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#1 ONLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:24 PM

I finding conflicting answers online. Anyone have a definitive source?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

There are a couple of them that are 64bit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_4

Check this link for your model number and it will tell you if it is 64bit or not: http://www.cpu-world..._Pentium_4.html
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

It's on a machine that Amenditman put together for a friend of mine. I was curious to know because I need to know if I need to download a 32 bit version of Linux Mint for it. I currently have a 64 bit version. I guess Bob will know for sure. I have a suspicion that the one he's bringing to me tomorrow is 32 bit, though.

Oh, and thanks for the info. :yes:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

I would say that most will be 32-bit.

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#5 ONLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Yup. That's what I'm figuring. Guess I'll go d-load that 32 bit Linux Mint real quick before I leave to go on my afternoon walk. :)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 April 2012 - 12:24 PM, said:

I finding conflicting answers online. Anyone have a definitive source?
I'm pretty sure the BIOS will tell you if the processor supports 64 bit instructions.

Edited by amenditman, 15 April 2012 - 02:09 PM.

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#7 ONLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

View Postamenditman, on 15 April 2012 - 02:08 PM, said:

I'm pretty sure the BIOS will tell you if the processor supports 64 bit instructions.

Well, I'll find out this week, huh? :)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Good luck! Would be a nice find if it is. There certainly aren't many of them. :yes:
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 April 2012 - 07:28 PM, said:

Well, I'll find out this week, huh? :)
In the BIOS, it will identify the processor series and number. You can look it up on Intel's website.
http://ark.intel.com...ocessor/desktop

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 15 April 2012 - 12:36 PM, said:

It's on a machine that Amenditman put together for a friend of mine. I was curious to know because I need to know if I need to download a 32 bit version of Linux Mint for it. I currently have a 64 bit version. I guess Bob will know for sure. I have a suspicion that the one he's bringing to me tomorrow is 32 bit, though.

Oh, and thanks for the info. :yes:
Easy to find out.  Try loading the 64bit LiveCD.  If it works, then the CPU is 64bit.  If it isn't, you'll get and error message saying it won't work with your processor. :shifty:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Hey Lew,

I like EASY. I think I'll do just as you suggest. ;)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

Yah, that'll work. :bangin:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

I'm installing SP 3 on the newly installed Win XP right now. I'm done after this, though. Heading back inside for the evening. I'll continue with the Win customizations and Linux Mint install tomorrow. I already restored his My Docs from the crashed Win system. Used the Ubuntu I had installed on another partition of that old system to make the retrieval. :)

Cleaned all the gooey stickers off, too. ;)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 16 April 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

Cleaned all the gooey stickers off, too. ;)
I bet it's all purty now!

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:50 PM

Yup. :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

That is awesome Eric!! Great job! :sorcerer: :sorcerer:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

I can install Win XP Pro and the service packs in my sleep, practically. I've done it a few times over the years. ;)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

Yeah, I hear ya. Me too. ;)

I actually have SP1, SP2 and SP3 downloadable full versions so I can do SP1 (if necessary) and SP2 installs before even connecting to the Internet for security reasons.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

Yup. I have the Service Packs on CD... and MS Security Essentials, too. I install all of it before I ever hook up an Ethernet cord. :yes:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

OK, the Lewmur method worked very well. It's a 32 bit processor. That's what I figured, anyway. I downloaded a 32 bit version of Linux Mint earlier today. I'll install it tomorrow. Yay! :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Yes! :yes:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:30 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 16 April 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

Cleaned all the gooey stickers off, too. ;)

20% less horsepower too now. :(
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:40 AM

Late to the game: CPU-Z utility will tell you - looking for the EMT64 op-code/identifier. Some late model 775 Pentium 4s and (I believe all) Pentium Ds are.  You can check the CPU ID  (SL7D, etc) with Intel's CPU spec sheets.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 10:03 AM

The software http://www.cpuid.com...ares/cpu-z.html
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

Hiya, pc-tecky! Where've you been hiding lately?

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