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64 Bit Processors? Answered


Well, looks like I got an old laptop, but the thing is.... it doesn't work. Dell Inspiron 8500/8600 series. It won't boot into Windows XP except in safe mode. Anyway, I was thinking of putting Ubuntu 10.10 on it and remaking it into an actually usable machine. Good idea, right? 
Well.... the thing is I don't know much about these older processors, so my question is:

Are any of these 64 bit processors? Or are they just 32 bit?

Intel® Mobile Pentium® 4M
Intel® Mobile Pentium® M

I want to install the appropriate type of Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit or 64 bit. Its just that the processor needs to be compatible...


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aelias36Best Answer (author)2011-01-30

Google is your friend. Seriously. They are both 32-bit.

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