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Date:      Tue, 03 Feb 2009 08:36:36 -0500
From:      William Gordon Rutherdale <>
To:        freebsd general questions <>
Subject:   Re: intel 64-bit version?
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I'm using the amd64 version of FreeBSD for an HP Pavillion using an 
Intel Core 2 Quad processor (Q6600).

So far it's doing fine with the processor.  There are some driver 
problems, for instance no sound.  However, as I'm using this machine as 
a compute server, I'm ignoring those limitations.  I ran some parallel 
computation problem on it and got good performance out of it.


Ivailo Tanusheff wrote:
> You may use amd64 version for full support of the 64 functionalities.
> Do not get the wrong impression, this is not only for AMD processors and 
> allow you to use the full strength of the 64 bit architecture.
> You may also use i386 branch and use PAE config options if you have more 
> than 4 GB RAM.
> Still, the best idea is to use amd64 version.
> Regards,

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