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Re: Fear of the 64, was OT: PC burn out.
Well I must say that does sound nice.
I'll start looking for barebone Socket 754 deals.
If I find something really nice I may just return my newegg motherboard.
> In fact, for 2.6 kernels, many distros are shipping an
> unified i686 kernel for any 686 ISA compatible processor,
> including the Athlon. The 2.6 kernel now loads
> Athlon-specific support dynamically from the stock i686
> build, and it runs just as fast as Athlon-optimized kernels
> prior AFAICT.
> Yes. You can run 32-bit at full speed on the AMD64 processors.
> 64-bit usually runs a tiny bit faster (more registers available, stuff
> like that), but the binaries are bigger, so there is a trade-off.
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