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64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by gary428509 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:24 am

I have a 3GB RAM PC but it is only 32 bit. Can I install 64 bit LM 17.2 on it? Thank you. GARY428509.

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by all41 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:32 am

No. If you have a 64 bit processor you can install a 32 bit system but not the other way around.

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by The Old Timer » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:37 pm

I use a 10 year old dell that came with Windows XP and Intel Pentium D 820 processor and only 3.0Gb of ram and 40Gb HDD and it runs 64bit Linux Mint Mate 17.1 fine.
As long as you don't do anything photo intense it should be fine.

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by all41 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:55 pm

Intel Pentium D 820 processor and only 3.0Gb of ram and 40Gb HDD and it runs 64bit Linux Mint Mate 17.1 fine.
That is because the Pentium D 820 is a 64bit processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/27512/Int ... 00-MHz-FSB

You cannot load a 64bit operating system on a 32 bit processor system

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by The Old Timer » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:10 pm

You are right.
Since the OP failed to give any system specs as to what he has I just thought I would pass that onto him.

Hey gary428509 send us your system specs as in what type of processor you have and what type of pc as more info as to what it is the better info we can give back. It is possible that you may have a 64bit processor and not be aware of that.

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by shengchieh » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:33 pm

OP, you may want to surf through

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=lm&q=how+to+t ... uter+linux

A DDG search for how to test if for 64 bit computer linux

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by The-Wizard » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:57 am

the other thing to look out for, several systems made 7 to 12 years ago may have had 64 bit processors but only 32 bit motherboards,[I have such a system with an AMD 64 2.2 processor and a 32 bit Asrock motherboard] so again check the specification of the motherboard first
The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by LinuxJim » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:05 am

You cannot run a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit CPU.

However, if your only reason for believing you have a 32-bit CPU is because the system came with 3GB of RAM, then it may not be true. More often than not, it is, but there are exceptions.

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Re: 64 bit on 32 bit PC

Post by gary428509 » Wed May 18, 2016 2:55 pm

Yes you can if you have a x64 processor. I've done it now.

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