Installing windows 64bit with a 64bit cpu, but vista says I dont..

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by karl, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. karl

    karl Guest

    Hi I am installing

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit

    and have

    Asrock K8NF6G-VSTA motherboard skt754 nVidia NF4-6100 shared VGA PCI-E
    +SATA2 RAID LAN microATX

    AMD CPU Sempron 3100+ 64 Bit Edition

    When Installing windows vista 64bit with a 64bit cpu, an error msg says I
    dont have a 64bit CPU

    WHat the hell is going on and what can I do :(, please can any one help
     
    karl, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. karl

    BSchnur Guest

    Are you certain this is a 64 bit CPU -- the Sempron chips for the 754
    motherboard are in both 32 bit and 64 bit versions -- but I *think* the
    3100 is a 32 bit CPU. It is based on the 64 bit core, but is not 64
    bit.

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/cpu-memory/review/2004/10/13/AMD-Sempron-
    3100-/p1

    Well, the Sempron 3100+ differs from the other Sempron chips since it’s
    derived from the Athlon 64 family rather than the older Athlon XP,
    which makes it a much more interesting product.

    The Sempron 3100+ does however lack 64bit support, so don’t expect to
    be able to run 64bit Windows XP on it when it arrives. On the plus
    side, AMD has kept the support for EVP or Enhanced Anti Virus
    Protection, which will at least prevent some viruses from being
    executed on your PC, but not all. This does however only work as long
    as you have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed.

    First of all, let’s clarify a few things; the Sempron 3100+ is only
    available for Socket-754 and not the newer Socket-939, which seems
    strange, especially when you consider that AMD will move all its Athlon
    64s to the new platform. This means that anyone who has invested in the
    Socket-754 motherboard will only be able to get Sempron processors for
    it once AMD discontinues the Athlon 64 for this platform.


    In any event, that motherboard maxes out at 2G of RAM -- so you will
    likely be better served going to 32 bit Vista even if you replace the
    32 bit Sempron with a 64 bit 754 CPU.
     
    BSchnur, Mar 2, 2007
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  3. karl

    karl Guest

    i THOUGHT THAT ABOUT GOING FOR THE VISTA 32BIT BUT i WILL HAVE WAISTED MY
    CASH ON THIS VISTA i HAVE AS THE PLACE i BOUGHT IT WILL NOT DO A REFUND ON
    THIS ITEM,

    oops sorry caps, as for the cpu being a 64bit I a serton it is i have fitted
    these before and they show up as a 64bit when all is installed but this vista
    doesnt seem to want to look into it as a 64bit :(
     
    karl, Mar 2, 2007
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