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  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-21-2009
db
 

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x86 vs x64
hello,

I have a question regarding
hardware.

recently, I was considering
upgrading from 32 bit to
64 bit vista and looked into
the alternate media aspect
of microsoft sales & replacements:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

I went to double check what
my system stated via system>
advanced>enviroment>
system variables>processor
id.

the line states x86 which implies
32 bit processor.

however, my processor is
actually a 64 bit quad core
on a compatiable mobo.

so the processor id should
state x64.

so why is there a difference
in what the properties state
to the cpu box I have in my
hand.

thanks for any fyi.



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  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-21-2009
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
 

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Re: x86 vs x64
The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's utility.

For Intel:
http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/

I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to amd.com

--
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Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows


"db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> hello,
>
> I have a question regarding
> hardware.
>
> recently, I was considering
> upgrading from 32 bit to
> 64 bit vista and looked into
> the alternate media aspect
> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>
> I went to double check what
> my system stated via system>
> advanced>enviroment>
> system variables>processor
> id.
>
> the line states x86 which implies
> 32 bit processor.
>
> however, my processor is
> actually a 64 bit quad core
> on a compatiable mobo.
>
> so the processor id should
> state x64.
>
> so why is there a difference
> in what the properties state
> to the cpu box I have in my
> hand.
>
> thanks for any fyi.
>
>
>
> --
> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
> - Systems Analyst
> - Database Developer
> - Accountancy
> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
> - @Hotmail.com
>
> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>


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  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-21-2009
db
 

Posts: n/a
Re: x86 vs x64
ok, thanks for the info.

I don't think I need a
utility to identify the
cpu because it even
has the number 64
etched on the chip.

the question I suppose
is, why isn't Vista
recognizing it as a
x64?

I guess I recall something
or another that pertains
to some descrepencies
between windows and
amd.

thanks anyway for the
time to reply!

b.

--
db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
- Accountancy
- Veteran of the Armed Forces
- @Hotmail.com

"share the nirvana mann" - dbZen

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>


"Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
news:7f8dq9F2k5b3fU1@mid.individual.net...
> The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's utility.
>
> For Intel:
> http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/
>
> I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to
> amd.com
>
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>
>
> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> hello,
>>
>> I have a question regarding
>> hardware.
>>
>> recently, I was considering
>> upgrading from 32 bit to
>> 64 bit vista and looked into
>> the alternate media aspect
>> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>>
>> I went to double check what
>> my system stated via system>
>> advanced>enviroment>
>> system variables>processor
>> id.
>>
>> the line states x86 which implies
>> 32 bit processor.
>>
>> however, my processor is
>> actually a 64 bit quad core
>> on a compatiable mobo.
>>
>> so the processor id should
>> state x64.
>>
>> so why is there a difference
>> in what the properties state
>> to the cpu box I have in my
>> hand.
>>
>> thanks for any fyi.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>> - Systems Analyst
>> - Database Developer
>> - Accountancy
>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>> - @Hotmail.com
>>
>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>

>

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  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2009
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
 

Posts: n/a
Re: x86 vs x64
Make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS.

To get Windows to recognize all four 'parts', go into Device Manager,
uninstall the CPU and then reboot. Provided the BIOS recognizes it
correctly, Windows will reinstall the CPU correctly.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows


"db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:er5xPDqIKHA.4668@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> ok, thanks for the info.
>
> I don't think I need a
> utility to identify the
> cpu because it even
> has the number 64
> etched on the chip.
>
> the question I suppose
> is, why isn't Vista
> recognizing it as a
> x64?
>
> I guess I recall something
> or another that pertains
> to some descrepencies
> between windows and
> amd.
>
> thanks anyway for the
> time to reply!
>
> b.
>
> --
> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
> - Systems Analyst
> - Database Developer
> - Accountancy
> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
> - @Hotmail.com
>
> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>

