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Which system should I install?

asked 2012-11-20 06:15:16 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 08:37:48 -0500

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I would like to try Fedora 17 on an old computer with 1.8G processor and 500M RAM. It ran XP until recently. Should I install the 32 or 64 bit system?

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The Fedora installer currently insists on at least 768 MB RAM, so you're not going to get either installed. If you upgrade your RAM, take the 32 bit version unless you have more than 4GB because you don't need the 64 bit version with less.

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answered 2012-11-20 06:44:44 -0500

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Hi, according to the hardware requirements for the 64bit version, your ram is not ok.

About the 32 bit version, I have it installed, "Release 17 (BeefyMiracle) 32-bit" and it goes over the 500M continously (right now with just firefox I am over 700MB)

So I think neither of them is ok for you.

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answered 2012-11-20 06:36:31 -0500

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32bit. Your processor may not support 64bit! 64bit supports dual core!

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