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Is Intel I5 processor suitable for SQL server 2005 32 bit or 64 bit?

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Is Intel I5 processor suitable for SQL server 2005 32 bit or 64 bit?
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It should work fine, if that's what you're asking, assuming you have very minimal databases.  Beyond that, it MAY work fine - it really depends on the requirements of your databases/database applications.
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What would you suggest for testing server?
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Depends what you're testing.  If your testing a load the size of google.com, then I'd suggest a server farm with thousands of systems.

If you're testing a load of 3 workstations running a query every 5 minutes, then an i5 should be more than fine.
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The I5 is a 64 bit processor, so assuming you install a 64bit version of Windows, you can run SQL64 bit and take full advantage of the better performace and memory management.

You can install a 32 Windows/SQL in the I5 but you will not be utilizing the hardare to its best advantage
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Both of them would be fine.
64 bit OS with 64 bit SQL is the right choice.
Because 32 bit OS/APP cannot use memory higher than 4 GB.
2 ^32 < 4 GB

So why still using 32 bit ?
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Yea, to follow up on everyone elses comments the processor is fine for any reasonable sized database. The critical constraint on a database is ram, the processor (within reason) is secondary.

If the database is small enough to fit into ram you are onto a winner.
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Thanks for your valuable comments
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