64-bit vs 32, speed difference

Justin eqisow at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 03:15:03 UTC 2009

The address space (4GB) issue can be worked around with the bigmem kernel (I
think the server kernel in Ubuntu). Speed wise, you'll see a difference in
some apps and none in others. Multimedia, especially video, is one area
where 64bit gets a small boost. Still, you're not likely to ever see
anything close to even a 10% difference with 64bit, so it just depends how
much the convenience means to you.

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Sandy Harris <sandyinchina at gmail.com>wrote:

> Lucio M Nicolosi <lmnicolosi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Depending on the amount of RAM available you may even gain some
> > performance by running i386. One of the important features of the
> > 64-bit OSs is the possibility af addressing more than 4 GiB RAM.
> Machine has 4 gigs, max the motherboard supports.
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