I agree with @Akito, in that the 64 bit would always be better. To be honest I can’t see a logical reason why not to do so, taken further into account that you have an SSD as well. Why limit the performance? That is the question I would ask.
@Akito and @ElectricDandySlider
thanks for the replies
but for the OS I only have 3GB, 1GB is already allocated to GPU in BIOS.
That’s the reason of my question:
With only 3GB for the OS and the hardware was designed for 64 bit, could I lost performance using a 32 bit version instead a 64 bit version?
If you check the tests I did with browsers, all of them needs more space in 64 bit, so, because I’m confused, I decided to ask to my masters what do do
That is related to the applications. Typically, a 64-bit application will take up a bit more RAM than its 32-bit counterpart. Given the right hardware, the 64-bit version should be more performant when counting in all factors.
I think that if the machine is able to do 64 bit you should go with that because eventually 32 bit is going to be discarded. Even though 32 bit is a bit faster on some hardware.
enjoy Mint Mate, it’s a good choice.
whatever works best for you one of my favorite parts of switching to linux is being able to download all kinds of different distros or versions of distros.
before your posts, i hadn’t considered running 32-bit on a 64-bit capable machine. it just goes to show what a bit of creative thinking can come up with. i believe a valid point is that in the not so far off future mint might drop 32-bit support as ubuntu moved in that direction this year with many of their versions (including lubuntu), but i think if it works for you and your system then that is just something to keep an eye on.