I am intending to buy a new copy of Windows XP Pro. My existing copy works well enough, but fails validation despite it being a genuine version. I dont know if my system is 32 bit or 64 bit. According to my system device manager I have two Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.000GHz. My Motherboard is an ASRock 775VM800. I have looked at the literature with my computer but there is nothing specific re 32 or 64 bit. Is there an easy way to find out which it is.
I have run CPU-Z, but the results exceed the characters permitted in a post. Which results should I post? I have spoken to Microsoft they say it is OEM and I should contact vendor. Vendor has gone bump.
I have phoned Microsoft and they isist the matter is "Not within the Microsoft frame of reference" As my vendor is no longer in business they say I should purchase a new Retail version of XP Pro. I don't want to, but what can I do? The question now is: Should I purchase 64bit or 32 bit? Will my existing applications run on a 64bit or would it be more prudent to buy 32bit.
My details are: Name Intel Pentium 4 630 Codename Prescott Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz Package Socket 775 LGA (platform ID = 4h) CPUID F.4.3 Extended CPUID F.4 Core Stepping N0 Technology 90 nm Core Speed 2999.7 MHz (15.0 x 200.0 MHz) Rated Bus speed 799.9 MHz Stock frequency 3000 MHz Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, EM64T L1 Data cache 16 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative L2 cache 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size FID/VID Control yes FID range 14.0x - 15.0x VID range 1.116V - 1.420V
I would not have thought it worth going 64 bit unless you also have progs that are 64 bit and I would be surprised if many were. I expect your system works ok with the present 32 bit win xp so 'if it ain't broke, don't fixit'