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.