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Find out if I have 86 or 64 bit

HP Pavilion dv6000
June 9, 2007 at 23:29:53
Specs: XP Pro SP 2, Centrino Duo 1.6 T2050

Hello,

I am just wondering, how can I find out if my processor is using a 86 or 64 bit.

I tried going to device manager and clicking on processor and then properties. But couldn't see any details whether my computer was running a 86 or a 64 bit.

Many thanks,

Steve


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#1
June 9, 2007 at 23:35:32

What's the model / manufacturer of the CPU?

And the question is, "Do you have a 32-bit processor or a 64-bit processor?" There is no 86-bit processor, and most PC CPU's have the x86 instruction set, regardless.


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#2
June 9, 2007 at 23:52:57

Core Duo = 32-bit
Core 2 Duo = 64-bit

The T2050 is a Core Duo, so you've got a 32-bit processor.

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#3
June 10, 2007 at 04:55:11

Hello,

Thanks for your response,

I was just wondering how you could find out on your computer.

Thanks,

Steve


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#4
June 10, 2007 at 09:58:32

To have your computer tell you in its own words the capabilities of your processor, download CPU-Z.
http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

If CPU-Z lists "EM64T" in the Instructions field, then you've got a 64-bit processor. However, it won't since you've got a Core Duo, which is a 32-bit CPU.

Pentium III--Descendant of Intel Core.
Pentium III-S 1400 @ 1.63GHz, 512K L2
X800XT AIW OC 580/600
2GB of RAM
250GB HD
SB Audigy 2
QDI Advance 12 mobo
Smugly running Vista


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#5
June 10, 2007 at 15:19:23

Centrino has never been the name for a CPU but a mobile platform technology that includes specific CPU, chipset & wireless network adapter as a unit combo.

Your Pavilion dv6000 CPU is actually an Intel Core Duo T2050 with Centrino Duo Mobile Technology. Unfortunately it is NOT a 64-bit processor, but a 32-bit 1.6GHz Yonah CPU with a 533MHz FSB.

http://support.intel.com/support/no...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

PS. If you prefer to check for this detail on the system rather than going by the CPUs specification, you can simply navigate the registry through,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0

Then look at the right pane under ProcessorNameString & Identifier & you should be able to very the CPU platform.


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#6
June 12, 2007 at 05:31:32

" PS. If you prefer to check for this detail on the system rather than going by the CPUs specification, you can simply navigate the registry through,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\CentralProcessor\0

Then look at the right pane under ProcessorNameString & Identifier & you should be able to very the CPU platform."
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This does not list the processor type but rather the present state of operation.

I have a the Q6600 quad core (64 bit capable) and the registry lists it as a X86 system (32 bits).... I am running XP 32bit right now.

If you want to know your processor... then download Everest Home Edition and run it.... it will tell you all you ever wanted to know about your machine.



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#7
June 12, 2007 at 10:30:08

Thanks everyone,

All my questions answered,

steve


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#8
June 12, 2007 at 16:41:02

Blackbill,

Thanks for spotting that ;-)


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