Is it bad if you run Safari in 32-bit mode?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Boesky, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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  2. Neotyguy40 macrumors regular

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    Some javascript applications can only be run in 64-bit mode, and even though it isn't my business; why do you want to run in 32-bit mode?
     
  3. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Because that's the only mode Adblocker will work in.
     
  4. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  5. SMC1991 macrumors member

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    No, you'll probably experience a tad more compatibility, and less laggy/slow flash player

    I'd actually recommend this if you plan on watching flash content while on battery. The Flash player is more bloated on OS X than Windows as it is, and by using a wrapper to use the still 32-bit plugin in 64-bit Safari is known to tax many CPUs (just search around here, people's laptops getting hot and fans spinning up when playing flash content). All because Adobe can't get a 64-bit version out the door.
     
  6. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    multiclutch
     
  7. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    64 bit Safari is somewhat faster (particularly on javascript math), and more stable due to running flash player outside itself. Other than that it doesn't matter.
     
  8. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    If only Adblock would be updated, or Apple would give Safari official support for plugins
     
  9. SMC1991 macrumors member

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    But on the flipside, it uses a wrapper to run 32-bit flash which really eats up CPU cycles. Not good for temp/battery on a laptop.
     

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