CentOS x86_64 and lamp install at least php 5.2

I've just set up a virtual web server (VMWare) installing 64bit CentOS.  When I install php it gives me an older version.  I don't neccessarily need 5.3, but I would like 5.2 at least.  The version it installs is 5.1 (if I recall correctly).  I've attempted the remi repository, but I'm guessing I'm doing something wrong.
Now, I've also set up a 32 bit CentOS (another virtual) using remi and I had no issues whatsover (newest available).  Its up and running with no issues.  Can someone assist please?
Needing the x86_64 php/apache/mysql/pear etc.
Thanks!
Gabriel7Asked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
There aren't any 64-bit binaries for Apache.  http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/FAQ#Where_can_I_download_.28certified.29_64_bit_Apache_httpd_binaries_for_Windows.3F

You would have to compile your own.
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Gabriel7Author Commented:
Is there any benefit of my having a webserver on a 64 bit CentOS system over a 32 bit?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I honestly don't know.  I can tell you that the Linux vendors don't seem to be in a hurry to provide it.
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Gabriel7Author Commented:
Ok, guess I'll blow away the 64 bit and stick with my original version.  Was looking for ways to improve the server specs (faster mysql, php etc).  Thanks.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I'd suggest that you keep looking.  It will happen one of these days.  Thanks for the points.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Here's a comparison of 32 vs 64 bit from two years ago: http://www.tuxradar.com/node/33
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