Fedora Linux Support Community & Resources Center
  #1  
Old 28th August 2005, 09:49 PM
Hitman1 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 52
FC on AMD64 anyone?

I'm thinking of upgrading my desktop to AMD64 processor / motherboard mainly to get a faster responsive desktop. can anyone here running fedora 64bit on AMD64 let me know how fast is it compared to i386 based fedora on pentium 4?

I'm trying to justify the investement
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 28th August 2005, 11:00 PM
drunkahol Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 639
The AMD64 won't let you down whichever way you jump.

I've used 32-bit and 64-bit installs on my AMD rig throughout it's lifespan and never found performance to be an issue. The only downside about 64-bit installs is that there are certain applications completely absent from the 64-bit world (Flash being the biggest for me since the CBeebies website won't work and my daughter loves that site).

Cheers

Duncan
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 29th August 2005, 07:34 AM
mach_zero Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by drunkahol
The only downside about 64-bit installs is that there are certain applications completely absent from the 64-bit world (Flash being the biggest for me since the CBeebies website won't work and my daughter loves that site).
Which is the very thing that is holding me back from adopting a 64 bit system. Gonna patiently wait out some of these issues before I make the jump. I personally don't find the trade-off in perfomance gain worth the headaches....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 29th August 2005, 07:40 AM
Hitman1 Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by drunkahol
The AMD64 won't let you down whichever way you jump.

I've used 32-bit and 64-bit installs on my AMD rig throughout it's lifespan and never found performance to be an issue. The only downside about 64-bit installs is that there are certain applications completely absent from the 64-bit world (Flash being the biggest for me since the CBeebies website won't work and my daughter loves that site).

Cheers

Duncan
I remember reading somewhere that you can work around this by installing a 32bit browser. this way whenever you need flash, run the 32 bit browser, otherwise you stay in 64 bit. I might be mixing stuff though, but I do remember something like this.

How is the 64 bit processor in compiling big programs like the kernel for instance? do you see significant time reduction?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 29th August 2005, 07:30 PM
drunkahol Offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 639
I've got Gentoo on one partition to play around with and the compile times are pretty quick. Never been bothered too much by any long waiting times. Any delay is probably more to do with my ancient 20Gb HD that I've been nursing for what seems like ages.

You certainly can install 32-bit packages such as Firefox. I've never done it though as I'm in an "ALL OR NOTHING" kind of mood with 64-bit. I either do it 100%, or I stick with 32-bit throughout.

Must admit that if I require a reinstall for any reason in the near future, it will be to FC4 32-bit at the moment. There are just too many things that I miss. The repos also seem to be WAY behind in supporting a raft of things (perhaps they just won't work on 64-bit - like WINE). I'd like to mess around with WINE in the next few months, so 32-bit FC4 appears to be winging it's way closer to my machine.

If you can live without these frills (or wait for the OpenSource version of them) then the system is very good. But it's the frills that make a system fun to use I think. The core needs to be rock solid, but you need to have some frills to give you that special smile.

Cheers

Duncan
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XGL on ATI/AMD64 tns Hardware & Laptops 2 26th March 2007 11:40 AM
About AMD64 KCorax Fedora Core 4 Test 0 11th June 2005 10:37 AM
Xen 2.0 on amd64 FC3 cybrjackle Using Fedora 0 10th December 2004 05:03 PM
AMD64 fluoro Hardware & Laptops 4 19th January 2004 06:57 PM


Current GMT-time: 16:11 (Friday, 24-10-2014)

TopSubscribe to XML RSS for all Threads in all ForumsFedoraForumDotOrg Archive
logo

All trademarks, and forum posts in this site are property of their respective owner(s).
FedoraForum.org is privately owned and is not directly sponsored by the Fedora Project or Red Hat, Inc.

Privacy Policy | Term of Use | Posting Guidelines | Archive | Contact Us | Founding Members

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2012, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

FedoraForum is Powered by RedHat
Linda-a-Velha - Haebaru Travel Photos on Instagram - Tavernes de la Valldigna Photos