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Windows 7: Cannot tell what CPU I have in my old laptop

15 Sep 2012   #1

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
Cannot tell what CPU I have in my old laptop

I have an old laptop - Toshiba A200 with a T5500 1.66GHz and I pull up Speccy and it is telling me two stories - name - Core 2 duo T5500 and a bit further down the readout Core (TM) 2 Duo T5450 @ 1.66GHZ.

I have looked up both on the Intel site and both are 64 bit instruction set I am not real sure which is which? But as long as it states 64bit instruction set on both the Intel specs site for each number I am assuming it can run 7 64bit?

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15 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Yes you can.
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15 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1

Yes, you should be good to go with 64-bit, but as that's an older machine, make sure you run the Win 7 upgrade utility to check for compatibility of the hardware software.

Another thing I have come unstuck on when upgrading older machines is finding Win 7 drivers (32 or 64-bit) for the particular machine - so I'd make sure they are available first.

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15 Sep 2012   #4

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Thanks stormy and welcome ashley - nice tip I hadn't given that thought - comes with age mate LOL!!
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15 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1

Thanks for the welcome!

(nice job against the Pumas last night btw
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16 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint

I the FWIW department, I have an older laptop with a T2390 CPU which came installed with Vista. There are no Windows 7 drivers for it. I installed Windows 7 X64 on it and windows installed all of the necessary drivers. I went to the Intel Download Center and it scanned the computer and showed me the correct chipset drivers. It has run as well as it ever has, so far. I also understand you can use soime Vista drivers installed in compatability mode if needed. Also, CPUz should identify the CPU for you.
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