I need a Linux distro thats works with a 64 bit proccesor
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I'm using Gentoo AMD64 on a Athlon64 3000, its nice, geekish and all but using it as a desktop system there is no significant difference in terms of how fast applications load etc, and many packages do not yet work on it(most of the major ones do though)
I'm also running gentoo in 64-bit on a 3000+ and it seems to be fast enough for all my desktop needs. Software compatibility is an issue, because things like shockwave don't work, as do some libraries. That doesn't really bother me, however, and there is a small boost in compile time as shown by linuxhardware.org, so i think i'll stick with 64-bit for the time being.
Also, if you want to have your cake and eat it too, in gentoo you can create a 32-bit environment that you can chroot into anytime you need to run a 32-bit app.