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Any issue for 32-bit Windows 2008 running on 64-bit hardware?

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My hardware is Dell PowerEdge R710 64-bit, but the operating system is 32-bit Windows 2008. Please comment on the pros and cons of the following OS and hardware combination.
Q#1. 32-bit OS on 32-bit hardware
Q#2. 32-bit OS on 64-bit hardware
Q#3. 64-bit OS on 32-bit hardware
Q#4. 64-bit OS on 64-bit hardware
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Any performance penalty if 32-bit OS running on 64-bit hardware? Any 'translation' involved in this scenario?
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32-bit OS on 64-bit hardware vs 64-bit OS on 64-bit hardware, which one is better? Assuming same memory size and speed. I just like to know if there is any 'translation' overhead between 32-bit OS and 64-bit hardware.
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