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Re: [opensuse] 64 bit vs 32 bit RAM consumption [summary]
Felix Miata said the following on 07/24/2013 04:34 AM:
On 2013-07-24 09:57 (GMT+0200) Hans Witvliet composed:

If you have 4GB or more installed, just go for a 64-bit OS.

That's not what I get from this thread and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit_computing#32-bit_vs_64-bit shared by
Anton.

Actually not me, but ...


What I get is strongly prefer 64 bit if _more than_ 4GB.

If you have more than 4G and are using a 32-bit machine then to use above 4G you are using PAE, which is sad and perhaps even sucks.


> If 2GB or 3GB
or 4GB, then use for video editing or other large file manipulation, or
serving, or selected other activity indicates preference for 64 bit, else, 32
bit should in most cases be the better choice. If less than 2GB, probably
best off with 32, as likely not using apps that would benefit from its
additional power, while losing some available RAM due to greater need by 64
in certain situations.

There's nothing to stop you using a 64-bit CPU & 64-bit bus with less then 4G of RAM, if what you want is 64-bit computation, but its a bit like driving a Porch or Ferrari in the parts of the USA where you're limited to 55 MPH rather than in Germany where you can let the machine perform as it was designed.

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