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Re: [opensuse] Have 4G, any reason to use x86_64 over i386?
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 20:18:03 -0900
  • Message-id: <200701242018.04072.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 24 January 2007 14:33, Linda Walsh wrote:
> As long as I have under 4G mem (and my apps need <2-3G), I see only
> "downsides" to moving to the x86-64 version.  Am I missing
> something or is this pretty much the "consensus view" (assuming
> there is one :-)).

Refer to the archives. Many users report up to a 30% performance
improvement using 64bit installs. Mine are not that great but
it is still quite a perceptible improvement using 64bit.
I first installed the 32bit version 10.2 because that is what I had
at hand, but then when the boxed set arrived I replaced that
and it was noticeably improved.

John Andersen
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