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amd athlon 64 3500+ s939? the reason i ask is cause i wanna know if i should put the 64 or 32 bit win7 on this older comp


**EDIT ok so its not a quad core, i guess what i meant was, since its '64' does that mean i could install the win 64bit rather than the win 32 bit? if so, would the 64 bit be faster? or would the 64 be too much for my older system (only 2gb ram)?

this is the system:

CPU amd athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 ghz 512k
Mobo asus a8n-e atx s939
Mem 2gb samsung pc3200 ddr400
HDD 500gb caviar black
Vid evga geforce 7300 le 256mb
PS 400w

would win7 64bit work? should i add another 2gb of memory to the above system if i install win7 64?
Edited by ryder - 3/17/11 at 7:48pm
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post #2 of 14
Its a single core mate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103533
Just read the description
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Single Core
    
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You can put 64bit Windows on there, but that's a K8 single core.
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post #5 of 14
Would probably run Win7 x64 nicely, but it's a single core
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Single core bro
    
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Single. I had one. It lasted about 8 months for me. + side, bought it for cheaps with intentions of replacing it.
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ok, well here are the stats

CPU amd athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 ghz 512k
Mobo asus a8n-e atx s939
Mem 2gb samsung pc3200 ddr400
HDD 80gb samsung 7200rpm 8mb
Vid evga geforce 7300 le 256mb
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would you guys do win7 32 or win 64??
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64 or 32 will work fine only thing 64bit will let you use over 4 gigs of ram.
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Originally Posted by ryder View Post
is this cpu a quad core?

amd athlon 64 3500+ s939

the reaosn i ask is cause i wanna know if i should put the 64 or 32 bit win7 on this older comp
The factor that allows you to install Windows in a 64bit or 32bit version has nothing to do with the number of cores a CPU has.

In order to run Win7 64bit (or any 64bit OS) your CPU has to support 64bit instructions, which in this case, it does.

So it can run Win7 64bit perfectly. But like so many others have said, that is a single core from 2004. Maybe earlier?

You could have a 20 core CPU, if it did not support 64bit, you could never run ANY 64bit software in it.

Get it?
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