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Re: Correct binary for Intel Core i5



In <4B832DBB.5050403@allums.com>, Mark Allums wrote:
>On 2/22/2010 6:19 PM, Johan Kullstam wrote:
>> Mark Allums<mark@allums.com>  writes:
>>> AMD64 is the designation for the 64-bit chip architecture, not the
>>> actual chip manufacturer.  AMD devised it, and Intel did the sensible
>>> thing and copied it when they expanded their x86 architecture to
>>> 64-bit; it was a very good design.
>>
>> The 32 bit i386 is also viable.
>
>That's true (but it's losing ground fast).  Most people install 4 MB or
>more these days, and want it all.

They can still use it all, just not all in a single process by using the i386 
userland with the (Debian-provided) amd64 kernel.

Unless you are doing A/V work (Rendering, large image editing, large sound 
file editing, or video editing), a single process taking 2+ GiB of memory is 
probably indicative of a problem.
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