mine is a dual core processor, not a quad core. this computer was meant for home users, but i have heard of these computers running quad core. my motherboard does support 64 bit, but went with 32 bit b/c thats what my XP version was. idk, hindsight is 20/20 i guess.
i am still interested in figuring this out, b/c my college runs windows 7, and i can get it free. windows 7 may be more than just eye candy, but i'm just calling it as i see it, and it just looks like eye candy to me.
see an earlier post about the graphics card. i had read somewhere that this could have been a problem, but it made no sense to me as to how a graphics card could be the problem, especially if it is compatible according to Microsoft?