[CentOS] 64bit vs 32bit

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Tue Aug 5 01:20:30 UTC 2008

MHR wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 11:28 AM, nate <centos at linuxpowered.net> wrote:
>> ... The above 64-bit system has 16G, the 32-bit
>> system above has 2G.
> If you have a system with 8x the size of memory than another system,
> it will _need_ more memory just to run.
> I run 64-bit CentOS 5.2 on a system with 4GB of ram and have never had
> a memory problem, and only one time when it was 2GB and I
> inadvertently tried to open 300+ JPEGs all at the same time.
> IMNSHO, if you have a 64-bit CPU, unless you have a specific need to
> run in 32-bit mode, use it (64-bit mode).
> mhr
> __________________________

Just to add - I have CentOS 5.2 with 2GB running 64bit and have not 
experienced any problems. It's a desktop, not a server, if that matters.

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