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Hi there i just wondering wich one would i choose? this are mi laptop specs:

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5937 Intel Pentium Processor T3400 (Dual Core) 4GB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz SDRAM 320GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA) Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M 128MB-1342MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory

(it came originaly with windows vista 64-bits)

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Take a look at this Q & A: askubuntu.com/questions/7034/… –  Kevin Bowen Apr 9 '13 at 1:51

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Your computer has a 64-bit CPU, so it can run both the 32- and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu. The natural choice would be to install the 64-bit version. Some people would prefer to install the 32-bit version to avoid potential issues with 32-bit software, and indeed the Ubuntu download page continues to recommend the 32-bit version by default.

However this type of incompatibility is mostly a thing of the past with Ubuntu (and Debian)'s multiarch feature, which has been in place for about two years and allows 32-bit programs and libraries to be installed alongside their 64-bit counterparts in a 64-bit installation.

My personal recommendation is to install the 64-bit version.

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thanks both of you, your answer was useful, i think im going to use 64bit :) –  Kearly Vazquez Apr 9 '13 at 1:43

You can install x64 because your laptop can handle x64 architecture. I would choose to run X86 because it works on older CPUs, is faster with less RAM, software is more widely available and drivers are more widely available.

More info here.

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Thanks i all ready test both, but just want to ask wich one its better whit mi laptop model. –  Kearly Vazquez Apr 9 '13 at 1:41

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