[Mageia-discuss] Installer: Server v. desktop kernel: No choice?

Remco Rijnders remco at webconquest.com
Sun Jul 17 17:44:22 CEST 2011

On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 08:57:45AM -0400, TJ wrote:
>I looked into installing the 64-bit version of Mandriva when I 
>discovered my cpu was 64-bit capable, but concluded at the time that 
>there was no real advantage on this machine since the maximum RAM is 
>less than 4 GB. So far, I've been happy with that, but in light of 
>recent development, is there any reason why I should reconsider?

Outside of the large memory support on 64 bit, it also uses the additional 
registers a x86_64 processor has available. This should result in a 
performance improvement on your computer, though I'm unsure how noticable 
this is.

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