64bit CPU 32Bit OS

By Yakob
Jul 20, 2007
  1. does it work??

    i currently have Vista Ultimate 32-bit and i was wondering if this was better and compatible:

    Here's one of the many i have seen:

    also is my Mobo Campatible?? it's a foxconn, can't remember model number etc but i do know that it was cheap (about £30) so if i need a better one to use a dual core processor please let me know
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

  3. Yakob

    Yakob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

  4. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Lol, good luck with your last day then fella.
    I always use:
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    Yes. All consumer 64-bit CPUs (at the moment) also support 32-bit. That CPU in particular will work just fine with a 32-bit OS. In fact, I recommend sticking with 32-bit software for now, because 64-bit software and drivers have a little bit of maturing to do. Give it a couple of years and 64-bit will be a safe bet.
  6. Yakob

    Yakob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 55

    thanks for the info :)
    it's just, i need to upgrade my processor (I'm slowly frying it :p) and the best deal's i've been finding have some "64-bit technology enabled" or something like that and i was wondering if that would be compatible with a 32-bit OS. But thanks to the replies/info that you lot have given me i now know that it is compatible :) (maybe the techspot admin/mods should do a little FAQ for noob users like me with things like will a 64 --bit processor work with a 32-bit os etc)
  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    a Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 up to a E6600 should work with any MB that would support the E4400.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,878   +1,527

    Please Note.....

    While the OS can be 32 bit, the board BIOS and chipset MUST support the 64 bit processors.
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