64bit FreeBSD performance

Derrick Edwards dantavious at comcast.net
Mon Dec 5 14:09:21 PST 2005

On Monday 05 December 2005 12:48, David O'Brien wrote:
Thanks for clearing that up. I was way off and I am glad that I did not go to 
the trouble of trying to send the CPU back for the 939. Thanks for the 
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 08:57:12PM -0500, Derrick Edwards wrote:
> >  	All,
> > I purchased a amd anthlon 64 3700 (754) to be used with VMWARE 5.5.
> > FreeBSD was going to be the guest OS. It seems that VMWARE only works
> > with amd 64 bit (939). I was wondering if the performance gain of FreeBSD
> > 64 bit really be significant compared to 32bit FreeBSD.
> Your statement is hard to parse - to figure out what you're really
> saying.  VMware 5.5 runs fine on AMD Athlon64 3700 (754-pin) systems if
> you are running a 32-bit host and want to run 64-bit guests.  If you want
> to run a 64-bit guest you need a revision D or later Athlon64.  64-bit
> 754-pin Semprons qualify.  It isn't an issue of the number of pins the
> CPU has.  You cannot run a 64-bit guest on a 939-pin rev.CG Athlon64.

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