Segfault wrote:Core 2 Duo is a 64-bit processor, what money are you going to spend to upgrade? 64-bit Debian is free.
The Core2Duo that I have, an E6750, has 32 data bits and 36 address bits. Not sure how that makes it a 64 bit processor, other than it supports PAE. And NO, 64 bit Debian will NOT work on this processor. I tried!
Yes, the Core 2 Duo has 64 bit instruction set but doesn't have physical 64 bit addressing. I probably should have been more specific in my post.
UPDATE: Well, I have just read a number of posts indicating that MAYBE I should be able to run 64 bit software, eg amd64, on this processor. I tried to run 64 bit jessie and it failed. Might it be for lack or ram (limited to 2 MB), or maybe the MMU on the motherboard, or maybe the BIOS? Don't know. Perhaps I could get a LGA775 motherboard that supports 8 GB of ram and see what happens. If it would work, I could use my existing processor and save the bucks for a new 64 bit processor.
I'm not irrational, I'm just quantum probabilistic.