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 to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

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Installing a 64-bit OS on a 32-bit Virtual PC 2007 or Virtual Box host

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For a PC with 1GB RAM, should I install 32 Bit or 64 Bit Windows 7?

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Eclipse 32 or 64 bit?

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Do x86 applications use 64 bits addresses in x64 operative systems?

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