07-08-2008 01:56 PM
Can a T61 with a Santa Rosa platform run Vista 64-bit, or do you need a Penryn platform?
I have been told that the Santa Rosa platform cannot handle Vista 64-bit.
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07-08-2008 03:02 PM
07-08-2008 03:07 PM
Any Core 2 Duo processor is capable of 64bit handling, this includes Merom CPUs (T7xxx) and the newer Penryn CPUs (T8xxx & T9xxx ).
The platform you speak of is the motherboard chipset version (or cycle in manufacturing terms). "Santa Rosa" is simply a name given to a particular generation of motherboard chipset. In this case, Santa Rosa is the fourth in a generation (or cycles) of chipsets which was introduced by Intel in mid 2007. This platform supports both Merom and Penryn CPUs and indeed the CPUs support 64-bit OS addressing.
Hope this helps!
07-08-2008 04:41 PM - edited 07-08-2008 04:44 PM
I thank you very much, Steve and Don!
I had been speaking with a Lenovo tech support agent earlier today, who had advised, "a Santa Rosa platform cannot run Vista 64-bit".
I know. It did not make sense to me either. I guess the Lenovo agent was a newbie.
I appreciate the clarification!
PS: I wish that I could have both responses marked as solutions.