>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
> news:7f8dq9F2k5b3fU1@mid.individual.net...
>> The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's utility.
>>
>> For Intel:
>> http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/
>>
>> I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to
>> amd.com
>>
>> --
>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>
>>
>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> hello,
>>>
>>> I have a question regarding
>>> hardware.
>>>
>>> recently, I was considering
>>> upgrading from 32 bit to
>>> 64 bit vista and looked into
>>> the alternate media aspect
>>> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>>>
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>>>
>>> I went to double check what
>>> my system stated via system>
>>> advanced>enviroment>
>>> system variables>processor
>>> id.
>>>
>>> the line states x86 which implies
>>> 32 bit processor.
>>>
>>> however, my processor is
>>> actually a 64 bit quad core
>>> on a compatiable mobo.
>>>
>>> so the processor id should
>>> state x64.
>>>
>>> so why is there a difference
>>> in what the properties state
>>> to the cpu box I have in my
>>> hand.
>>>
>>> thanks for any fyi.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>> - Systems Analyst
>>> - Database Developer
>>> - Accountancy
>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>
>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>
>>>>

>>


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  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2009
db
 

Posts: n/a
Re: x86 vs x64
hmm?

that's an interesting suggestion.

I'll give it go and let you kno

--
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DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
- Accountancy
- Veteran of the Armed Forces
- @Hotmail.com

"share the nirvana mann" - dbZen

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>


"Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
news:7f97buF2l0r9jU1@mid.individual.net...
> Make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS.
>
> To get Windows to recognize all four 'parts', go into Device Manager,
> uninstall the CPU and then reboot. Provided the BIOS recognizes it
> correctly, Windows will reinstall the CPU correctly.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>
>
> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:er5xPDqIKHA.4668@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> ok, thanks for the info.
>>
>> I don't think I need a
>> utility to identify the
>> cpu because it even
>> has the number 64
>> etched on the chip.
>>
>> the question I suppose
>> is, why isn't Vista
>> recognizing it as a
>> x64?
>>
>> I guess I recall something
>> or another that pertains
>> to some descrepencies
>> between windows and
>> amd.
>>
>> thanks anyway for the
>> time to reply!
>>
>> b.
>>
>> --
>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>> - Systems Analyst
>> - Database Developer
>> - Accountancy
>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>> - @Hotmail.com
>>
>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>

>>
>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
>> news:7f8dq9F2k5b3fU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's utility.
>>>
>>> For Intel:
>>> http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/
>>>
>>> I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to
>>> amd.com
>>>
>>> --
>>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>>
>>>
>>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>> hello,
>>>>
>>>> I have a question regarding
>>>> hardware.
>>>>
>>>> recently, I was considering
>>>> upgrading from 32 bit to
>>>> 64 bit vista and looked into
>>>> the alternate media aspect
>>>> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>>>>
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>>>>
>>>> I went to double check what
>>>> my system stated via system>
>>>> advanced>enviroment>
>>>> system variables>processor
>>>> id.
>>>>
>>>> the line states x86 which implies
>>>> 32 bit processor.
>>>>
>>>> however, my processor is
>>>> actually a 64 bit quad core
>>>> on a compatiable mobo.
>>>>
>>>> so the processor id should
>>>> state x64.
>>>>
>>>> so why is there a difference
>>>> in what the properties state
>>>> to the cpu box I have in my
>>>> hand.
>>>>
>>>> thanks for any fyi.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>>> - Systems Analyst
>>>> - Database Developer
>>>> - Accountancy
>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>>
>>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>>
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>

>

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  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2009
db
 

Posts: n/a
Re: x86 vs x64
I went to device manager
but there was no uninstall
available for the cpu only
update and properties.


--
db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
- Accountancy
- Veteran of the Armed Forces
- @Hotmail.com

"share the nirvana mann" - dbZen

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>


"Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
news:7f97buF2l0r9jU1@mid.individual.net...
> Make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS.
>
> To get Windows to recognize all four 'parts', go into Device Manager,
> uninstall the CPU and then reboot. Provided the BIOS recognizes it
> correctly, Windows will reinstall the CPU correctly.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>
>
> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:er5xPDqIKHA.4668@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> ok, thanks for the info.
>>
>> I don't think I need a
>> utility to identify the
>> cpu because it even
>> has the number 64
>> etched on the chip.
>>
>> the question I suppose
>> is, why isn't Vista
>> recognizing it as a
>> x64?
>>
>> I guess I recall something
>> or another that pertains
>> to some descrepencies
>> between windows and
>> amd.
>>
>> thanks anyway for the
>> time to reply!
>>
>> b.
>>
>> --
>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>> - Systems Analyst
>> - Database Developer
>> - Accountancy
>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>> - @Hotmail.com
>>
>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>

