Is my computer 32 or 64 bit? And can it be 64 bit?

  Will 11:11 03 Jul 2013

I am going to upgrade from Win XP to Win 7. I am going through the various literature, advice and posts but I can't see where I can find out weather my system supports 64 bit. I have the following:


CPU - 3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium, 64 kilobyte primary memory cache, 2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache


Graphics card - NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 [Display adapter]

Thanks for amy help you can give me.

  rdave13 11:26 03 Jul 2013

Have a look at this link.

  onthelimit1 11:28 03 Jul 2013

Here's a starting point for you

MS article

  onthelimit1 11:28 03 Jul 2013

Fingers too slow - again!

  rdave13 11:33 03 Jul 2013

If the proccessor is x86 (32-bit) you cannot change to 64-bit.

  Will 11:37 03 Jul 2013

Okay guys thankyou as usual, I am running 32bit. Now I need to find out if I can run 64bit

  onthelimit1 11:53 03 Jul 2013

The fourth question on my link should tell you.

  Will 11:57 03 Jul 2013

onthelimit, that link wouldn't come through. I am searching the specs looking to see where or if "x86 (32-bit)" is mentioned

  Will 12:00 03 Jul 2013

so just checked the Intel site and it tells me "Instruction set - 64bit so it looks as if I am okay. Thanks again all.

  rdave13 12:00 03 Jul 2013

"Method 2: View the System Information window 1.Click Start, and then click Run. 2.Type winmsd.exe, and then click OK. 3.When System Summary is selected in the navigation pane, locate Processor under Item in the details pane. Note the value. ?If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with x86, the computer is running a 32-bit version of Windows. ?If the value that corresponds to Processor starts with IA-64 or AMD64, the computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows."

From the link I gave above. If the processor is x86 it's a 32 bit processor. If it shows 64 then it's 64-bit.

  Woolwell 12:06 03 Jul 2013

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