Dell 2850 use 32 or 64 bit?
timothyk at wallnet.com
Fri Dec 26 13:52:52 UTC 2008
Tim Judd wrote:
> Tim Kellers wrote:
>> I just bought a Dell 2850 (2 2.8GHZ dual core processors). The
>> server will be used as a webserver, e-mail server. and a db server
>> (both PostgresQL and My SQL Beyond the breaking of the 4 Gig RAM
>> barrier, is there any compelling reason to use a 32 bit i386 or a 64
>> bit AMD OS? The machine currently has just a gig of RAM but I'm
>> going to add more, soon. The machine runs headless and has no xorg,
>> A pointer to an article that discusses the 32 bit v 64 bit question
>> would be appreciated as well.
>> dell# uname -a
>> FreeBSD dell.smsd.tv 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #0: Thu
>> Dec 25 04:12:57 EST 2008
>> root at dell.smsd.tv:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/DELL i386
>> Tim Kellers
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> it's more important to know the CPU inside the machine, by model
> number instead of the model of the outer case.
> If windows is still on it, run the cpu identification utility from
> intel, IF it's an intel cpu. The id utility will tell you if it's
> 64-bit capable.
> Using Dell's service tag and looking at warranty/original system
> config might be a good resource too.
> Good luck.
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Thanks for the reply. I already know it is 64 bit capable. I 'm
interested in finding out if their are measurable performance advantages
to running it using 64 v 32 bit FreeBSD.
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