>>
>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
>> news:7f8dq9F2k5b3fU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's utility.
>>>
>>> For Intel:
>>> http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/
>>>
>>> I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to
>>> amd.com
>>>
>>> --
>>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>>
>>>
>>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>> hello,
>>>>
>>>> I have a question regarding
>>>> hardware.
>>>>
>>>> recently, I was considering
>>>> upgrading from 32 bit to
>>>> 64 bit vista and looked into
>>>> the alternate media aspect
>>>> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>>>>
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>>>>
>>>> I went to double check what
>>>> my system stated via system>
>>>> advanced>enviroment>
>>>> system variables>processor
>>>> id.
>>>>
>>>> the line states x86 which implies
>>>> 32 bit processor.
>>>>
>>>> however, my processor is
>>>> actually a 64 bit quad core
>>>> on a compatiable mobo.
>>>>
>>>> so the processor id should
>>>> state x64.
>>>>
>>>> so why is there a difference
>>>> in what the properties state
>>>> to the cpu box I have in my
>>>> hand.
>>>>
>>>> thanks for any fyi.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>>> - Systems Analyst
>>>> - Database Developer
>>>> - Accountancy
>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>>
>>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>>
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>

>

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  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2009
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
 

Posts: n/a
Re: x86 vs x64
Click on Processors.... it should appear in the sub-menu. Then on the
Processor itself (first one).... Now you should see Uninstall. Do the same
for the second and reboot.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
http://www.coribright.com/windows


"db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:Ozgu22yIKHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I went to device manager
> but there was no uninstall
> available for the cpu only
> update and properties.
>
>
> --
> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
> - Systems Analyst
> - Database Developer
> - Accountancy
> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
> - @Hotmail.com
>
> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>

>
> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
> news:7f97buF2l0r9jU1@mid.individual.net...
>> Make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS.
>>
>> To get Windows to recognize all four 'parts', go into Device Manager,
>> uninstall the CPU and then reboot. Provided the BIOS recognizes it
>> correctly, Windows will reinstall the CPU correctly.
>> --
>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>
>>
>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:er5xPDqIKHA.4668@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>> ok, thanks for the info.
>>>
>>> I don't think I need a
>>> utility to identify the
>>> cpu because it even
>>> has the number 64
>>> etched on the chip.
>>>
>>> the question I suppose
>>> is, why isn't Vista
>>> recognizing it as a
>>> x64?
>>>
>>> I guess I recall something
>>> or another that pertains
>>> to some descrepencies
>>> between windows and
>>> amd.
>>>
>>> thanks anyway for the
>>> time to reply!
>>>
>>> b.
>>>
>>> --
>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>> - Systems Analyst
>>> - Database Developer
>>> - Accountancy
>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>
>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
>>> news:7f8dq9F2k5b3fU1@mid.individual.net...
>>>> The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's
>>>> utility.
>>>>
>>>> For Intel:
>>>> http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/
>>>>
>>>> I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to
>>>> amd.com
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>>>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>>>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>>> hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a question regarding
>>>>> hardware.
>>>>>
>>>>> recently, I was considering
>>>>> upgrading from 32 bit to
>>>>> 64 bit vista and looked into
>>>>> the alternate media aspect
>>>>> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>>>>>
>>>>> I went to double check what
>>>>> my system stated via system>
>>>>> advanced>enviroment>
>>>>> system variables>processor
>>>>> id.
>>>>>
>>>>> the line states x86 which implies
>>>>> 32 bit processor.
>>>>>
>>>>> however, my processor is
>>>>> actually a 64 bit quad core
>>>>> on a compatiable mobo.
>>>>>
>>>>> so the processor id should
>>>>> state x64.
>>>>>
>>>>> so why is there a difference
>>>>> in what the properties state
>>>>> to the cpu box I have in my
>>>>> hand.
>>>>>
>>>>> thanks for any fyi.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>>>> - Systems Analyst
>>>>> - Database Developer
>>>>> - Accountancy
>>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>>>
>>>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>>>
>>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>

>>


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  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-22-2009
db
 

Posts: n/a
Re: x86 vs x64
ah, I see it now.

