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Is my P4 64-bit?

By wompai ·
Ey, guys

I'm building a computer with a Pentium 4 installed. I was wandering: can it run windows 7 64-bit?
Here are some specs about it:
CPU: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz)
RAM: 768 MB DDR-400
Storage: 80 GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce NX6200AX 512 MB VRAM

Now that you're reading this, could you help me with another problem? I heard that in a 32-bit OS you cannot go over 4096 MB Pagefile size, but can use multiple Pagefiles on one drive by changing some registry options. Can somebody tell me how to do this?

You see, I need to choose between winXP 32-bit, win7 32-bit and win7 64-bit... What's the best choice according to you?

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by scotty76 In reply to Is my P4 64-bit?

need more info about your p4 sir...
check here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_4

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You could also install Win7 32 bit...

by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to Is my P4 64-bit?

I'm running that on an older notebook. As to the pagefile size, let Windows
manage that, since you only have 768 meg RAM, unless you plan on increasing
to over 4 gigs, you won't need a larger pagefile, and IIRC most 80 gig hard drives
are a bit slower.
As for the original question, if I were guessing I would say no, your P4 is not
64 bit.

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Use the Intel CPU identifier Utility here

by OH Smeg In reply to Is my P4 64-bit?

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=7838

And it will tell you which P4 CPU you actually have and what are it's specifications.

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Ty

by wompai In reply to Is my P4 64-bit?

Thanks for the replies and the help.

Now, for the pagefile thing:
Windows XP always utilizes the pagefile. It's a fact. So I will always need to make the paging operations as fast as possible since this pc is really, really, really old... Are there any tips and tricks? Now, I know that having multiple pagefiles on different drives can speed things up... Any other suggestions?

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by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to Ty
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See this post on optimizing pagefile

by bpb21 In reply to Is my P4 64-bit?
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