Thursday, October 7, 2010

How to discover your pc's architecture

In order to install the right version of any operating system or program we have to know which architecture lays under our pc.

There are actually two kind of architectures: 32 and 64bit.
To distinguish between 32 and 64 when choosing our software we have to keep in mind this:
  • - i386, x86, x32 means 32 bit
  • - amd64, x64 means 64 bit
Discovering under Windows
Download CPU-Z (free, no install needed) from here and run it.
In the first tab at the voice "Instructions" you will find something like this

x86_64 or EM64T means 64bit architecture

Discovering under Ubuntu Linux
In terminal type
At te voice architecture you will find this information

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