Firstly my computer is 64-bit. I know this as I ran
lscpu in the terminal and got this result for the CPU mode:
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
When I try to install either the Freya or Loki 64-bit versions the computer just freezes*.
My computer specs are as follows
CPU: Quad-Core Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz RAM: 4 GB GPU: NVIDIA Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600 GT] (rev a1)
I followed all the official instructions from the elementary website and created a bootable usb drive using rufus.
*edit it freezes at different parts of the installation stage each time- often when sorting out the partitions and sometimes in the final setup ; the loader stops spinning and i am unable to move the mouse