[LAU] OT: 32-bit vs 64-bit speeds

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Mon Feb 4 02:33:41 EST 2008

On Feb 3, 2008 11:30 PM, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
> Just curious, but I've heard that 64-bit OSes are slower than 32-bit
> ones. That seems odd to me. Any truth to it?

Maybe if you're referring to Windows, or running 32 bit code on a 64
bit OS, but generally, and modulo any architecture specific bugs, no.

64 bit should be faster as you have more registers and can address
more RAM without the overhead of PAE.


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