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    Requesting recommendation for which kernel to run


    My CPU is Athlon 64 X2 5600+ with 4GB of RAM. Currently I don't see a reason to run with 64-bit so I'm looking for a kernel to handle the dual core and 4GB of memory. When I checked the list of linux images on Debian's website the closest I found was a 686 with bigmem, but it was for Intel Pentium chips.

    Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Thanks

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I've been running 64-bit for the last 8 months without any issues. Is there some reason you don't want it?
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    I get the impression from different articles I've read that there are not many applications that take advantage of the 64-bit environment. Also, there are problems running some 32-bit applications, especially iceweasel. So I thought I would just wait awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyepperson View Post
    Thanks for the welcome.

    I get the impression from different articles I've read that there are not many applications that take advantage of the 64-bit environment. Also, there are problems running some 32-bit applications, especially iceweasel. So I thought I would just wait awhile.
    The main thing that held some back was the lack of 64-bit Flash, but that's been taken care of so many folks are now enjoying the 64-bit kernel. 64-bit certainly plays with the 4 GB RAM better. I'd suggest making a backup of your current system, then trying the 64-bit setup to see how it works for you.

    Maybe some of the others will offer up some better suggestions.
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    Thanks for the idea. I may give it a try. Is there a lot of prep work before running the 64-bit kernel?

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    When I went 64-bit, it was with a fresh install. I think you'll find a different set of Debian repositories for the 64-bit kernel and apps, but not running Debian myself, I can't say for sure how they have it all setup. Maybe some Debian users will chime in with some advice.
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    Thanks. I'll do some checking at the Debian website.

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