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mgajewski
Hi,

I am about to install Windows 7 Professional and I have both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions available.

I remember reading a comment online that suggested that IronCAD ran better on Windows 7 32-bit version than on the 64-bit one.

Is that true?

Is the 32-bit or 64-bit version better for IronCAD?


Also - how about XP 64?

Will XP even be supported by IronCAD 12?

Thanks.

Mark
Doug Gower
QUOTE(mgajewski @ Aug 3 2011, 04:53 PM)
Hi,

I am about to install Windows 7 Professional and I have both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions available.

I remember reading a comment online that suggested that IronCAD ran better on Windows 7 32-bit version than on the 64-bit one.

Is that true?

Is the 32-bit or 64-bit version better for IronCAD?
Also - how about XP 64?

Will XP even be supported by IronCAD 12?

Thanks.

Mark
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Mark,
Obviously you need a computer that will run a 64-bit OS if you want to install one and I think any 32-bit version of Windows will only support up to 4GB of RAM at the most. I used Win XP Pro 32-bit until I ran into poor performance and needed more memory for larger assemblies. Now there's a lot of info out there comparing performance of the different versions but I don't think you need to look very far. I would just install Win7 Pro 64-bit since that is about the latest and greatest.

Here's a couple links that might help.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...asked-questions

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa...8(v=vs.85).aspx

http://www.ironcad.com/support/community/i...owtopic=6123&hl

IronKevin
That's good advice, Windows 7 64bit will give you better memory management and capacity.
mgajewski
QUOTE(IronKevin @ Aug 4 2011, 07:17 AM)
That's good advice, Windows 7 64bit will give you better memory management and capacity.
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Thanks, guys - that's very clear and helpful.

Mark
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