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Re: 64-bit Kernel Question



On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 22:34 -0600, Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
> Per Bothner wrote:
> 
> > Yes, but you may need more memory.
> 
> Queer. I have 2GB of memory and whenever I look, I am barely using any at 
> all, maybe only a couple of MB. It almost seems wasted.
> 
> I guess I will soon find out. I am not going to get rid of my 32-bit 
> installation, just use another partition to experiment.

Running x86-64 basically uses twice as much RAM for any given workload
as running x86-32 would. I'm not sure of the technical reason for this,
but that's how it works out. So if you're using less than half of your
available RAM with a typical workload at present, you'll be fine in
x86-64.
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