Is centrino 64bit?


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theavidgeek

Hi all,

I am gonna buy a laptop sooon and i need to know if centrino is 64 bit...or what model of it is....

Thanks.

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Radium

No, it's not.

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Psychosematic

Centrino is not a processor, it is a platform.

But, to answer your question, there are no current 64-bit Centrino-platform Pentium M CPUs.

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theavidgeek
Centrino is not a processor, it is a platform.

But, to answer your question, there are no current 64-bit Centrino-platform Pentium M CPUs.

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ahh thank you :)

AMD Turion IT is!

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theavidgeek

btw is AMD Athlon 64 2.2GHz a good processor to have in a laptop nowdays???

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stncttr908
btw is AMD Athlon 64 2.2GHz a good processor to have in a laptop nowdays???

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For battery life, I'd stick to a CPU more suited for laptops such as the Turion or Pentium M.

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EGM92

if your laptop is a desktop replacement, I'd go with a fast AMD64 but if it's something you're going to be carrying around I suggest getting a Turion 64 if needed, or a P-M for better battery life.

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Neil

Intel were going to release Pentium 64 Bit's early next year I think, but if you are goiing to buy a laptopn now get a Pentium M anyway, way better battery life.

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Alpha2004

Get either a turion mt or a pentium m

A centrino is a pentium m with wireless, I believe.

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SnowRanger13

Centrino just means it's got a Pentium M, an Intel chipset, and Intel wireless. But MOST Centrino laptops have pretty good battery life.

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stncttr908

It also depends on the model and battery capacity. My friend's Dell 700m comes with a small battery that only offers around 90 minutes of life, but with a larger battery it can be increased upwards of four hours.

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strekship

If you want 64bit, get the turion. Both are good processors though (Pentium M and Turion, that is).

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Leddy

I don't know what the fuss about 64bit is, it's not essential, nor is it better for home use.

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notuptome2004

the Turion is faster then the Pentium M must faster and has alot more features and current bennafits and future ones

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XIII

If you gonna buy a laptop, buy a centrino. 64bit and its extension memory capabilites won't help unless your purpose is to play game mobilely.

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stncttr908
If you gonna buy a laptop, buy a centrino. 64bit and its extension memory capabilites won't help unless your purpose is to play game mobilely.

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How about content creation? 64-bit processing isn't about games. In fact, games are probably the last application thought of.

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theavidgeek

i want it to be vista ready thats why i am looking at 64bit

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Post-It Note

The CPU is not going to make it much more Vista ready. They will release 32-bit versions so it doesn't matter. Just have a nice video card so you can run the effects and plenty of RAM, 1GB. To be truly "really good" Vista, you'd need things like PS 3.0, SATA 2.0 compatability, HDCP-compliant displays, all of these which are NOT available for laptops. So the CPU is not going to make any good difference in just running Vista.

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theavidgeek
The CPU is not going to make it much more Vista ready.  They will release 32-bit versions so it doesn't matter.  Just have a nice video card so you can run the effects and plenty of RAM, 1GB.  To be truly "really good" Vista, you'd need things like PS 3.0, SATA 2.0 compatability, HDCP-compliant displays, all of these which are NOT available for laptops.  So the CPU is not going to make any good difference in just running Vista.

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oh, i didnt know that, the thing is that I seem to ger better deals on laptops with AMD in them and i do trust amd a lot ... so idk if an AMD 64 processor is ok for me to gret in a laptop

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mr_daemon

Get an AMD64 in a laptop if you love not having any kind of battery life in your laptop.

Get a centrino platform (with pentium-m) if you love having 8 hour batteries and such. As it was stated many times.

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xxpor
The CPU is not going to make it much more Vista ready.  They will release 32-bit versions so it doesn't matter.  Just have a nice video card so you can run the effects and plenty of RAM, 1GB.  To be truly "really good" Vista, you'd need things like PS 3.0, SATA 2.0 compatability, HDCP-compliant displays, all of these which are NOT available for laptops.  So the CPU is not going to make any good difference in just running Vista.

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ps 3 is in a laptop fyi... anything with the gforce 6 or 7 series have it.

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iOsiris
Get an AMD64 in a laptop if you love not having any kind of battery life in your laptop.

Get a centrino platform (with pentium-m) if you love having 8 hour batteries and such. As it was stated many times.

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Go for Turion if you want 64Bit, go for Pentium M if you want battery life.

8 hours? :laugh: , still only like 4-5 hours average unless you want a huge 12 cell battery until more of those ultra low voltage Pentiums become available.. 8 hours is still a dream without additional batteries or just large ones that protrude out of the laptop..

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strekship

The turion still gives the P-M a run for its money.

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