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I have a Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.20 ghz will it run or does it require a amd 64bit proccesor.

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The Intel Celeron 900 is actually a single-core version of the Core 2 Duo processors. It supports 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 x64 will run just fine on it.

However, if you have less than 1GB of RAM you should consider running the 32-bit version for performance reasons.

The 64-bit version of Ubuntu will run on any PC (or Mac) with a 64-bit Intel or AMD processor. The amd in amd64 doesn't mean that this architecture is AMD-specific. The first 64-bit processors for PC's were made by AMD; it's for that historical reason that the architecture name has amd in it.

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