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Date:      Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:14:29 +0200
From:      "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost@cordula.ws>
To:        Christian Barthel <bc@nyx.user-mode.org>
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Installing and using wine on amd64
Message-ID:  <CADGWnjXfcYFkbci8SZ1CgwcEXqzOVy3gg-TnkGMpNN2m9htcOw@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110815073706.GA17654@nyx.user-mode.org>
References:  <20110814222708.2a06dc05.freebsd@edvax.de> <20110815073706.GA17654@nyx.user-mode.org>

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On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Christian Barthel <bc@nyx.user-mode.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:27:08PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
>> Current system is 8.2-STABLE/amd64. Should I better re-install
>> everything (Intel Core2 4300 1.80GHz / 1799.81-MHz K8-class CPU
>> here, and 2 GB RAM, that's why the AMD64 choice) and use i386
>> instead?
>
> I don't understand why you have chosen AMD64? You only have 2 GB memory,
> which can be adressed under i386 too and you can avoid a lot of
> problems.
>
> Today, I am not quite sure about AMD64 because with PAE (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension#FreeBSD),
> you have a far better opportunity to address memory above 4 GB.

Some applications run faster in 64-bit mode, because they
make good use of the additional free registers... This is
particularly important for crypto-stuff (it's noticeable even
without benchmarking), and in some multimedia applications
as well.

And just to wit: some register-hungry applications run even
faster on an old UltraSparc IIIi 1500 Mhz despite its slow
memory than on a Phenom with 2.4 GHz and fast DDR 3
RAM. So it all depends on the particular applications.

-cpghost.

-- 
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