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Windows 7: intel w/amd files

18 May 2010   #1

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intel w/amd files

i was just wondering. i have an intel processor on my pc, but when i was running mse, it's scanning files for amd64. is there a reason for this?


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18 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lectricfunrl View Post
i was just wondering. i have an intel processor on my pc, but when i was running mse, it's scanning files for amd64. is there a reason for this?
AMD64 = 64-bit
I386 = 32-bit

You'll see AMD64 referred to quite a bit with 64-bit related files/folders on Windows. Its quite normal.

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My buddy Chris posted not to long back a bit more information about 'AMD64'. Take a look; Why is Windows reporting AMD64?
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18 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Intel uses AMD's method of 64 bit processing, since it was much closer to true x64 then Intel's method was. In fact Intel's own design (Itanium) wasn't backwards compatible with 32 bit. AMD generated a good amount of buzz with AMD64 even though it wasnt too useful at that time, so Intel decided not to reinvent the wheel and just used AMD's way.
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18 May 2010   #4

Ubuntu
 
 

most interesting. thanks for the information!
that cat is making me dizzy btw.
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