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Old 19 February 2017, 16:02   #1
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winuae 64 bit - advantages/disadvantages?

may be a silly question: what is the difference between winuae 32bit and 64bit?
what are the advantages of 64bit version of winuae? are there any disadvantages?
so, which version of winuae should i use/prefer? 32bit or 64bit? i ask this, because:
from microsoft office 2010 i know a number of disadvantages regarding office 64bit.
so in case of office it is wise to stick with 32bit version, even on 64bit system.
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Old 19 February 2017, 17:34   #2
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There is no real disadvantages. Office is only recommended being 32-bit because many plugins only exists in 32-bit format (and it isn't really problem anymore). WinUAE does not have that problem.

64-bit allows 2G of JIT direct capable address space. (~1G if 32-bit under 64-bit Windows) and total ~3.5G of RAM. Not very useful but if you like big (or negative free memory...) numbers.

64-bit may also be slightly faster.
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Old 19 February 2017, 21:12   #3
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Last time I checked the QEMU PPC plugin was much faster on 64-bit UAE.
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Old 21 February 2017, 18:23   #4
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Probably because QEMU uses 64-bit variables heavily.
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