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Cant use 64 bit Chess engine?

I have recently picked up an HP with an Athlon AMD64 3200+ 2.2gh processor thinking I would be able to use a 64bit chess engine on it through an Arena interface. Arena supports 64bit chess engines, but I'm still unable to install a 64bit chess engine. Any clue as to why?

Windows XP, service pack 2, all updates. No viruses or malware.
1 gig of RAM.

Thanks for your help.

Y4

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can't run 64bit software on a 32bit platform

In reply to: Cant use 64 bit Chess engine?

you'd need xp pro 64bit edition or vista 64bit.

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Well aint that a ......

In reply to: can't run 64bit software on a 32bit platform

Figures! Thanks for the quick reply.

Y4

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