Why is the performance of 32-bit os on a 64-bit computer faster?
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I'm running a 32 bit copy of Lubuntu 14.04 on an older 64 bit HP Pavilion dv9830us laptop and honestly, I've not seen any real difference from when I was running a 64 bit copy of Ubuntu 10.04 on it prior to that. I chose to stay with 32 bit because I have found two or three of the programs I use (mostly games) are more stable under 32 bit and don't constantly segfault.
What about hard drive temperature? My laptop's design places the laptop directly below my left palm next to the mouse pad. the hard drive can get really hot depending on the distro and my hands start to sweat, it's a weird problem.
I'm at 53C now not bad... one point it was hitting near 80 but I think part of that was a hairball from the fan that I've sinced removed...
I don't think I've ever gotten below 50C.
At any rate thanks, it's a Compaq Presario CQ-60 but I like the keyboard a lot, best $120.00 spent
Your hard drive is at 53C? That's very hot, whenever the maximum drive temperature in my systems exceeds ~45 C, the system immediately shuts itself down to prevent damaging the drives. One day before I implemented that cutoff, the A/C system went out in the computer room and the drives got up to ~65 C. I lost ~4 hard drives that day IIRC.
If you're referring to your CPU getting up to 80 C, that's normal under load.
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Mine has the same drive placement as yours but praise God, the temperatures have always felt very reasonable, regardless of OS. My original hard drive lasted for six years after daily, overall heavy use.
The issue you've described may be more of a design flaw. Is there adequate airflow going through the cavity where the drive is located? Please see here.
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