I just bought a Dell 2850 (2 2.8GHZ dual core processors). The server will be used as a webserver, e-mail server. and a db server (both PostgresQL and My SQL Beyond the breaking of the 4 Gig RAM barrier, is there any compelling reason to use a 32 bit i386 or a 64 bit AMD OS? The machine currently has just a gig of RAM but I'm going to add more, soon. The machine runs headless and has no xorg, installed.

A pointer to an article that discusses the 32 bit v 64 bit question would be appreciated as well.

dell# uname -a
FreeBSD dell.smsd.tv 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #0: Thu Dec 25 04:12:57 EST 2008 r...@dell.smsd.tv:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DELL i386


Tim Kellers
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