Stupid Question

By Space_Cowboy
Jun 29, 2007
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  1. I have a stupid question...

    Are the Intel Quads considered 64-bit processors? The reason I'm asking is that I've decided not to go Vista and stick with XP Pro. If the quad is a 64-bit processor, I can go with the 64-bit version of XP and access all 8GB of my memory.

    Thanks
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ Newcomer, in training Posts: 206

    yes they are 64 bit processors all new processors are 64bit
  3. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 Newcomer, in training Posts: 524

    That is not a stupid question by the way and yes the new Intel Core 2 duo Quad is considered a 64 bit processors, just about every processor bought within 2-3 years is 64 bit.
  4. Space_Cowboy

    Space_Cowboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 61

    Thats great... thanks for the responses!
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 875

    64bit XP can only use 4GB ram, not 8GB. The motherboard might support 8GB but the operating system won't.
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