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Re: 32 or 64 bit kernel for Duo T8400 processor ? Can apps be 32 bit for 64 bit kernel ?

On Sun, 2008-09-28 at 17:11 -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:

> Other have answered about Firefox.  I'm running 64-bit Fedora 9 with a 
> quad-core AMD Opteron with no problems. 32-bit apps work well, 
> especially on Fedora where you have the 32-bit libraries installed in 
> addition to the 64-bit libraries. I also have a 64-bit laptop that has 
> been running a 64-bit Linux OS for about 5 years with no problems. 
> Memory management under 64-bits is better than it is in a 32-bit OS.
> A few years ago, I did perform some benchmarks and found that 32-bit 
> apps generally are faster with a 64-bit OS.

I always heard that if you have less than 4Megs Ram, then running 64bit
doesn't take advantage or won't see the Ram anyway, or something to that
affect?  I have dual core athlon with 64bit but only 2megs ram, which
under either/or, they only see 1.8 or 1.9Megs anyway.  So I just stayed
with the 32bit.

Mike Chambers
Fedora Project - Ambassador, Bug Zapper, Tester, User, etc..
mikec302 fedoraproject org

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