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#1 User is offline   cgs 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

I installed the non-pae version of 2.2.0 (32 bit)on my older desktop, then used the same CD to install on my 64-bit quad-core laptop.
I'm a casual user: am I losing anything with non-pae on the newer machine?
If so, must I completely reinstall to make improvement?
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Rather than repeating everything that's already been written, I'll link to another thread which asked the same question...

http://forums.bodhil...h__1#entry64321

Brief answer to your question... you can install a PAE kernel on your existing 32-bit installation, and it will enable the PAE options. You probably should be running 64-bit for best performance, but installing a PAE kernel should bring it to a level where you probably won't notice a difference. If you wanted to go 64-bit, you'd need a complete reinstall. (it can be converted, but not without a ton of difficulty and probably a bout of dependency-hell. simply backing up your home dir and reinstalling with 64-bit would be a lot easier).
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

View PostTara, on 22 January 2013 - 02:45 PM, said:

Rather than repeating everything that's already been written, I'll link to another thread which asked the same question...

http://forums.bodhil...h__1#entry64321

Brief answer to your question... you can install a PAE kernel on your existing 32-bit installation, and it will enable the PAE options. You probably should be running 64-bit for best performance, but installing a PAE kernel should bring it to a level where you probably won't notice a difference. If you wanted to go 64-bit, you'd need a complete reinstall. (it can be converted, but not without a ton of difficulty and probably a bout of dependency-hell. simply backing up your home dir and reinstalling with 64-bit would be a lot easier).

Thanks much! Clarity is the soul of wit.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Clarity is the goal of wit.

Aloha.

ps: :D
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Here I thought levity was the goal of wit....
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

I think that's only for class clowns...

Levity is the goal of twit.

I could be wrong.

Aloha.
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