I'll give it a go again.

there are four drivers
under the processor.

but I uninstall them and
reboot.

--
db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
- Systems Analyst
- Database Developer
- Accountancy
- Veteran of the Armed Forces
- @Hotmail.com

"share the nirvana mann" - dbZen

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>


"Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
news:7faigoF2g7nsrU2@mid.individual.net...
> Click on Processors.... it should appear in the sub-menu. Then on the
> Processor itself (first one).... Now you should see Uninstall. Do the
> same for the second and reboot.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>
>
> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Ozgu22yIKHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>I went to device manager
>> but there was no uninstall
>> available for the cpu only
>> update and properties.
>>
>>
>> --
>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>> - Systems Analyst
>> - Database Developer
>> - Accountancy
>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>> - @Hotmail.com
>>
>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>

>>
>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
>> news:7f97buF2l0r9jU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> Make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS.
>>>
>>> To get Windows to recognize all four 'parts', go into Device Manager,
>>> uninstall the CPU and then reboot. Provided the BIOS recognizes it
>>> correctly, Windows will reinstall the CPU correctly.
>>> --
>>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>>
>>>
>>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:er5xPDqIKHA.4668@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>> ok, thanks for the info.
>>>>
>>>> I don't think I need a
>>>> utility to identify the
>>>> cpu because it even
>>>> has the number 64
>>>> etched on the chip.
>>>>
>>>> the question I suppose
>>>> is, why isn't Vista
>>>> recognizing it as a
>>>> x64?
>>>>
>>>> I guess I recall something
>>>> or another that pertains
>>>> to some descrepencies
>>>> between windows and
>>>> amd.
>>>>
>>>> thanks anyway for the
>>>> time to reply!
>>>>
>>>> b.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>>> - Systems Analyst
>>>> - Database Developer
>>>> - Accountancy
>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>>
>>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>>
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:7f8dq9F2k5b3fU1@mid.individual.net...
>>>>> The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's
>>>>> utility.
>>>>>
>>>>> For Intel:
>>>>> http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/
>>>>>
>>>>> I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to
>>>>> amd.com
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>>>>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>>>>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> hello,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have a question regarding
>>>>>> hardware.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> recently, I was considering
>>>>>> upgrading from 32 bit to
>>>>>> 64 bit vista and looked into
>>>>>> the alternate media aspect
>>>>>> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I went to double check what
>>>>>> my system stated via system>
>>>>>> advanced>enviroment>
>>>>>> system variables>processor
>>>>>> id.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> the line states x86 which implies
>>>>>> 32 bit processor.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> however, my processor is
>>>>>> actually a 64 bit quad core
>>>>>> on a compatiable mobo.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> so the processor id should
>>>>>> state x64.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> so why is there a difference
>>>>>> in what the properties state
>>>>>> to the cpu box I have in my
>>>>>> hand.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks for any fyi.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>>>>> - Systems Analyst
>>>>>> - Database Developer
>>>>>> - Accountancy
>>>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>>>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>

>

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Old 08-22-2009
db
 

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Re: x86 vs x64
well, I uninstalled the
first entry and the pc
rebooted automatically,

then found new hardware
and rebooted again.

afterwards I uninstalled
the fourth processor and
was given the option to
reboot now or later.

so I uninstalled the third
processor and given the
option to reboot later again.

then I uninstalled the
second processor and the
system rebooted again.

after it came back up the
enviroment variable still
show x86.

I then reviewed the driver
properties for all four
processors and they all
are id'd as x86.

but your suggestion was
a good try.

I suppose I could edit the
enviroment variable and
change it to the appropriate
id for 64.

but it wouldn't really mean
that windows validates the
chip as being x64 class.


