How do I know if a Dell Optiplex 380 can have a new 64 bit OS installed?

I want to take an old 32 bit computer and rebuild it with 64 bit.  How do I know if it's possible?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
380 can.

Use the info from bios on the processor. Muse the service tag and look on Dell.com/support look at drivers and software....
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
You can get system stats under Control Panel - Performance Information and Tools

Here's some help from Microsoft:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/32-bit-and-64-bit-windows#1TC=windows-7
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
All that is needed is a CPU that supports it. This means an AMD CPU with AMD64 support, or an Intel CPU with EM64T.   This includes pretty much anything you are likely to find in a desktop under about a decade old. Occasionally driver support under a 64 bit OS is a bit patchy.

The Dell 380 is definitely new enough; I have installed Win7 64 bit on one with no problem.  Drivers are no hassle.
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nobusCommented:
here the specs :  http://www.cnet.com/products/dell-optiplex-380/specs/
it says RAM up to 8 GB which implies that you must use a 64 bit OS (32 bit max = 4 GB)
so yes - it's ok for the 64 bit version
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all.
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