Installing and using wine on amd64

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Mon Aug 15 11:14:31 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:37 AM, Christian Barthel <bc at> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:27:08PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
>> Current system is 8.2-STABLE/amd64. Should I better re-install
>> everything (Intel Core2 4300 1.80GHz / 1799.81-MHz K8-class CPU
>> here, and 2 GB RAM, that's why the AMD64 choice) and use i386
>> instead?
> I don't understand why you have chosen AMD64? You only have 2 GB memory,
> which can be adressed under i386 too and you can avoid a lot of
> problems.
> Today, I am not quite sure about AMD64 because with PAE (
> you have a far better opportunity to address memory above 4 GB.

Some applications run faster in 64-bit mode, because they
make good use of the additional free registers... This is
particularly important for crypto-stuff (it's noticeable even
without benchmarking), and in some multimedia applications
as well.

And just to wit: some register-hungry applications run even
faster on an old UltraSparc IIIi 1500 Mhz despite its slow
memory than on a Phenom with 2.4 GHz and fast DDR 3
RAM. So it all depends on the particular applications.


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