The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer processor (also called a CPU), handles information. 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit version.
Microsoft Windows has released various versions to adapt to the rapid development of hardware, this is certainly so that the operating system can handle the hardware performance. First, 1 GB of RAM is huge and can be handled properly by windows xp 32bit, but now with 8 GB of RAM is very easy and inexpensive to obtain. Well, with the composition of RAM like that, it certainly will not be read properly by Windows 32-bit version of anything, and of course it takes a 64-bit version of windows so that RAM can be detected.
Description: X-86 = System 32 bit, X-64 = System 64 bit
Bit computer determines how much data can be processed, in the Windows XP operating system, 32-bit and 64-bit is the most commonly used. The higher the count of bits used, the faster the computer can process the data.
What is important to know whether the computer system using 32-bit or 64-bit?
When you install the program, application and driver, then you will be sure that what is in-compatible with the installed version of Windows.
How to Differentiate Windows 32-bit to 64-bit.
Follow the steps on the bottom to find out if your PC is running a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows:
- Using System Properties
- Click the "Start" menu and click on the Windows "Run" command box and it will appear. Type "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter until the System Properties dialog box.
- Click the "General" tab. You will see information about your operating system.
- If you have a computer that runs on 64-bit system, then you will see the words "Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version" under "System".
- If the computer is running a 32-bit system, then you will only see "Windows XP" (home or professional) under "System".
- Close the dialog box "System Properties".
- Using the System Information window
- Click the "Start" menu of Windows, click "Run" to launch the command box.
- Type "winmsd.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter until the System Information window
- Click the "System Summary" in the navigation pane and locate the "Processor" under "Item" in detail.
- If the value starts with x86 processor, then your computer running 32-bit versions
- If the value processor starts with ia64 or AMD64, the computer system you are running on Windows 64-bit.
- Close the System Information window.
Not easy to distinguish the way Windows 32-bit with 64-bit, Hopefully useful.
Author : Posted by Yohanes Gitoyo, S Pd.
Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/, quoted from : http://pustakadigitalindonesia.blogspot.com/
, 6/09/2013 12:10:00 AM