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citrusfizz
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:05 am    Post subject: benifits of amd64 Reply with quote

so if i don't have over 4 gigs of ram what are the benifits of installing amd64 bit version of gentoo as aposed to the 32 bit witch has better support?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off, you need an AMD64 CPU. If you don't have one, don't even bother installing anything 64-bit. ;)

Secondly, 64-bit optimized binaries will probably run faster and more efficiently natively on a 64-bit processor than their 32-bit counterparts.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think its pretty odvious i have a 64 bit cpu i was just wondering what the benifits of having one were thanks for your answer but can i get an answer from someone that really knows?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try the gentoo64 forum, they will know.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are lots of people who know, here: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-257085.html :wink:

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