32 or 64??

anubis darthanubis at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 22:56:18 UTC 2010

On 01/30/2010 05:38 PM, RobertHoltzman wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 01:56:10PM -0500, anubis wrote:
>> On Sat, 2010-01-30 at 13:44 -0500, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
>>>> I'll be installing on an HP G71-340US with 4GB RAM.  It came with
>>>> 64-bit Windows 7 installed.
>>> So running a 32-bit OS, you won't be able to use all those 4GB, but a
>>> bit less (say 3,5GB).
>>> But again, keep in mind applications running in 64-bit mode uses more
>>> memory, so you won't gain a lot here.
>>> If you want to, install a 64-bit system, if you want to be absolutly
>>> on the safe side go for a 32-bit OS.
>>> Most likely you won't regret any of those choices.
>>> - Clemens
>> Please stop with this FUD.
>> If you have a 64bit machine with more than 3+ GB of ram install and use
>> the 64bit OS. Don't listen to any of this fear, uncertainty and
>> disinformation in this thread. One would think this issue has been long
>> dead and solved, but here we are again.
> Excuse me but could you point out what about the quoted message is FUD?
The part about being "safe" by avoiding 64bit. Sounds like evoking fear.
You sound certain, but uninformed, as nothing is unsafe about running
64bit. So,that covers the fear,uncertainty, and disinformation.

Basically, you have no idea what you are talking about.

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