what is a AMD64

  bemuzed 20:19 28 Sep 2006

I've got a PC with windows Me and it has a AMD 64 processor. What does teh "642 part mean?

  Jak_1 20:26 28 Sep 2006

I take it that you meanwhat the 64 part mean and that 642 was a typo. The 64 means it is a 64 bit chip as opposed to being a 32 bit chip.

  Mark5001 20:30 28 Sep 2006
  bemuzed 20:31 28 Sep 2006

Does that do anything for me? I use Win Me which I think is a 32bit operating system? I also use Ubuntu which is a Linux distro and i think I downloaded a 64bit version of that. You probably gather I am not quite sure what I am talking about but am interested, and cannot type.

  ed-0 21:15 28 Sep 2006

Do you mean AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core cpu?

basically it's better for multi-tasking. You can be using one side of the cpu for one task and the other side for other tasks. It's a bit like having two seperate cpu's in your motherboard.

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