hi there, all!

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Jan 27 11:44:47 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Gilles Gravier <gilles at gravier.org> wrote:
> Hi!
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Gilles Gravier wrote:
>>> 64 bits doesn't give you "better computation power". It gives you more
>>> addressing space. That's all.
>>> The price you have to pay is that for every operation you tend to have
>>> to move around twice the amount of data than with 32 bits.
>> It's not true that every data structure is twice as big.  Only longs and
>> pointers are twice as big.  Everything smaller is unchanged.  See
>> http://www.unix.org/whitepapers/64bit.html
>> However, I agree that many use cases do have worse performance.
> I was schematizing to make it simple...
> Point remains. Don't use 64 bits unless you need to manipulate data that
> requires 64 bit addressing.
> Gilles

On the other hand don't fear 64 bit, it works just fine. Also why does
this user need drivers?? The only driver I have ever had to install
was for Nvidia.

Douglas E Knapp

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