1.    27 Jul 2016 #1
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    Will PC support 64 bit


    One of the secondary family PC's is a Dell E521
    This has an Athlon 64X2 Dual

    This sort of reads like it should be OK with 64bit W10 ? ......... anybody know if this is the case.
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  2.    27 Jul 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    The processor is definitely compatible with 64-bit OSes. The real question is, how much memory do you have in the computer?
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  3.    27 Jul 2016 #3
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    1GB
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  4.    27 Jul 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    The processor is definitely compatible with 64-bit OSes. The real question is, how much memory do you have in the computer?
    The CPU is compatible with X64 for Vista, 7, and 8.

    There is a chance that is not compatible with X64 for 8.1 or 10. See this old thread:

    AMD ATHLON II install

    There's a link in the thread about coreinfo, a command line utility that determines whether the required features are present.

    Even if it's compatible, I'm not sure that I'd try X64 on an old PC with 1GB of RAM. According to Dell, the E521 maxes out at 4GB (4X1GB). As it's old DDR2, it will be relatively expensive (50 at newegg for the UK, for example).
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  5.    27 Jul 2016 #5
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    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51

    This person encountered graphics driver issues when attempting to upgrade an E521 to Windows 10:

    Unfortunately this PC is unable to run Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Even if it's compatible, I'm not sure that I'd try X64 on an old PC with 1GB of RAM. According to Dell, the E521 maxes out at 4GB (4X1GB). As it's old DDR2, it will be relatively expensive (50 at newegg for the UK, for example).
    I agree!
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  6.    27 Jul 2016 #6
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    Thanks
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  7.    27 Jul 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    This person encountered graphics driver issues when attempting to upgrade an E521 to Windows 10:

    Unfortunately this PC is unable to run Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums



    I agree!
    That's based on an old discrete graphics card. That could be changed without extreme expense.

    On the other hand, any expense at all on a PC this old may be unjustifiable.
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  8.    28 Jul 2016 #8
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    I recently used NTLite to slipstream AMD drivers into the Windows 10 disc for my mother-in-laws old Inspiron 5030. It isn't going to run well, especially with only 1 GB of memory, but if the OP makes a system image first, there's no harm in trying it out.
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  9.    28 Jul 2016 #9
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    I'm tempted to just upgrade to W7 ...... PC should be OK with that.
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