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installing java development kit

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leemus3
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Joined: 2009-01-17

im new to java,tried to install it but i get the message " This installation package does not support the processor type,contact vendor" ive been to the suns website and tried to download the correct version but with the same response.
i have a 1.6 AMD sempron machine that is listed as X86 processor and its 2002 SP3 , can anyone give me sound advice on how to proceed?

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walterln
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You need to figure out if your Sempron and OS is 32 or 64 bit and get the appropriate Java version for that. If 64 get the Linux x64/Solaris x64/Windows x64 one, otherwise the plain Linux/Solaris/Windows one.

mattzyzy
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Joined: 2009-01-19

some JDK usually the later version -5 /6 its 64bit version downloadable file binary have the amd64 in its filename . so does this mean 64-bit JDK5 or 6 only supports AMD64 processors? I want to know especially for JDK6 compatibility with Intel Xeon dual/quad-core e5000/e7000 series for instance or Intel 64 architecture processor.

peter__lawrey
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Xeon's and Core Duo support Amd64 or X64 architecture under license from AMD. The IA64 Intel Architecture 64-bit is in Intel's Itanium. But unless you have Itaniums, use the AMD64 version.

If you are not expecting to use more than 1 GB of memory (for a single Java process) you may be better off with the 32-bit version.

mattzyzy
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Thank you peter
- thats one quick reply.

Unless I get to develop on an Itanium machine , Itanium would be my choice , which is very unlikely for now, perhaps next year ...