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Old 18th February 2012
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Default FreeBSD 32bit vs 64bit on machine with 2GB memory

The only reason I can see for using FreeBSD amd64 (8.2-stable) on a machine with only 2GB of memory would be ZFS. In that case you don't need any kernel memory fiddling.

Because we won't be using ZFS, I think I better would use FreeBSD i386.
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Little performance gain on amd64, and You will not have 3D hardware acceleration on amd64 with wine

I would say if there is no specific reason why You would want to stick to i386, go amd64.
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Is is a server in a data center, so X and Wine is out of the question
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I have two completely identical machines with 2GB RAM, one running i386, the other amd64. Never noticed a single difference anywhere.

In theory, i386 should be slightly faster. But amd64 will give you more flexibility towards the future.
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If you will ever be adding RAM to the system, then go with 64-bit from the start.

If you will never, ever, ever be adding RAM, then you can go with 32-bit. But that's not very future-proof thinking.

If you have the option, go with 64-bit.
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Thanks for all recommendations. We will go for 64-bit.
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