Preferred Architecture for Centrino Core Duo

Jeremy Nix Jeremy.Nix at
Mon Dec 3 14:50:38 UTC 2007

I was reading the Fedora 8 documentation and came across section 3.2 
that recommends that the x86_64 architecture to be used for the Centrino 
Core Duo processors.  In prior versions, I have been running the i686 
architecture, so I am curious as to what the benefits would be in 
switching to a 64 bit architecture when my processor is a 32bit 
dual-core.  Can somebody explain this to me, as the documentation does 
not really outline the benefits or reasons to switch to the 64 bit 

Thanks in advance.


Jeremy Nix
Senior Application Developer
Southwest Financial Services, Ltd.
(513) 621-6699

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