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

For more than 6 months, I've had this problem. I can't seem to find a display driver for my ATi Mobility Radeon HD 2300 specific for the Windows 7 32bit. I don't necessarily need official drivers.. ...
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Dell Driver Support for Latitude E6320 Windows 7 Enterprise

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How can I force a hybrid 64/32bit application to install as a 32bit software in Windows 7?

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Win 7 32 bit vs 64 bit for VS2010 and SQL server [duplicate]

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How does OSX run 64bit Binaries while running on a 32bit Kernel?

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How to increase stack size permanently on Windows 7?

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

I would like to install Windows 7 Ultimate on a PC with 1GB of RAM. What's better for me? The 32 or 64-bit version?
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Is iTunes freezing related to 32 or 64 bit version problem?

iTunes is nearly unusable for me, and freezes so many times it seems to be standard behavior. When I opened taskmgr this time I notice there are these running 64 bit iTunes is installed, but I do ...
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Check if Kubuntu is running on 64bit or 32bit machine

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

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Connecting Sony Wireless BT Headphones DR-BT101 to Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium?

I'm looking for a way to connect Sony Wireless BT Headphones DR-BT101 to Windows 7 32-bit Home Premium. The headphones are detected by Windows, but they appear with a yellow troubleshooting icon, and ...
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How to patch Windows 7 32bit to use more than 3.25GB of RAM [duplicate]

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This question is inspired from a question in stackoverflow here To what I know, for 32bit machines, we can have 2^32 combination set of instructions. so for a max capacity of a RAM in 32-bit ...
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Does a 64bit OS consume more memory for exactly the same funtionality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need more RAM for programming if I switch to a 64 Bit OS? I haven't done any proper clinical analysis but the first time I booted a 64 bit version of Linux some ...
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launch application from osx terminal in 32bit mode

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Install 32 bit x86 version of Ubuntu 11.04 on a 64 bit capable Core 2 Duo computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my Core 2 Duo PC using the 'Ubuntu installer for Windows' so that I can dual-boot to Windows 7 (32bit) or Ubuntu 11.04. I already have the x86 alternative ISO ...
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Is it possible to upgrade from Windows-7 32-bit to Windows-7 64bit without losing data in Bootcamp?

I want to install Windows-7 on a recent Mac Book Pro. I have a Windows-7 (32-bit) installation disc that I plan to use for the installation, using Bootcamp. However, I'm also thinking about getting a ...
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Easy way of knowing an availability of 64-bit version

My Question might bit odd to some, but is there any software that could let me know whether a 64 bit version of the software installed in my PC is available or not, instead of me going on each ...
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Is there a significant limitation on useable software on a 64-bit Windows machine?

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how to recover from Internet Explorer certificate errors in Windows XP SP3

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