NB30 32 or 64bit?

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NB30 32 or 64bit?

Postby ToRN » 16/05/2011, 3:55

Hey, just joined the boards, and I have a question for you guys.

Were their multiple versions of the NB30 produced? I have found reference to the chipset (ATOM N450) being a 64bit chipset, but the version of Win7 Starter that it's running is a 32bit. Is this just a cop-out by Microsoft, or is it really a 32bit system? I don't want to get to the point of installing 64bit Ubuntu only to have it catastrophic fail on me.

Thanks guys.

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Re: NB30 32 or 64bit?

Postby killer_siller » 10/06/2011, 17:33

I was running 64-bit ubuntu on my Asus 1201N, which was an N330. My HTPC is also an N330 running 64-bit Windows 7.

Most OEMs will put 32-bit windows on their netbook simply because it's cheaper. It also delineates them from their bigger bretheren. There shouldn't be any reason 64-bit Linux won't like your N450, but if it doesn't, it will let you know very early on (the install disc might not let you install, or may not even boot). If, for some reason, you succeed in installing (some install liveCDs are 32bit, even for 64bit installations, and don't perform any checks), it won't boot, but you will still be able ot boot another liveCD and install a 32-bit linux.

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