[CentOS] 64bit vs 32bit

Mon Aug 4 18:42:28 UTC 2008
MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>

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).