Benefits of running Firefox in 64-bit mode

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bushbabywas, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. bushbabywas macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    I am currently running Firefox 4 in 32-bit mode in order to allow this excellent pdf plugin to continue working (it uses apple's engine to view pdfs in the browser, which I much prefer to the adobe plugin, or various google docs extensions) .

    But I'd be willing to switch to forego this extension and run FF in the default 64-bit mode if there are noticeable performance/flash performance/memory usage benefits to be had. So are there?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    running in 64bits does not really affect performance all that much. At least on a browser. I see little to know benefit for running a web browser in 64bit mode.
     

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