View Poll Results: Do you take advantage of your 64bit processor?

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  • Yes, I have a 64bit processor and use only 64bit OS/s

    383 28.24%
  • Yes, I have a 64bit processor and use both 64bit and 32bit OS/s

    261 19.25%
  • No, I have a 64bit processor and use only 32bit OS/s

    486 35.84%
  • I only have a 32 bit processor

    226 16.67%
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Thread: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

  1. #171
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    I have been running 64-bit for a long time, 2 years at least, or maybe even longer. I can't think of a time that I have had specific problems caused only by using a 64 bit OS.


    64 Bit is not some scary monster. It should be the norm, and it will be the future.


    64-Bit Ubuntu! Join the future of computing.

  2. #172
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    Running 64Bit Jaunty here.

    AMD Phenom 2.8 Ghz.
    6 Gigs of Ram.

  3. #173
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    Since june last years I'm running only 64bit linux distros when it's possible.This is the near future alredy,in just few years we'll be talking about 128bit systems.
    Amd Athlon 3000 64,2.0 Ghz overclocked of course.

  4. #174
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfen69 View Post
    that's because in reality, it is only 3.8gb. it's because of the way manufacturers report how much it is. but it really is less as far as the OS is concerned. look at your hard drive size. it will be less than what you thought you were getting.
    I was hoping ram people were more honest then storage people. So much for that.

  5. #175
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    I do not see any compelling reason to use 64b applications. I use a PAE kernel to access the ram above 4gb.

    Earlier, I did a comparison (personal study) on 32b and 64b applications that I use frequently and I did not see any significant difference in performance.


  6. #176
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    Using Arch64 & Windows XP 32-bit.
    Acer Aspire 5050-5554 w/ 4GB RAM upgrade. Ubuntu Aug 07 - Dec 08; Arch Linux Dec 08 - July 2011; Ubuntu again since July 2011.
    "Triclops": Home-built AMD Athlon II X2 250, 4GB RAM, Radeon 6570, 500GB HDD. Ubuntu/Windows-XP duo since Jun 2010.

  7. #177
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    Smile Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    It is year 2009, everything is progressing, 32bit is slowly fading into the past, the only thing that some of us need to upgrade is mentality

    I have been running 64 bit Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty. On either of them I had no problems. All codecs work, flash is working fine, virtualization is a breeze ... I am not sure if nowdays one can find an app in 32 bit repository which is not in 64 bit or can't run on 64 bit distro.

  8. #178
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    Quote Originally Posted by neoflight View Post
    I do not see any compelling reason to use 64b applications.
    My compelling reason is speed. It is noticeably faster for me. That, coupled with ext4, equals blazing fast computing.

  9. #179
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    This is something that I laugh at constantly, but it turns out that until very recently it never clicked that I have a 64 bit processor. This, of course, was after I'd been running 32-bit Ubuntu for quite some time, so for now I think I'm sticking with it. I will upgrade sooner or later, as I do think it's the near future norm, but I'm happy where I am at the moment.
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  10. #180
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    Re: How many people actually take advantage of their 64bit processor?

    When we bought this box it had Vista on it and 2 cpus disabled so it ran on 32 with 2x2.40GHz.

    I like running with 4x2.40GHz. It is much better.

    I do like to get both versions of OSs to see the differenc in them and when I update I just disable the 64 and go to 32 for those versions, that way I don't end up with 64bit kernals on 32bit versions.

    There is not much difference. All the 32s run fine on 64. They are certainly livelier on 64 due to having 2x the cpu available.

    64 is the future, though, and the stuff I use the most is all 64, including my production partition with Hardy (for LTS) on it.
    Dell 480 XPS 3G ram Quad Core 2.40GHz, Radeon HD 2400 PRO, Audigy1, 3x320G HDD, 320G External, Debian Testing for use, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian Sid for FUN

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