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Windows 7: Why is Windows reporting AMD64?

13 May 2010   #1
Beemer2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Why is Windows reporting AMD64?

My processor is a Intel Core 2 duo CPU E8400 and I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and XP mode. The motherboard uses Intel ICH10 Southbridge.

Device manager shows the correct processor.

However several times when using either Windows tools or other tools I see AMD64 mentioned as the processor type. This surely cannot be correct?


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13 May 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you provide some pictures showing this? What does CPUID say?
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13 May 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

remember win7 64bit is defined in the OS string as "AMD64" are you sure that isnt what you are seeing
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13 May 2010   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

AMD64 is the 64-bit technology that runs 64-bit mode for modern OSs....

It is showing as AMD64 cause that is the modern 64-bit execution mode that everyone uses

It is called AMD64 cause AMD readily developed it....not cause you have an AMD processor
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13 May 2010   #5
ssri

Windows 7 Professional 64bit / Arch Linux x86_64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beemer2 View Post
My processor is a Intel Core 2 duo CPU E8400 and I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and XP mode. The motherboard uses Intel ICH10 Southbridge.

Device manager shows the correct processor.

However several times when using either Windows tools or other tools I see AMD64 mentioned as the processor type. This surely cannot be correct?
'It is called AMD64 because AMD was the first with a working 64-bit chip with those specifications that could also run older 32-bit code. The original 64-bit Intel chip I think was called IA64 with a different instruction set which could not run 32-bit PC code.' (link)
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