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Re: Advantages of 64-bit vs 32-bit on old hardware
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On Mar 12, 2008, at 02:31, Greg Earle wrote:
On Wednesday 12 March 2008 02:46:11 Greg Earle wrote:
I think a better question is, "Are there any particular
such old hardware?"
You can find a (single CPU) 450 MHz Ultra 60 with 1 GB of RAM, a
drive and a 9 GB disk on eBay for US $95. I cannot fathom for
of me why anyone in their right mind would run anything older/
except out of pure masochism.
Well my Ultra 10 is 440MHz, so not that much slower than Ultra 60.
Can you add a 2nd CPU module to it? Can you increase the RAM past
1 GB? Thought not. My dual Ultra 60 with 2 GB would blow your
Ultra 10 into the weeds (relatively speaking).
It beats the U60 by several orders of magnitude in noise, heat and
If an U10 is good enough for the job it's usually a better choice for
reasons stated above.
At least an Ultra 60 is expandable.
Well, both the U60 and the U10 have 4 PCI slots. If you don't have
64bit and/or 66MHz cards like I suspect most of us then the U10 will
do just fine.
And it's the last of the (read: quality) "old Suns".
Don't get me wrong, I think the U60 is generally far superior to the
U10 but there are cases where roles are reversed.
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