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Date:      Sun, 31 Dec 2006 10:40:37 -0800
From:      Oliver Iberien <>
Subject:   What is involved in switching from i386 to AMD64?
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What actually needs to be done when switching machine architectures? I am 
facing a motherboard/CPU upgrade following the demise of an Athlon+ setup. (I 
am running my FreeBSD drive in a P3 while trying to figure this out.)

Replacing it with an oldish P4 would be easiest but they are rapidly becoming 
extinct. After much Googling I can't quite figure out what happens if I were 
to put the FreeBSD i386 HD into a 64-bit system. Nothing? Disaster? Do I 
totally have the wrong end of the stick? I'd be grateful for any advice.



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