32-bit or 64-bit kernel, do you notice difference?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hellhammer, Aug 30, 2009.

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32-bit or 64-bit kernel, do you notice difference?

  1. 64-bit, noticeable difference

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  2. 64-bit, no difference

    10 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. 64-bit, made my Mac sluggish and slow

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Only tried 32-bit

    9 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #1
    So, do you notice difference? Many people are confused should they use 64-bit kernel (including me), so please, advice us!
     
  2. impulse462 Suspended

    impulse462

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    #2
    64-bit felt exactly the same as 32-bit for me
     
  3. aforty macrumors 65816

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    #3
    64-bit kernel mode actually made Expose and Dashboard visibly MORE sluggish. I promptly switched back. :confused:
     
  4. tplatt macrumors newbie

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    #4
  5. Neotyguy40 macrumors regular

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    #5
    Just wait until developers start using the 64-bit kernel. You will notice the difference then.
     
  6. david803sc macrumors member

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    #6
    On my iMac I do not have any compatibility problems with 64 bit mode except VMWARE Fusion which I hardly use, I edited to boot file to always boot in 64 mode, if I want to run fusion I just reboot holding the 3 and 2 keys to go into 32 mode.

    I have noticed some problems with Mobile Me syncing with switching back and forth, but it seems ok.

    David
     

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