On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 09:57:12 -0500
"Aryeh M. Friedman" <aryeh.fried...@gmail.com> wrote:

> It is a little more complicated... i386 also supports >4GB with the PAE

I know.
> kernel option... it is frequently better to use this then to use amd64 
> because (a decreasing I hope) number of ports do not compile and/or work 
> properly on amd64... for example if your using the machine as a GUI 
> desktop *AND* you have a nvidia video card you get almost 10 times 
> better performence with i386 because amd64 has a hard time reconizing 
> PCI cards installed "above" the 4gb limit (the phsycial addr is above RAM)

AFAIK, the NVidia driver does not work (properly/at all) with PAE, 64
bit FreeBSD or more than 4GB of RAM.

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