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32-bit and 64-bit
show user profile  vikki sixx
Hi all,

I have 3DS Max 2010 and have been using it on a 32-bit machine. I now want to upgrade to a 64-bit machine .... will I have to get a new version of max ?
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6/27/2011 6:39:30 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 6:39:30 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Nope. You will not HAVE to.

Although, will not gain anything being on a 64bit OS/Machine if you are not using the 64-bit version of MAX.

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6/27/2011 6:46:36 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 6:46:36 PM)
show user profile  vikki sixx
ok ... so if I did want to use the 64-bit version, that's additional software ?
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6/27/2011 6:47:30 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 6:47:30 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
MAX exists in a 32-bit version AND a 64-bit version.

The only way for ANY software to be "enhanced" by a 64-bit machine is to use the 64-bit version of the software.

everything must be 64-bit across the board. 64 bit hardware + 64 bit OS + 64 bit software = win.
Any other combination yields 32-bit performance.

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6/27/2011 7:04:00 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 7:04:00 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
almost ... 32 bit hardware + 64 bit software = doorstop.

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6/27/2011 7:36:58 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 7:41:02 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Well I don't know about the later issues but my box (v2009) contains both the 32bit and 64bit software, so you just put the other disk in if you want a different version.


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6/27/2011 7:43:55 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 7:43:55 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
The 2012 box on my shelf has both versions on it.

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6/27/2011 8:43:37 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 8:43:37 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
That's interesting though... What kind of 64bit hardware are we talking about (besides the video card which I understand a little about). Do you need a 64bit processor in your PC? Forgive the noob question, but I also have been considering switching over to 64bit version of Vista which my PC came with and installing the 64bit version of max 2009.

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6/27/2011 8:52:37 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 8:52:37 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
HARDWARE = computer.

You need a 64 bit processor.

vista? bro,....go to win7.

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6/27/2011 8:56:10 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 8:56:10 PM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Hmm.. More pennies. And I'm saving for a wacom :p
Thanks for the info though Doc. :)

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6/27/2011 8:59:43 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 8:59:43 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Following from DrJims comment:

I have to say, after basically ignoring Vista completely and sticking to XP64, while waiting out the teething period and some for Win7 - Windows 7 is quite a satisfying OS!

Using Win7 HomePremium 64-bit on the wifes laptop as my workstation is down, really really good experience overall so far.

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6/27/2011 10:01:33 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 10:02:01 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Yeah man, me,...I am always the LAST person to trust a new OS,.....and I waited,...and watched Vista fail and 7 come out,....and I waited....and waited,.....until finally I went to win7 64.
Its awesome o!

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6/27/2011 10:27:15 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 10:27:15 PM)
show user profile  Dave
I'm still riding XP64 on a 4 year old machine that will definitely just up and die one of these days... I have to kill explorer and run it again every time I boot up. I'm looking forward to the day when I've got a few hundred quiddles spare to finally get a new beast.

As for staying slightly on topic... my version of 2010 is also both 32 and 64.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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6/27/2011 10:40:26 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 10:40:26 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I`m with you on that DrJim. Dave - basically the same here time for a new workstation, still on a `classic` quad system :) The i7 2600k or whatever it`s called is looking good oc`d on water atm ( with ssd system drive )..

[edit] Still generally a little disappointed that, although cpu`s have gotten wider, they haven`t got much faster ( there`s 10 yr old pentium D`s running at 5 ghz on a single core ), and now there`s a potential technology curve while we wait on gpu`s standardising tech..

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6/27/2011 10:55:49 PM (last edit: 6/27/2011 10:58:58 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
ScottyD.....I am on a quad Q9550 at the office (new Dell arriving this week).....and I recently got a i7 2600K at home.

The i7 completely destroys the quad,......I got render differences of like 12 minutes on quad per frame,....down to 3min on i7 !
Go for it!

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6/28/2011 4:33:12 PM (last edit: 6/28/2011 4:33:12 PM)
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