why does my OS build say AMD64 for my SP2 4/128?

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  1. Knubblo

    Knubblo New Member

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    Hi,

    Running powercfg /batteryreport does not show any mWh. Those columns are blank. Why?

    In the beginning of the report it states my OS build to be

    9600.16452.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.131030-1505

    What is with the amd64 in the name? Random letters or what? I thought I had an intel cpu?

    Regards
    Knubblo
     
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    Amd64 signifies that it was AMD that extended x86 to handle 64bit memory addressing while maintaining backwards compatibility, Intel (pressured by Microsoft) adopted AMD extensions as at the time Intel had moved to IA64 (Itanium) for 64bit Computing.
     
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    Aye it's a legacy thing from when 64bit processors started to become mainstream.

    As for battery, bit weird!
     

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