AdrianCohea wrote:Well, what model is the processor? At 1.1 GHz, I doubt it's true 64-bit, in which case, you probably can't install 64-bit at all.
If it is a true 64-bit processor, then I recommend installing 64-bit regardless of how much memory you have. The version you install should match your architecture.
I kind of go along with this as well. If you have a 32bit processor then go 32bit, if you have a 64bit processor then go 64bit. RAM should really not be a factor in which one you pick, address width is what I'd match up, just makes sense to go 64bit if you have a 64bit address bus.
Of course I will say this, there's folks on here that know a lot more about Linux and computers then I do but from what little I do know it's good to match software with hardware.
Also, on a side note, why is the 32bit version of Mint MATE 1.1GB but the 64bit version is only 1.0GB?
I put Mint 15 Mate, 32bit on my older Pentium "M" 1.86GHz PAE machine and on a Core Duo 1.83GHz(that's only 32 bit, go figure) and it runs fine. I've also put the 64 bit on my Dell 1521, AMD single core Sempron 2.0GHz 64bit machine and on a Compaq CQ57, Core 2 Duo 1.5GHz 64bit and both run well with their matched Op Systems.