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    Hi -- I'm a novice wrt hatdware.

    I'm looking at maybe purchasing an Acer laptop that is being sold at a good price because there are newer stocks coming into the store that's selling it.

    The CPU is this: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz)

    My question is: Are these CPUs 64 bit?
    (I think so and so does the salesperson, but neither of us is sure).

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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    Yes all core duo's are 64bit
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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    Great: Then it's worth my tracking the laptop model down on the Hardware Compat Lists.

    The discount is like $AUD900

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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    As you likely know John, the 2 main areas to give serious thought are
    1. Network devices
    2. Video device
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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    Carl its an Acer TravelMate 7730 with these
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT
    • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection.............
    • Gigabit Ethernet supporting ASF (Alert Standard Format) 2.0, Wake-on-LAN ready

    Which from a Linux POV is good for video but for network it's quite vague.
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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by swerdna View Post
    Carl its an Acer TravelMate 7730 with these
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT
    • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5300 (dual-band quad-mode 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection.............
    • Gigabit Ethernet supporting ASF (Alert Standard Format) 2.0, Wake-on-LAN ready

    Which from a Linux POV is good for video but for network it's quite vague.
    You probably have seen here: Linux on Acer Laptops & Notebook Computers
    I didn't see your model.
    It's not in the HCL. Though you may be able to track down it's individual components (given time).

    I suspect, given the specifications, it will be somewhat tricky. I couldn't just see much on the Intel wireless either, but I only had a quick look. I have Intel but a seemingly common and very friendly type.
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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    The wireless is shown on the Intel site as Linux compatible. Here's a quote from their "Product Brief":
    Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows XP* 32/64-bit, Microsoft Windows Vista* 32/64-bit, Linux
    Sop all I really need to worry about now would be the wired Ethernet and surely that wouldn't be a problem in this day and age.

    Of course, there are other functionalities that could be iffy, like Bluetooth and sound. But the Acer lappy I have currently, 6 yrs old, has shown no problems.
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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    I guess it ships with Vista (And then probably a free upgrade to W7?)

    Maybe give it a go. See if other respond
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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    My Dell Studio 15 laptop came with a Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8400, but I confess I wimped out and installed a 32-bit openSUSE. I did that mainly because I had an upcoming trip and that would have been my first 64-bit install, and I did not want to risk any 64-bit hiccups when on the road. (the wife would have ended my life quickly if the laptop fails while travelling ).

    I know have a 64-bit openSUSE running on my Intel Core i7 920 PC, and I see know that the apps that I typically use do not have 64-bit hiccups. Hence when openSUSE-11.2 is released, I'll likely go from 32-bit to 64-bit on my Dell Studio 15 laptop.

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    Default Re: Is the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P7370 (2.0GHz) 64 bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I guess it ships with Vista (And then probably a free upgrade to W7?)

    Maybe give it a go. See if other respond
    It comes with -- wait for it --> Vista business licence downgraded to xp pro 32 bit (what a joke vista was), eligible for upgrade to windows 7 32 bit. TBH I don't care what windows it comes with, except insofar as the windows 7 will be useful for my interoperability researches.

    I'm just interested in the Linux compatibility really.
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