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Date:      Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:48:01 -0600
From:      "Sam Fourman Jr." <>
To:        "Aryeh M. Friedman" <>
Cc:, Andreas Rudisch <"cyb.">, freebsd general questions <>
Subject:   Re: intel 64-bit version?
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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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