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AMD64 or x86?

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Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you know the difference between these two (architectures)? I am trying to install a program which comes in a version for each type but I dont know which my computer … Read More
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you know the difference between these two (architectures)? I am trying to install a program which comes in a version for each type but I dont know which my computer is.
When it boots up it says Proccessor: AMD Athlon if that helps. and its a fairly normal machine.
Please could someone explain how i can find out which my PC is or which is the most common? I think I read somewhere that most are x86 but I'm not sure.
Please help thanks.
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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The majority are x86, does it say what version of windows you are using? In device manager - system properties does it say exactly what processor you ve got?
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X86 will work on any computer you're likely to have, AMD64 should be faster if you've got a compatible processor.

AMD have used the Athlon name for years so that's not very helpful, if you want to know exactly what your processor is the CPU-Z should be able to tell you. If it's an Athlon 64 or Athlon X2 then go for the AMD64 version.
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x86 will run on all AMD and Intel chips. AMD86 will on run on Athlon 64\Intel Core 2 and certain Pentium 4\Celeron chips, and requires a 64-bit operating system. If in doubt just get the x86 version.

:giggle: snap.
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Thanks alot guys thats helped, So I'll just get the x86 version.
banned#5
x86 is the name for their 32-bit architectures used by Intel and AMD, whereas AMD64 is AMD's own 64-bit architecture.

Hope this helps :-D

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