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Old 08-05-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Question How Can You Tell If A Sempron Has 64-Bit Extensions?

I've been reading about the new 64-Bit Semprons coming out, and i was wondering how you can tell if a Sempron has 64-bit extensions.

Could anyone enlighten me?
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Old 08-05-2005, 08:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: How Can You Tell If A Sempron Has 64-Bit Extensions?

Semprons are basically toned-down Athlon 64's.
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Old 08-05-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: How Can You Tell If A Sempron Has 64-Bit Extensions?

No, no, no, i know that, but i'm asking how you can tell if a Sempron has 64-bit extensions or not. Isn't there a way to tell in the processor identification code (at least i think i can call it that)?
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Well if they're coming out with them, they won't be here now I'm sure when they do, they will give it a new name, or a new Socket Name, and that way you will be able to work out. Until then however, it is hard to tell.
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Default Re: How Can You Tell If A Sempron Has 64-Bit Extensions?

hmmm, when my bios starts up it says 64 bit memory clock is...

if it says that then its prob 64 bit

but dont know really
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Default Re: How Can You Tell If A Sempron Has 64-Bit Extensions?

lol, nice jokes, but seriously, how do you find out? Doesn't the product code thingy end in 'BOX' or something?
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run cpu-z!

beside instructions, in cpu tab, mine says x86-64, a 32 bit proc would stil say x-86... but i assume it would then be -32

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dont know anything about the codes, try amd website
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Nah, i mean before you buy it. If i wanted to buy a Sempron CPU and i wanted one with 64-bit capability, i need to know before i buy it, and i don't mean by ringing the retailer either.
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semprons just cut down athlons, why not just buy an athlon 64??

i would imagine the shop would say whether it has 64 bit extensions? or you could just email them and ask?
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Ok, fellow, the box has an Amd 64 logo at the right bottom on the front...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...X%20-%20Retail
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