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Date:      Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:48:01 -0600
From:      "Sam Fourman Jr." <sfourman@gmail.com>
To:        "Aryeh M. Friedman" <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Cc:        ipfreak@yahoo.com, Andreas Rudisch <"cyb."@gmx.net>, freebsd general questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: intel 64-bit version?
Message-ID:  <11167f520902020748h21a11684n137ae139b367b82f@mail.gmail.com>
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> It is a little more complicated... i386 also supports >4GB with the PAE
> 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)


I could be wrong, but I thought that the nvidia binary driver did not
work on a i386 PAE kernel.

Sam Fourman Jr.
Fourman Networks



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