Mac mini server 64 bit speed increase

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by matspekkie, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. matspekkie macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2010
    Hi all yesterday i made the effort to get the mini server to boot with 64 bit kernel. after that i noticed a considerable speed/response increase.:) am i the only one who experienced this?? i'm running open directory, mail+web, mysql + filesharing.

    Mac mini aluminium 4,1
    10.6.6 SERVER
    RAID 0
  2. Krzyhoo macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2010

    I've just wanted to try to enable 64bit (I've tried to do it using k64, mayby another software will be better?) but I got a notice "Your machine 'Macmini4,1' does not appear to be compatible with the 64-bit Kernel. Do you want to continue anyway?" (I have got an identical machine as your mac mini server aluminum 4,1).
    Have you bypassed this notice and continued?
    I'm afraid to crash my server system and I would appreciate if you explain me how you have done it and have you checked that all servieces on your server works properly?
    I'm not an andministrator and all your advice will be very helpful for me!

    Thanks in advance,
    wishes from Krakow
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    How did you measure this? Many people have stated they have noticed a performance increase by going 64-bit, but in reality, there was none.

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