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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 14:43:40 -0500
On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 1:34 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:
> Is this difference because 64 bit programs use more memory, maybe they are
> larger than 32 bit programs?  Just curious.  I notice that Seamonkey uses
> more and KDE's plasma-desktop uses more.  Those are generally the biggest
> users.

How are you measuring memory-use?  If your system has more RAM the
system will tend to cache a lot more stuff - linux doesn't like to let
RAM go to waste.

Probably best to compare individual processes across archs - and not
overall memory use.


References:
Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
-- Dale
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