Refers to processors where integers and other data are stored in 32-bit registers. This has been the dominant processor architecture for a while, only recently being superseded by 64-bit operating systems.

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How much RAM can a 32bit OS support? [duplicate]

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Any Catalyst driver for ATi Mobility Radeon HD 2300 on Win 7 32b?

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Can a 32-bit OS machine use up all 8GB RAM + 20GB page file?

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Dell Driver Support for Latitude E6320 Windows 7 Enterprise

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