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1-11-2012 @ 1:18PM
If you multitask while playing WoW, you may be better off with the 32-bit version. WoW in a 64-bit environment will actively try to use more than 2GB of RAM, meaning your other processes won't have as much available to use. For example, on my Mac I currently have 4GB of RAM, and when WoW is running it uses its 2GB. There's another GB as wired memory, meaning it can't leave RAM, which leaves 1GB for all my other processes. Normally this isn't a problem as I only have iTunes actively running in the background, but if I start trying to run Ventrilo, Safari, Mail, etc it can get strained. If I were running 64-bit WoW that 1GB would shrink quite a bit, probably to near zero.Luckily for myself I just ordered another 4GB of RAM so I'll be switching to 64-bit the moment it's released (even if there's no Mac version, as I have an Ubuntu partition).
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