64 bit Capable Processor?

By ebolamonkey3
Dec 19, 2008
  1. Hey guys, I own an Athlon X2 BE-2400 chip and an ECS 780GM board. CUPz says my cpu has the x86-64 instruction set, does that mean it would be able to use 64 bit Windows?

    Also, does anyone know how to upgrade from Vista 32 bit to 64 bit without doing a clean reinstall? Thanks in advance.
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    you cant do it w/o a clean install and yes to your question.
  3. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    So do I just pop the 64 bit Windows disc in the DVD drive and it'll do it by itself or do I have to reformat my hard drive first? Thanks.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    You will be able to format from the Windows installation.
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