Go to intel's website and see if it says your processor supports EM64Tor
Intel 64Ń, then more than likely it will, which it does, http://www.intel.com/products/proces...t/core2duo.htm
its the 3
from the bottom
Then you need to find out about your graphics card, sound card, and printer,
etc. drivers are in 64 bit. I will warn you this, back when XP x64 was the
only windows 64 bit OS around you had a hard time finding drivers. It is
somewhat better today. but 64 bit OS's doesn't work with 32bit drivers even
though it can run 32bit programs inside x64 environment.
Here is an example of what you are looking for: http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
--> click Vista 64bit
That shows the 64bit drivers for the ATI Radeon x1950 if you have that.
To find your system information, go to Start, All Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, System Information.
Note: That note everyone likes x64, traditional people, and x64 is not for
everyone. Also note: that x64 sometimes requires specific hardware that has
64bit drivers like graphics cards, sound cards, and the like.
> thanks a lot, so baisicly i should go buy a vista ultima disk<not an upgrade>
> slide it in and i'll be 64? anywaythanks alot
> ps. 4 those who say i don't need a 64bit---> i justwould like to have the
> power even though i don't use it <its good to know it exists>
> pps. can someone guide me through the steps like-->exactly don' want to find
> out my system doesn't support it
> "Sasha" wrote:
> > I am a x64 vista ultimate user. I would say, that if you are prepared that
> > some of your old programs may not work like "Silent Hunter 3" for me. And
> > that you are going to use your system more enthusastically than most users
> > use their's then go for it.
> > That saying about 1GB, don't believe it. I had 512 MB and it was equal in
> > performance to my XP Home system which I clean installed Vista x64 over. Oh,
> > that reminds me. You can't upgrade to x64 you have to clean install it.
> > Sucks, but it helps the stability. Back on topic, I currently have 2GB of RAM
> > and a 4GB jumpdrive using all its storage space for ReadyBoost. It runs like
> > a charm.
> > I will say this, currently not all antivirus manufactures have a nice and
> > reliable antivirus that will run great with Vista. AVast is what I use, its
> > free.
> > Also note, most people will say that the average person doesn't need all the
> > power of x64. Yes they are right. However, I was an above average technical
> > enthusiast and I decided to use x64 to take advantage of my systems power
> > (high end system, you get the point). Well, when I did that switch, I just
> > started experimenting with everything. I am a heavy graphics gamer, software
> > developer, run some distributed computing projects, and system administrator
> > now.
> > This is what you need to ask yourself if you are an average computer user.
> > Do I need the power to perform memory intensive apps, do I need the full
> > power of my 64 processor (dual core or not), do I want have stability over
> > some compatibility, and do I need the overall power x64 has? My answer was I
> > wanted the power no matter what and haven't regretted it yet, but you may
> > have different needs. Just consider how you use your system and answer those
> > above questions.
> > That last paragraph, should answer your question.
> > "Younes" wrote:
> > > sony vaio, VGN-FE48G/H, vista home premium
> > >
> > > Processor: intelĀ® Coreā¢2 CPU T7200 @2.00GHZ
> > > memory (RAM): 1022MB
> > > 32-bit Operating system
> > > now i ran a TuneUp Utilities 2007 scan and it stated :
> > > " your computer has a 64bit processer, but your current windows version only
> > > uses 32 of the available 64bits. you should consider upgrading to a 64bit
> > > version of your operating system to benefit from iproved security and better
> > > system performance"
> > >
> > > what should i do? please help.