine.
     
  3. milano420

    milano420 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I have just seen that my computer IS 64 bit capable thanks for your help anyways!
     
  4. prunejuice

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    I'm pretty sure all quad Intels have 64 bit instruction built in.
     
  5. milano420

    milano420 Thread Starter

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    Yes they do I have learnt!
     
  6. Elvandil

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    I should have asked where you got the information that your CPU was x86. If you just checked to see what it is using now, it may show the wrong info, of course.

    Securable will test for 64-bit capability.
     
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