Thread: 32 bit v.s. 64 bit

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    essence of digital xddxogm3's Avatar
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    32 bit v.s. 64 bit

    how do you know if you have a 32 bit machine v.s. 64 bit machine?

    fedora download site excerpt
    If you plan to burn CDs, to download the CD images:
    For x86-compatible (32-bit):
    FC3-i386-disc1.iso (md5sum: db8c7254beeb4f6b891d1ed3f689b412)
    FC3-i386-disc2.iso (md5sum: 2c11674cf429fe570445afd9d5ff564e)
    FC3-i386-disc3.iso (md5sum: f88f6ab5947ca41f3cf31db04487279b)
    FC3-i386-disc4.iso (md5sum: 6331c00aa3e8c088cc365eeb7ef230ea)

    For x86_64 (64-bit AMD64, EM64T):
    FC3-x86_64-disc1.iso (md5sum: b61b0eb7e0171837aeeff4f0054a4d79)
    FC3-x86_64-disc2.iso (md5sum: 99dc12c7e8a93844a48a5675a9c07ec9)
    FC3-x86_64-disc3.iso (md5sum: 399b7ffd721ebb4244a02c34cdbb1b82)
    FC3-x86_64-disc4.iso (md5sum: f58b1de3b880df55dbbd37d143419226)
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    Do you have an AMD Opteron,FX, or 64 series, check [ ]

    if yes, then you have a 64 bit processor

    P.S. just listing the only mass commercia processor series, I know intel has some.l
    there used to be something here, but not anymore

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    Yes, my avatar is stolen anonytmouse's Avatar
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    If you didn't sell a liver or mortgage your house to buy your computer, then you're running 32bit.
    #include <stdio.h>
    int main(void)
        printf("Your computer is %d bit.\n", sizeof(size_t) * 8);
        return 0;
    Last edited by anonytmouse; 01-13-2005 at 11:07 PM.

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    You can get a 64 bit AMD mid-range processor for cheaper than you can a mid-range Intel 32-bit processor.

    And by mid-range, I mean 3.4 GHz Intel vs. AMD 3400.

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    if your already running linux... "uname -p"

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