In this topic we will check the architecture of our operating system. Whether we use 32 bit architecture or 64 bit. In recent years, 32-bit architectures have declined significantly, but there are still many 32-bit computer systems.
We will check what our architecture is in two ways, first through the graphical environment and then through the terminal in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux.
Article is tested on:
- Ubuntu 21.04
If you want to know that is your computer architecture then this article is for you.
what is the difference between 32 bit and 64 bit?
A 32-bit system can access 232 memory addresses, a.k. 4 GB of RAM or physical memory ideally, it can access more than 4 GB of RAM also.
A 64-bit system can access 264 memory addresses, a.k. actually 18-Quintillion bytes of RAM. In short, any amount of memory greater than 4 GB can be easily handled by it.
How to check the if you are using 32-bit or 64-bit Ubuntu via the GUI?
In the top right corner click the dropdown menu (1), after click on settings (2), the settings menu will appear.
Now in the left menu scroll down and find About (3), after you click about in the right windows you will se OS Type (4) like in the next example screenshot:
From here you can check even more stuff like how much memory you have or what CPU you are using and it’s quite easy to check.
Now lets use the terminal difference between 32 bit and 64 bit
To find out if 32 or 64 bit we are going to use the lscpu command. Open your terminal and you will se something like in the following screenshot:
This entry tells you about the architecture of your CPU; x86_32 means you have a 32-bit processor and x86_64 bit signifies that you have a 64-bit processor.
Conclusion on torrent clients
An this article we checked what is our computer architecture using the graphical interface and the terminal. If you know other cool ways to check, please tell us in the comments bellow.