pc hardware -- 64 or 32 bit ?

I am running a 32bit OS, but think my PC hardware is actually 64bit.

How can I find out "BIT" what my hardware is ?
finance_teacherAsked:
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
MSInfo does NOT tell you whether your system is 32 or 64 bit.   Securable DOES.

What MSInfo is telling you is that your installed Operating System is 32-bit

Securable is telling you that you can install a 64-bit OS because your hardware is 64 bit

In other words, the answer to your question is Yes, your hardware is 64-bit
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Robert Sutton JrSenior Network ManagerCommented:
What type of processor do you have?  Make/Model?
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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
some are ADM, some are Intel
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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
Advanced Micro Devices and Intel
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Robert Sutton JrSenior Network ManagerCommented:
I would need some more information in order to assist you further. What I actually need is the  exact model number of the processors in question. If you aren't sure you can power on one of them and as soon as you see the Bios starting to post (black screen with white lettering right after powering on) it will display  this info. You can pause this to write it down by hitting the "Pause/Break" key on your keyboard. Let us know.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Run msinfo32 (part of Windows) and the summary will tell you under System Type.

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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Just download this free utility and run it ..

https://www.grc.com/securable.htm
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andyalderCommented:
When was it made? Anything less than 5 years old will be 64 bit.
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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
msinfo32 says "System Type = X86-based PC"

Is that 32 or 64 bit ?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
X86 is 32-bit.   If it would be 64-bit it would say x64-based PC.

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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
As I noted above, just run Securable to be certain you're looking at the right thing.

Just download it and run it  -- it's a very short download.

https://www.grc.com/securable.htm
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Msinfo has always been 100% accurate for me and it is built in.
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finance_teacherAuthor Commented:
Who is correct ?

msinfo32 says "System Type = X86-based PC"
Securable.exe says is it 64bit
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