AMD64 vs. i386

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Sat Aug 6 20:37:50 GMT 2005

Joseph Sniderman wrote:

>Can I install the i386 version of FreeBSD on an AMD64(athelon64) based computer?
    Yes, but what what libs and programs you may install that are i386 
based as opposed to 64-bit. You can seriously 'screw' up your system by 
having several programs be unrunnable if you mix and match 32-bit stuff 
with 64-bit stuff too much. Also, note that if you're using 32-bit stuff 
you aren't fully utilizing your 64-bit hardware.
    And btw, it's Athlon.
    Good luck,

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