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Old 03-07-2008, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just bought this laptop and it has an AMD Turion TL-64 X2 2.2Ghz 64-Bit processor in it. But, the Windows Vista version that came with the laptop is 32-bit. Shouldn't the OS be 64 bit???

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not necessarily. A 64bit OS is mainly to address larger file sizes, and more than 3.5GB of memory. 32bit works just fine on 64bit processors.



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both AMD and Intel's mainstream processors operate in 32 and 64 bit modes so it's not particularly important whether you use a 32 or 64 bit operating system unless you have other requirements (like b1gapl alluded to). of course if you have a true 64 bit only processor like the Itanium then you need a 64 bit OS.
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Default Re: 64 Bit AMD Processor with 32 Bit Vista

and if you don't know what itanium cpu's are then you probably don't need them or need to know about them

also i have no idea what they are, and if you're interested in finding out more go onto google and search it

and if you want you can use 64 bit vista.
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Okay, thanks a lot guys! This is why I love these boards!
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