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Hey guys its Robert and I am a pc enthusiast but ive always had one question i cant find much info on. Can I upgrade from a 32 bit processor to a 64 bit without changing anything else? If not what do i need to change. Also im looking to install a good graphics card in a friends optiplex 780.(Its a small form factor) Will a Geforce gt 730 fit?

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1 minute ago, Robert J. said:

Can I upgrade from a 32 bit processor to a 64 bit without changing anything else?

No, you'll need to reinstall Windows. Also, whether your mobo supports a 64-bit CPU or not depends on your mobo, obviously.

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Huh? The last 32-bit mainstream processors from Intel were the Pentium 4 series back in 2001. If you indeed mean the processor (rather than the operating system), swallow a pill and look at building a new system as everything you have will be out of date (and probably well past its use by)..

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As for the OS, it is best practice to perform a clean install of windows when moving to a new machine, even if moving from one 32-bit platform to another.

 

 

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Sorry I didn't clarify. I did in fact, know i would need to reinstall windows I meant change anything else hardware wise.

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