Questions on SMP and 64 bit
vayu at sklinks.com
Thu Jan 26 14:12:07 PST 2006
I'm buying a new computer, and am thinking of the new dual core AMD X2.
I'm not sure I want to run 64 bit kernel yet, because of driver support and things like flash, and video, etc..
Will this processor still be as fast as a 32 bit if I use i386 kernel?
Do I have to use a SMP kernel?
Is there one available for i386?
Should I just get a 32 bit single core, if that's the kernel I'm going to run?
The main things I want that I don't think are easy to set up would be flash, mplayer and nVidia 3D driver.
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