This post is maybe already obsolete but sometimes problems can start from stupid things! So, if you are not sure, just follow these simple steps and in five minutes you will be sure about your computer architecture.
Windows OS users
As indicated here for Windows it depends on which version you have.
But you can check in any case through Command Prompt (alias cmd) with the command
wmic os get osarchitecture. As result you should have the corresponding OS architecture. For example:
OS X users
- click on Apple icon on the top-left of the screen;
- click on More Info…
- click on System Report
- check the Processor Name and compare it with the below list:
- Intel Core Solo _________________ 32bit
- Intel Core Duo __________________ 32bit
- Intel Core 2 Duo ________________ 64bit
- Intel Quad-Core Xeon ____________ 64bit
- Dual-Core Intel Xeon ____________ 64bit
- Quad-Core Intel Xeon ____________ 64bit
- Core i3 _________________________ 64bit
- Core i5 _________________________ 64bit
- Core i7 _________________________ 64bit
Using Terminal type the command
uname -a and the result will give you your architecture. Note that 64-bit processors are identified with x86-64 (also known as x64, x86_64 and AMD64) and 32-bit processors with x86 (also indicated by i386, i486 or i586).
Linux OS users
For Linux users only way that I want to advice is the Terminal. The command to use is
Note that 64-bit processors are identified with x86-64 (also known as x64, x86_64 and AMD64) and 32-bit processors with x86 (also indicated by i386, i486 or i586)
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