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Re: Intel Core2Duo (T7400)

On 06/11/2007 Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 06:58:15PM +0100, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > Do you have any reasons for that suggestion? Which disadvantages does
> > the amd64 port have on system with up to 2GB of RAM?
> A few programs still don't compile or work on 64bit systems (not amd64
> specific, just 64bit system specific), but other than that generally no
> disadvantages.

but at least that doesn't depend on the RAM you use ;-)

> I guess you could say that the fact the programs are slightly bigger
> (since all pointers become 8 bytes rather than 4) is a disadvantage, but
> on the other hand a lot of code runs slightly faster with 64bit, with a
> few types of programs running much faster.  A few very very pointer
> heavy programs might run slightly slower, although I don't know of any
> where this is the case.
> With 64bit you can memory map much bigger files than with 32bit which
> can make implementing some programs much simpler and probably more
> efficient too, so there seems to be many good reasons to move to 64bit.

that's the relevant information here ;-) Thanks for pointing me to it.


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