I have an Acer Aspire 5535 laptop with (now) Windows Vista Basic and LM 13 Cinnamon dual boot. I was looking at the AMD sticker on it (beside the Windows sticker) and it says "AMD Trurion X2" at the top of the sticker and "64" at the bottom. (RM-70 2GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, on the other sticker)
Do I unwittingly own a 64 bit computer?(We've had it for a good few years now). Could I have installed LM 13 64 bit instead? Too late now but it would be interesting to know.
I looked up the spec sheet but it is vague about the processor saying "varies by model..."
Oh, and yeah, I also discovered a ExpressCard/54 slot. What's that for??
Like I've owned this computer for around 5 years now...
Edit: found this "AMD64 Technology Yes
Simultaneous 32- & 64-bit computing Yes
L1 Cache (Instruction + Data) per core 128KB (64KB + 64KB)
L2 Cache (512KB per core) 2MB total for Turion X2 Ultra; 1MB total for Turion X2
HyperTransport™ Technology Up to 14.4 GB HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth
Integrated DDR2 Memory Controller yes
Memory Controller Width 128-bit
Type of Memory Supported PC2 6400(DDR2-800), PC2 5300(DDR2-667), PC2 4200(DDR2-533), and PC2 3200(DDR2-400) unbuffered memory
Memory Bandwidth Up to 12.8 GB/s memory bandwidth dual channel memory bandwidth
Total Processor-to-system Bandwidth (HyperTransport plus memory bandwidth) up to 27.2 GB/s
AMD Notebooks @ Home
The AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform"
Could I replace my 32 bit LM 13 with 64 bit? Would I see any benefit if I did? Is it even possible to just replace it?
I should say her that I am very happy with LM 13 as it is, but curiosity......killed the dual boot!!