windows 7 home premium on x86 Dell inspiron 1420+ Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00Ghz 2.00 Ghz RRS feed

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  • I am confused about my processor a Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00 Ghz 2.00 Ghz, ? do not know why the Ghz is documented twice does it mean 4 GHZ? My Computer properties states a 32 bit OS with installed memory RAM 2.00 GB and Windows 7 Home Premium and SP1, but on installed programs the SP is XP3 ?

    Also I went on Intel site to find out about this processor and now I am really confused as it stated my processer is 64 bits?

    What I am trying to do is checking to be sure I have the correct Service Packs and other relevant things. Alos I bought this Dell used from Amazon (never again) it had spanish key boards and just a mess I could not get it working so I sent it to a computer repair place which he added Windows 7 HP  and english key board and any thing else to speed things up, but I have had I problem "viruses" and other problems which I feel may be due to wrong SP downloaded. This 200/ laptop has become a 600/pain in my arse, so I am trying to get the most out of it then I will buy a new one..

    Does Microsoft offer a troubleshooter for any of these issues and do I call this 32 bit or 64 bit?

    Thanks, Cathy

    Sunday, September 2, 2012 5:09 PM


  • Your processor is a 64 bit processor with Windows 7 32 bit operating system installed which is fine. You can install either a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system on it. Each core of the processor runs at 2 Ghz so it is a 2 Ghz processor not a 4 Ghz processor. I'm not sure what you mean by the installed programs having a XP SP3 designation. Some programs might be installed in XP SP3 compatibility mode? Usually a service pack won't install on a different operating system other than what it was designed for. (XP SP3 not installing on a Windows 7 machine)
    • Marked as answer by Kim Zhou Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:59 PM
    Monday, September 3, 2012 12:47 AM