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32 or 64 bit, i put lshw info in post

asked 2012-12-25 09:20:38 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 08:38:58 -0500

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i want to ask 32 or 64 bit fedora i should install. i already installed 64bit but i have some problems so i used lshw and he gived some info about my laptop, this is link of image for lshw info :

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width = 64bit

capability processor = 32 bit

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@hemoeshock you don't specify what kind of problem did you find? please update your post with this information thx...

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answered 2012-12-25 10:17:30 -0500

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updated 2012-12-25 10:23:00 -0500

when choosing between 32 and 64 bits the main question is "how much memory my computer can manage".

if your system has, 2 gigabytes of RAM or less, then you would definitely choose 32 bits. More than or equal 4Gb - the benefits of 64 bits are better.

Which Should I Choose?

if you don't have reasons to choose 32-bit, I recommend 64-bit to utilize More than or equal 4Gb an get the full capacity of your hardware.

How to Check

open a terminal and run:

grep lm /proc/cpuinfo

If one of the flags returns is lm (Long Mode), then your processor is capable of 64-bit.

flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsropt pdpe1gb rdtscp --> lm <-- 3dnowext 3dnow constanttsc repgood nopl nonstoptsc extdapicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahflm cmplegacy svm extapic cr8legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs hwpstate npt lbrv svmlock

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answered 2012-12-25 20:16:19 -0500

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updated 2012-12-25 20:26:17 -0500

Hi, lshw not working properly, I recommend hardinfo

If you have 4GB of RAM or more is recommended 64bits, if you have less than 4GB use 32bit.

If you do not want a 64-bit system and you have 4GB of RAM or more, you can use a PAE kernel

yum install kernel-PAE

How to install hardinfo?

from a terminal

su -c 'yum -y install hardinfo'

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