View Full Version : [SOLVED] HELP...32 bit or 64 bit which one to choose for my laptop..

Nikhil Parmar
May 1st, 2012, 02:10 PM
I have purchased a new laptop with foll. configuration.
Core i5 Second Gen. Processor

Pls help me choose which version of Ubuntu should i install, a 64 Bit or 32 Bit UBUNTU 12.04.
And also pls tell what is the benefit of choosing that version (64 or 32).

Thank You.

May 1st, 2012, 02:13 PM
There are no longer normally any issues with 64 bit. 64 bit, on hardware capable and powerful enough to run it, has been tested to be faster than 32 bit. Phoronix tested 32 bit, 32 bit PAE and 64 bit to compare them side by side...64 bit won nearly across the board.

I would recommend you test it via live session before deciding, but with your hardware I would start with 64 bit because it should operate smoothly on that machine.

Nikhil Parmar
May 1st, 2012, 02:16 PM
Few people say that there are many problems associated with a 64 bit OS. Eg All apps available for 32 bit are not available for 64 bit. Is it true for UBUNTU too..?

May 1st, 2012, 03:04 PM
I don't know abt 12.04 but I have been using 64-bit 10.04 and 8.04 before that for last 4 years without any problems on an older computer!

May 1st, 2012, 03:52 PM
I haven't found one yet that I cannot run on 64. You can add 32 bit libs to allow 32 bit apps to run in 64 bit OS's.