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Virtual Machines (ESXi): Should I use 32-bit or 64-bit guest operating systems?

I'm running a "small" test/development virtualization server (running VMware ESXi 5.0) with the following specs: Intel Xeon E3-1230 (3.2 GHz) 32 GB RAM OS: VMware ESXi 5.0 (64-bit) Almost all of my ...
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Running hardware with only 32bit drivers in 64bit windows

Recently we had to upgrade a system to handle added HD IP cameras. This upgrade involved an entirely new computer build with the exception of a rather pricey Geovision DVR (PCI/GV1480 series). ...
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Virtualizing a 32 bit guest on a 64 bit os

So I was wondering if anybody knew if there was any performance issues with virtualizing a 32 bit os, in my case 32 bit windows 7, on a 64 bit os, mac osX lion. I remember reading that running 32 bit ...
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64-bit guest OS on 32-bit host OS => usable RAM?

I've read that you can run a 64-bit guest OS on a 32-bit host OS through virtualisation (Hyper-V or sth. similar). How much RAM can the guest OS use/allocate in this case? (assuming 4GB+ RAM)