64-bit?

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jun 14 15:48:30 UTC 2008


Ryan Coleman wrote:
> I'm full of questions, I know... And I haven't been googling well lately 
> but there seem to be a lot of you with a lot of knowledge and you're 
> willing to share (as am I).
> 
> This machine is running a D2C E4600 which (as I understand) is a 64-bit 
> cpu, but I'm running fBSD 6.3 which is *not* 64-bit? Might this have 
> anything to do with the crashes? Is there a stable 64-bit version of 
> fBSD I should install? Will it upgrade the 32-bit or should I go from 
> scratch?

6.3 supports 64-bit amd64-compatible CPUs, and stability is on par with 
the 32-bit version.  Besides which, amd64 CPUs are full backwards 
compatible when run in 32-bit mode, so this is not the source of your 
problems.

Kris


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