I see. Well thanks for clearing things up for me. And true, i dont see much point in getting an Athlon64 if you're gonna run it in 32-bit mode.
One question though, will you only be able to run it in 32-bit OR 64-bit mode? Can't you run it in 64-bit with 32-bit compability at the same time? I just wonder since in that case as I said before you should be able to run any linux distro on it, just without any 64-bit optimizations.
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