View Poll Results: What bit operating system do you use?

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  • 32 bit

    21 67.74%
  • 64 bit

    10 32.26%
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Thread: 64 Bit performance

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Chicago, USA
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    25
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    64 Bit performance

    Hi,
    I am considering upgrading from Dapper x86 to the 64 bit version of Edgy. I have an AMD64 processor that could handle the 64 bit transformation. However, before I plunge into the world of 64 bit, which I know is not yet problem-free, I would like to know if my troubles upgrading to 64 bit would be worth the performance gained by 64 bit.

    Can anybody who has used the 64 bit version of Ubuntu (doesn't have to be Edgy) speak up as far as it's performance, as compared to 32 bit software?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
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    Sweden
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    Hidden!

    Re: 64 Bit performance

    No big difference. Flash only being 32bit was a showstopper for me.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Southern Ontario, Canada
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    1,244
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: 64 Bit performance

    automatix 64bit edition will install 32bit swiftfox and the flash plugin
    There is an easy way, and a hard way to do things.
    If you're anything like me, you've tried to do things things the hard way,

    and broke something.......

    (\ /)
    (O.o)
    (> <)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
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    Denmark
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    405

    Re: 64 Bit performance

    On dapper 6.06 I got about the same speed from an optimized 32 bit kernel, as I had with the 64 bit system ( about 10% ). So I just installed 32 bit when switching to edgy.
    But I OC'ed my Athlon 64 just for fun. 8)
    From 2.0 Ghz to 2.5 Ghz. It maxes at 2.6 Ghz but I keep it at 2.5 for 100% stability.
    My system now runs faster than my brothers dual core.

    But be careful if you try this, I corrupted all data on my hd in the process.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
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    81
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Re: 64 Bit performance

    Running 64-bit Edgy here. The only problem I encountered that is specific to 64-bit is usplash not working. Setting up Flash, Skype and some other 32-bit only stuff was a charm through Automatix2 anyway.

    64-bit won't give you a huge performance boost, but it is an overall boost. Besides, more people running 64 bit systems = more people reporting issues = better future versions.

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