Installing a 64 bit OS or keeping a 32 bit OS?
jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Fri Feb 1 11:36:50 UTC 2008
> But what are the advantages, beside the possibility to address more
> than 4GB memory?
64 bit builds are generally a little faster.
Whether you will notice this or not running normal 'desktop' apps is
debatable, but you should if you do any heavy data processing. For
instance the data analysis application I work on runs 30-40 % faster
when built in 64 bit mode, over the same code on the same machine in 32
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