Do you run 64-bit or 32 bit Mint, and why.

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Do you run 32-bit or 64-bit Mint

Poll ended at Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:47 am

32-bit Mint (or other 32-bit OS)
64-bit Mint (or other 64-bit OS)
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Re: Do you run 64-bit or 32 bit Mint, and why.

Postby RobertLM78 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:54 pm

For me it is a matter of the machine's architecture. On my 32-bit computer I use 32-bit, and on my new 64-bit computer, I use the 64-bit version to unlock the full potential of the computer's design. From what I understand, 64-bit applications use a bit more RAM but are much faster than their 32-bit counterparts.
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Re: Do you run 64-bit or 32 bit Mint, and why.

Postby Ginsu543 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:03 am

64-bit applications really shine when you are doing data-intensive tasks such as video/music encoding, 3D rendering and animation, and manipulatinging large files. For small, repetitive tasks, 64-bit can actually be slightly slower than 32-bit. But 64-bit also allows for larger continuous memory space, which lowers fragmentation and access times.
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Re: Do you run 64-bit or 32 bit Mint, and why.

Postby lahirdenganselamat » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:21 am

I think, if my CPU able to run 64bit, why I still using the 32bit version? Also, I have 6Gb of RAM, and I think the RAM alone is provide enough reason to use 64bit OS.
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Re: Do you run 64-bit or 32 bit Mint, and why.

Postby Jessey Lawson » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:39 pm

I have used 32-bit and it does not seem that diffrent. All the computers I have or 64-bit. 32 is only good for old compurers and is outmoded and 64 is the standard and 128 is new and not covered by linux mint.

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Re: Do you run 64-bit or 32 bit Mint, and why.

Postby 3fRI » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:20 pm

64 bit on the iMac and 32 bit on the 5-year old MacBook, which doesn't support 64 bit.
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