OT: WinXP 64 vs WinXP

Nearly any 3D software applications at a minimal require 2GB, so moving
forward to 64-bit is beneficial. There has been some talk regarding the
backwards capability to 32-bit applications. It all depends on the
programmers making the software whether or not they spend the time to
support both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. XP 64 OS operates fine, it's
the software that may cause you some troubles. Moving to 64-bit
architecture requires some homework, just remember we'll all have to
move to 64-bit eventually.

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Mitchell Kirby
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 10:08 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] OT: WinXP 64 vs WinXP



I am looking at a high end system for FEA analysis using ANSYS in
addition
to running AutoDesk Inventor, Office and Vantage. The system has a
single
Xeon 5130 dual core processor and 4GM of memory. Is there a downside to
WinXP Professional 64? We are still trying to determine if our models
are
big enough to need to access more than 2GB.

Have I created a problem having a single workstation on XP 64?

Sincerely,

Mitchell Kirby

Riten Industries, Inc.

<http://www.riten.com/ <http://www.riten.com/> > www.riten.com

740-333-8719 Direct

800-338-0027 Sales

800-338-0717 FAX

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I am looking at a high end system for FEA analysis using ANSYS in addition
to running AutoDesk Inventor, Office and Vantage. The system has a single
Xeon 5130 dual core processor and 4GM of memory. Is there a downside to
WinXP Professional 64? We are still trying to determine if our models are
big enough to need to access more than 2GB.



Have I created a problem having a single workstation on XP 64?



Sincerely,



Mitchell Kirby

Riten Industries, Inc.

<http://www.riten.com/> www.riten.com



740-333-8719 Direct

800-338-0027 Sales

800-338-0717 FAX





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Mitchell,

The first question you need to answer is whether or not the programs you
listed below will run on WinXP-64. If the answer is "yes" then you need
to find out your largest memory requirement. If that answer is ">2GB"
then move forward with your WinXP-64 plans.

If the answer at any point is "no" ... then stick with plain old WinXP.

have fun,
john



Mitchell Kirby wrote:
>
>
> I am looking at a high end system for FEA analysis using ANSYS in addition
> to running AutoDesk Inventor, Office and Vantage. The system has a single
> Xeon 5130 dual core processor and 4GM of memory. Is there a downside to
> WinXP Professional 64? We are still trying to determine if our models are
> big enough to need to access more than 2GB.
>
> Have I created a problem having a single workstation on XP 64?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Mitchell Kirby