Well that is helpful thank you.  I have 2 GB RAM and am running i386 on my
Xeon Dual-Core 3060 Conroe.  So this is probably the right thing to do.
Thanks.

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Aryeh M. Friedman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote:

> Erik Trulsson wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 05:09:51PM -0700, Nerius Landys wrote:
> >
> >> I have a computer with this processor: Intel Xeon Dual-Core 3060 Conroe
> (
> >> 2.4GHz, 4MB, 1066MHz FSB).
> >> I'm running i386.  Is this right?  I had no idea about this AMD64
> business.
> >> I'm confused as to why you run an AMD OS on an Intel CPU.
> >>
> >
> > For similar reasons as why you can run an "Intel OS" (i386) on an AMD
> CPU.
> >
> > AMD64 (aka x86-64) refers to AMD's 64-bit extension to the x86
> architecture.
> > Most (all?) of Intel's recent x86 CPUs also implement this extension.
> >
>
> When I first started exploring the issue with my "new" (about 6 months
> old now) machine (e6850 3GHz dual core intel w/ 4 GB RAM) the rule of
> thumb I learned was if you have <2GB of RAM i386 if more then AMD64.
> Sure you can use PAE on i386 but it is really a workaround.   Now there
> are about 10% of the ports out there that will not run on AMD64 with the
> most important "everyday" one being the nvidia driver for xorg (note
> though contrary to the man page nv does support the max resolution of
> your card/monitor [well almost I ca get 1400x1050 but not 1600x1050 on
> my 8400GS and 21" wide screen]).
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 4:35 PM, Ivan Voras <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> Irodatechnika Hajdu wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi!
> >>>>
> >>>> I have got a XEON (E5320) based computer. Which version to install?
> >>>>
> >>> AMD64 or
> >>>
> >>>> I386?
> >>>>
> >>> AMD64.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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