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Windows 7: Do I have 64 bit capability?

04 Jun 2011   #1
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Do I have 64 bit capability?

I'm running Win7 HP x86 on my eMachine and ran the Intel CPU ID Utility and it gave me the attached result. Does this mean I can run a x64 bit version of Win7? Thanks.




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04 Jun 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Yes you can
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04 Jun 2011   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jacatone,

As long as you have 64-bit versions of your device's drivers, then yes you can install a 64-bit Windows 7.

However, I would recommend that you have at least 4GB of RAM installed for the 64-bit Windows 7 to have good performance.

https://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...omparison.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Jun 2011   #4
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

7 on a Pentium 4? What about your other hardware specs?
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05 Jun 2011   #5
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Actually, I only have 512MB of RAM but I attached a 4GB flash drive and used that Power Boost feature. It works really well.
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05 Jun 2011   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
Actually, I only have 512MB of RAM but I attached a 4GB flash drive and used that Power Boost feature. It works really well.
The minimum ram required for 64 bit is twice that of 32 (4 gigs of ram) what ever USB sitck you are using does not count toward it so with the amount of ram you have stay away from 64 bit unless you are upgrading it.



edit. Macgyvr is correct. the numbers are ABSOLUTE MINIMUM 32BIT= 1 GIG, 64BIT= 2 GIGS. More if you want any sort of performance and aero to run.
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05 Jun 2011   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
Actually, I only have 512MB of RAM but I attached a 4GB flash drive and used that Power Boost feature. It works really well.
The minimum ram required for 64 bit is twice that of 32 (4 gigs of ram) what ever USB sitck you are using does not count toward it so with the amount of ram you have stay away from 64 bit unless you are upgrading it.
This is incorrect. The requirements are 1GB for 32 bit and 2GB for 64 bit (from Microsoft's page here).
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05 Jun 2011   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
Actually, I only have 512MB of RAM but I attached a 4GB flash drive and used that Power Boost feature. It works really well.
The minimum ram required for 64 bit is twice that of 32 (4 gigs of ram) what ever USB sitck you are using does not count toward it so with the amount of ram you have stay away from 64 bit unless you are upgrading it.
This is incorrect. The requirements are 1GB for 32 bit and 2GB for 64 bit (from Microsoft's page here).
thanks for the numerical correction of a well known fact.. The premise still valid.
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06 Jun 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It says right in your screen shot that your system is x64 compatible.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
Actually, I only have 512MB of RAM but I attached a 4GB flash drive and used that Power Boost feature. It works really well.
ReadyBoost is meant to provide a little boot to system with under 1 GB of memory. However, it would never replace the performance of actual memory. 512 MB is WAAAAAY too low for modern OSes, and well below what's been "usable" for several years now. Do yourself a favor, and regardless of your OS choice, add more memory.
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06 Jun 2011   #10
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

seriously! adding more ram has so many benefits and its not expensve at all! btw I ran windows 7 on my HP pent 4 and it worked perfectly! but I did install 4 gb of ram...
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