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      12-23-2008, 12:17 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by darkphantom View Post
^oh haha, maybe, but unless that other poster is getting >3.2GB of ram...I don't think he needs a 64-bit OS
I'm not sure how you came up with that number... A 32-bit register can address up to 4GB of RAM directly (or the maximum size of an unsigned int):

Code:
bash-3.2$ perl -le 'print 2**32'
4294967296
64-bit architectures offer other advantages as well, including faster processing for some tasks.
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