[clug-talk] 32 vs 64 bit
jclarke at wiredunderground.com
Fri Jan 20 15:15:52 PST 2006
AMD64 3800+ /512Kcache Soc 939 running 32bit and 64bit apps with 64 bit kernel very
nicely. Runs nice and cool to, can be overclocked very nicely as well without
the need for any refridgeration ;-)
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 16:12:09 -0700, William Astle wrote
> Martin Glazer wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm looking at getting myself a new machine and was wondering what the impact
> > of getting a 64 bit processor was compared to getting a 32 bit, from a
> > software compatibility standpoint.
> > Can I still run in 32 bit mode on a 64 bit cpu - ie. standard kernel compile,
> > etc?
> > If going the 64 bit route, will I experience any compatibility issues with
> > software applications?
> > Do the applications have to be written / modified to run under 64 bit mode?
> With the Athlon64s, you can run in 32 bit mode. In fact, they're a
> pretty decent 32 bit CPU. I've currently got mine running a 32 bit
> Slackware install and it works wonderfully.
> Running with a 64 bit kernel, if your distro is set up right, you
> can run 32 bit and 64 bit apps at the same time.
> William Astle
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