Is your processor 64-bit or 32-bit?
Ubuntu / Linux
If your current OS is Ubuntu, or another Linux based OS, your can run the following command in the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) to check compatibility.
lscpu | grep mode
The output will specify which CPU mode(s) are compatible, the output below shows that both 32-bit and 64-bit are compatible with this CPU.
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Windows Vista / 7
Press the Windows key + e then select System Properties along the top of the window.
If under System it says
System type: 64-bit Operating System then you have a 64-bit compatible Processor.
If it says
System type: 32-bit Operating System you then need to dig a bit deeper to get your answer.
- Select Windows Experience Index
- under the Base score click View and Print detailed performance and system information.
- A new window will open, under System' you will see '64-bit capable with either
Open the run dialogue box by pressing the Windows Key + r type in
cmd then click OK, this will open up the command prompt.
Enter the following code then hit Enter, the first line of output will state either 64 bit or 32 bit.
wmic os get osarchitecture
Mac OS (Intel based)
On Mac OS find the Processor Name in the Hardware Overview located by navigating to Apple menu --> `About This Mac` --> `More Info`
Locate the Processor Name in the table below to see whether it is a 64-bit or 32-bit Processor.
|Processor Name||64-bit or 32-bit|
Intel Core Solo
Intel Core Duo
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Quad-Core Xeon
Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Quad-Core Intel Xeo