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Windows 7: how to check if my system is 64 capable?

29 Sep 2009   #1
mn9500

 
 
how to check if my system is 64 capable?

i have a amd athlon 3500+ and 3 gbs of ram, but ive read that you need a 64 bit compatible mainboard and chipset and i wanted to know if there any programs to check if my system is capable of running 64 bit. I know my processor is 64 bit, but not if any other of my hardware is capable. how could i check?


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29 Sep 2009   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

First of all the make and model board is the thing needed here in order to look that up and find out if any Vista drivers were made available since those can be used on 7. After 2yrs. since Vista's release Asus came out with the Vista 64bit updates for the older Socket AM2 board in use here.

With the specifications looked up you can also go directly to the chipset manufacturer to see what they have available as well as simply allow the Windows updates to locate the optional hardware and software updates once the 7 installation is on and the update history is scanned.
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29 Sep 2009   #3
mn9500

 
 

the motherboard is a msi albacore and the cpu is an amd athlon 3500+, socket 939.

i bought this pc back in 2005. i checked the site and the updates that are available are "AMD CPU Driver", "AMD Away Driver" and AMD System Driver". It doesnt say anything about being 64 bit.
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29 Sep 2009   #4
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Is this on a premade system like an HP? I'm looking one Albacore-GL6E the way HP has that named being the MSI MS-7093.

Apparently eMachines and Gateway used the same or same series boards on their models showing Vista 32/64bit updates for the onboard ATI vpu, onboard sound, and the ethernet card but not for the sata/RAID which only goes as far as 2000/XP.

The best thing now would be going for the System Info for Windows tool free at SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala With that you can click on hardwares/motherboard to see the exact make and model board. At least the onboard video and sound as well as ethernet is covered.
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29 Sep 2009   #5
mn9500

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Is this on a premade system like an HP? I'm looking one Albacore-GL6E the way HP has that named being the MSI MS-7093.

Apparently eMachines and Gateway used the same or same series boards on their models showing Vista 32/64bit updates for the onboard ATI vpu, onboard sound, and the ethernet card but not for the sata/RAID which only goes as far as 2000/XP.

The best thing now would be going for the System Info for Windows tool free at SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala With that you can click on hardwares/motherboard to see the exact make and model board. At least the onboard video and sound as well as ethernet is covered.
yea its a premade HP pavilion a1130n, and the tool u linked to says the motherboard is "MSI Albacore, version 1.0".
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29 Sep 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Download Securable from grc.com ... it will tell you if your system is 64bit ready or not. Get it -=> Here
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29 Sep 2009   #7
mn9500

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Download Securable from grc.com ... it will tell you if your system is 64bit ready or not. Get it -=> Here
thanks.

this is what i got when i ran it

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29 Sep 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Then yer good to go M8!
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29 Sep 2009   #9
mn9500

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Then yer good to go M8!
nice, but what about that NO on the right. The program is saying that it wont be running full speed. Is it that big of a worry?
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29 Sep 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

mn

the no is for running a virtual XP machine. has nothing to do with speed
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