Intel P4 630 - is it a 32 bit or 64 bit processor?

  funkey_monkey 13:11 28 Feb 06


Can someone please inform me if the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 630 with HT Technology is a 64 bit processor or whether it can just 'act' like one?

I am confused by the description on the intel website which states:
"Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T)F
Intel EM64T provides an enhancement to Intel's 32-bit architecture by enabling the desktop processor platform to access larger amounts of memory. With appropriate 64-bit supporting hardware and software, platforms based on an Intel processor supporting Intel EM64T can enable use of extended virtual and physical memory. Intel EM64T provides flexibility for 32 bit now and future software that supports 64-bit computing. "

Does this just mean it can be upgraded to work like a 64bit processor - or is it already a 64 bit processor?

Surely, it is either one or the other?

  rmcqua 13:31 28 Feb 06

It's a 64 bit processor, funkey_monkey.

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