[ASK]32 or 64 bit of Ubuntu?

What the right architecture for me?

  • 32 bit

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 64 bit

    Votes: 4 100.0%

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sky103

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I want install ubuntu on my laptop, with Intel Core i3 2370M @ 2.40GHz and 2.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 of RAM.
What the right choice for me ? 32 or 64 bit ? Please share your opinion here,

Thank you :smile:
 

Peter

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Your processor is 64-bit so you probably want to install the 64 bit version. It will use up a bit more memory though.
 

Yozora

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64 bit. 32 bit is probably only meant for owners of older computers, since I think pretty much all recently made ones are 64 bit now.
 

binil

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sky103 said:
I want install ubuntu on my laptop, with Intel Core i3 2370M @ 2.40GHz and 2.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 of RAM.
What the right choice for me ? 32 or 64 bit ? Please share your opinion here,

Thank you :smile:

Almost all processors built within the last 5 years is x86-64 complaint. So you shouldn't have any worries while using x64 OS. Even though you may not realize the full potential of the 64bit OS now because you currently have just 2 GB of RAM. But the 64 bit OS should be faster and will be a big help if you upgrade your RAM higher than 4 GB - 32 bit OS can address only up to 4 GB (sometimes just 3 GB practically).
 

CHT

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sky103 said:
I want install ubuntu on my laptop, with Intel Core i3 2370M @ 2.40GHz and 2.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 of RAM.
What the right choice for me ? 32 or 64 bit ? Please share your opinion here,

Thank you :smile:

Honestly, there's no reason not to go with the 32-bit version since you don't have a lot of RAM currently. If you do get a new computer though, the 64-bit version would be the better choice in that case.

For reference, the 64-bit version can take 1/4 of your currently available RAM after full install, which wouldn't be ideal for when you need more RAM. The 32-bit version will take less though.
 

CHT

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There is a benefit with using Windows 64-bit though. Your computer will run faster than one with the exact same specs but with Windows 32-bit, cause M$.
 
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