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where are bits

by seajayblue / November 20, 2006 11:52 AM PST

Where do I look to find out if I have 32,64 bits? I've seen it on gaming machines but not my computer. Thanks

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Okay, I quit. Obviously unneccessary info.
by seajayblue / November 20, 2006 11:53 PM PST


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Highly unlikely that you
by Ray Harinec / November 21, 2006 6:36 AM PST
In reply to: where are bits

would have bought a system with the 64 bit version of Win XP without doing it intentionally.

Be aware that most system busses have been 64 bits wide, and CPU's read 64 bits at a time for many years. Just that until recently very little software was written for 64 bits busses, they simply put 2 pieces of 32 bit data [et al] onto the bus and the computer gets two items per read. [oversimplification].

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