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"Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
news:7faigoF2g7nsrU2@mid.individual.net...
> Click on Processors.... it should appear in the sub-menu. Then on the
> Processor itself (first one).... Now you should see Uninstall. Do the
> same for the second and reboot.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>
>
> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:Ozgu22yIKHA.1376@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>I went to device manager
>> but there was no uninstall
>> available for the cpu only
>> update and properties.
>>
>>
>> --
>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>> - Systems Analyst
>> - Database Developer
>> - Accountancy
>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>> - @Hotmail.com
>>
>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>
>>>

>>
>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
>> news:7f97buF2l0r9jU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> Make sure your motherboard has the latest BIOS.
>>>
>>> To get Windows to recognize all four 'parts', go into Device Manager,
>>> uninstall the CPU and then reboot. Provided the BIOS recognizes it
>>> correctly, Windows will reinstall the CPU correctly.
>>> --
>>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>>
>>>
>>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>> news:er5xPDqIKHA.4668@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>> ok, thanks for the info.
>>>>
>>>> I don't think I need a
>>>> utility to identify the
>>>> cpu because it even
>>>> has the number 64
>>>> etched on the chip.
>>>>
>>>> the question I suppose
>>>> is, why isn't Vista
>>>> recognizing it as a
>>>> x64?
>>>>
>>>> I guess I recall something
>>>> or another that pertains
>>>> to some descrepencies
>>>> between windows and
>>>> amd.
>>>>
>>>> thanks anyway for the
>>>> time to reply!
>>>>
>>>> b.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>>> - Systems Analyst
>>>> - Database Developer
>>>> - Accountancy
>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>>
>>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>>
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Cari (MS-MVP)" <newsgroups@coribright.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:7f8dq9F2k5b3fU1@mid.individual.net...
>>>>> The correct way to identify your CPU is with the manufacturer's
>>>>> utility.
>>>>>
>>>>> For Intel:
>>>>> http://www.intel.com/support/processors/tools/piu/
>>>>>
>>>>> I have no AMD CPUs on any of my systems, so I can only point you to
>>>>> amd.com
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Cari (MS-MVP)
>>>>> Windows Technologies - Printing & Imaging
>>>>> http://www.coribright.com/windows
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>>>> hello,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have a question regarding
>>>>>> hardware.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> recently, I was considering
>>>>>> upgrading from 32 bit to
>>>>>> 64 bit vista and looked into
>>>>>> the alternate media aspect
>>>>>> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I went to double check what
>>>>>> my system stated via system>
>>>>>> advanced>enviroment>
>>>>>> system variables>processor
>>>>>> id.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> the line states x86 which implies
>>>>>> 32 bit processor.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> however, my processor is
>>>>>> actually a 64 bit quad core
>>>>>> on a compatiable mobo.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> so the processor id should
>>>>>> state x64.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> so why is there a difference
>>>>>> in what the properties state
>>>>>> to the cpu box I have in my
>>>>>> hand.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> thanks for any fyi.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
>>>>>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
>>>>>> - Systems Analyst
>>>>>> - Database Developer
>>>>>> - Accountancy
>>>>>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
>>>>>> - @Hotmail.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>

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Old 08-25-2009
Oliver Aichinger
 

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Re: x86 vs x64

"db" <databaseben@hotmail.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:O14kUGnIKHA.4236@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> hello,
>
> I have a question regarding
> hardware.
>
> recently, I was considering
> upgrading from 32 bit to
> 64 bit vista and looked into
> the alternate media aspect
> of microsoft sales & replacements:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246
>
> I went to double check what
> my system stated via system>
> advanced>enviroment>
> system variables>processor
> id.
>
> the line states x86 which implies
> 32 bit processor.
>
> however, my processor is
> actually a 64 bit quad core
> on a compatiable mobo.
>
> so the processor id should
> state x64.
>
> so why is there a difference
> in what the properties state
> to the cpu box I have in my
> hand.
>
> thanks for any fyi.
>
>
>
> --
> db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
> - Systems Analyst
> - Database Developer
> - Accountancy
> - Veteran of the Armed Forces
> - @Hotmail.com
>
> "share the nirvana mann" - dbZen
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>


What you see there has nothing to do with a 32 or 64 bit system. x86 refers
to the Intel x86 CPU family which could also be 64-Bit CPU.
For more information see
http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_te...i=54979,00.asp

Many greetings from Germany

Oliver

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