64 bit 32 bit x84 x62 OS WHAT !

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    ok ok ok this is confusing me....
    so with a new computer do i want a 32 bit OS or 64 bit OS nd x84 is the same as saing 64 bit right ?
    so for hosting bukkit do i want 32 bit or 65 bit OS ?
    cuz i heard somewhere like one u can only use 1.5GB of ram to a server........

    anyone ?
    simple question....

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    in general computers have either 32bit or 64 bit HARDWARE
    there are also 32bit and 64bit versions of most operating systems.

    32bit hardware can ONLY run 32bit software, and can only address up to 4gb of RAM (and somehow java can't get much more than 1.5GB in this situation)

    64bit hardware can run 32bit or 64bit software. However, generally 32bit software on a 64 bit machine is STILL limited to 4GB of ram and thus 1.5 for java.

    so.. buy 64 bit hardware w/ a 64bit OS... or get a hosted server

    i recommend linux. it's less of a pain in the long run

    for the client, it really doesn't matter, because 1.5 is plenty
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    .. If you have more than 3 gigs of ram get 64 bit version.

    You can download and install a 64 bit version of java.

    You would than create a .bat file to run your server with.

    Google: How to make a .bat file.

    Your .bat file should look something like this:
    @echo off
    "%ProgramFiles%\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe" -Xms512M -Xmx2048M -jar craftbukkit-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar
    Where the "-Xms512M" is the amount of ram you want your server to start with and "-Xmx2048M" is the max amount of ram you want your server to use.

    You can change the craftbukkit-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar to whatever your server's .jar is called.

    Basically if you want to utilize more than 3.25 gigs of ram you need to have a 64 bit operating system. Windows 7 x64 will work fine.

    And to go along with that 64 bit OS you will need 64 bit java. Not hard to do.

    And x86 is the same as 32 bit.

    So the answer is: Use a 64 bit OS as long as you have more than 3 gigs of ram.

    If it sounds technical or you have more questions just shoot me an e-mail at admin@penorzilla.com or visit my forums at www.penorzilla.com
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    ok thanks.
    but the last post said x86 is the same as 32 bit.... is this correct ?
    then if x86 is 32 bit then what is 64 bit ? x172 ???
    that part im still confused on .......
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    x86 is a processor instruction set type. If you are looking for linux software to run on 64bit hardware use the x86_64 builds.
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    32 bit = x86 instruction set architecture
    64 bit = x64 instruction set architecture
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