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is my linux pc capable of running 64bit windows 8.1 ?

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    is my linux pc capable of running 64bit windows 8.1 ?


    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 16
    model : 2
    model name : AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor
    stepping : 3
    microcode : 0x1000083
    cpu MHz : 1100.000
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 4
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 0
    initial apicid : 0
    fdiv_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 5
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs hw_pstate npt lbrv svm_lock
    bogomips : 4400.02
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate

    processor : 1
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 16
    model : 2
    model name : AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor
    stepping : 3
    microcode : 0x1000083
    cpu MHz : 1100.000
    cache size : 512 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 4
    core id : 1
    cpu cores : 4
    apicid : 1
    initial apicid : 1
    fdiv_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Puerto Rico
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    How much do you have on RAM? What is the current capacity of your HDD? How old is your PC?
    If you could provide this info then it will be more helpful!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    "cache size : 512 KB"
    i think even if it managed to run it it's gonna be very very slow
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  4. #4


    Puerto Rico
    Posts : 70
    Windows 7 Ultimate/Windows 8.1 Update Pro with Media Center/Windows Technical Preview [All 64-bit]


    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    "cache size : 512 KB"
    i think even if it managed to run it it's gonna be very very slow
    Not necessarily... my PC also have 512KB Cache Size and runs Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) very smoothly... but the CPU Clock (1100 Mhz) is certainly going to make it slower!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Nah, it's just tuned down at the moment of when he grabbed specs. The cpu is 2200 MHz stock.

    The system will run 8.1 very well, no problems.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by Dorlan2001 View Post
    How much do you have on RAM? What is the current capacity of your HDD? How old is your PC?
    If you could provide this info then it will be more helpful!
    500gb hard drive and I think it's 4gb ram.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    "cache size : 512 KB"
    i think even if it managed to run it it's gonna be very very slow
    I did have it running windows 8 32 bit fine.
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  8. #8


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    With this system you will be good to run Windows 8.1

    System requirements from Microsoft:

    Windows 8.1

    If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    With this system you will be good to run Windows 8.1

    System requirements from Microsoft:

    Windows 8.1

    If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    whats the difference anyway ? Just I little more speed ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    UK
    Posts : 333
    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DemonicEnigma View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harrylowt View Post
    With this system you will be good to run Windows 8.1

    System requirements from Microsoft:

    Windows 8.1

    If you want to run Windows 8.1 on your PC, here's what it takes:

    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
    • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
    whats the difference anyway ? Just I little more speed ?
    The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.

    With 32-bit architecture you will only be able to install up 4gb of Ram in your computer which the operating system will be support. Although with the 64bit depending on the version can use up 512gb, as shown below:

    RAM limits in Windows 8.1 Enterprise – 4GB on x86(32-bit), 512GB on x64
    RAM limits in Windows 8.1 Professional – 4GB on x86(32-bit), 512GB on x64
    RAM limits in Windows 8.1 – 4GB on x86(32-bit), 128GB on x64
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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