32 bit or 64 bit

Discussion in 'Bukkit Discussion' started by brianjr323, May 26, 2012.

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    well i just got another computer that i am going to use to run my server 24/7 on and i was just wondering which is the best for bukkit 64 bit or 32 bit?
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    Nathan C

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    No no, I meant to say 32-bit!! Who in their right mind would ever use a 64-bit OS... PSSHHHH. I heard those things are outdated to like 1994...
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    Trolling or not, this simply is not helpful.
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    It depends on a variety of factors including server traffic, processing power, and the OS you are running.

    But 32-bit is usually the way to go, unless you are running some 64-bit specific applications (which Bukkit is not)
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    Cept less you don't plan on having more than 4 gb of ram or plan on using an alternate OS, you're gonna need a 64 bit OS. Even then, most 32 bit OS won't even give you 4 gb since the kernel'll eat some that you'll never be able to get access to on top of whatever it takes to run the OS. So regardless of whether it is a 64 bit app or 32, if you want more ram, you're gonna need 64.
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    The down side to using 64 bit OS is you can't run some 16bit applications anymore. You can still run 32bit.
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    64-bit because 32-bit only allows you to use 4gb of ram
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    If you use a 32-bit operating system you can only utilize 4GB RAM, simple as that. 64-bit is better compatible with applications also. Now please continue to read this hard to read, pink text which is successfully burning your eyes. You're crying now, correct?
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    Actually for Windows, it's even worse. 32-bit Windows will leave you with about 1.5GB maximum heap size for your JVM, which will really limit your server size. 32-bit Linux does better here - you can get up to 3GB heap size.

    32-bit's fine for small private or test servers. Anything intended to support more than a handful of players needs to be on a 64-bit system.
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