can i install x64 on a comp that has x32

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by christian666, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. christian666

    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    so here is my problem
    i have a comp with running XP x32(x86) same thing (right )bit now but i would like to know if it would support x64
    how i would know if my computer can support x64 bit???

    thank you for you help.
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    if your processor supports 64 bit instructions. Which processor are you using???
     
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    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    im not infront if my computer at the moment but i know that it has a Pentium 4 ht running 2.8

    should i consider the motherboard too if i want to run x64 bit???
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Nope..just cpu. I think you are out of luck. I think P4 Northwood or prescott do not support X64 as a rule. If it is a newer P4 then likely it does. I would say that you are most likely out of luck.
     
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    christian666 MDL Senior Member

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    how i would know which processor i have like the exact one???
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    use everest or cpuz...you should know this stuff (at a minimum) before you start monkeying with stuff..really.
     
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