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erikals
05-08-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Interesting,
nope, i haven't tried it... (yet anyway) :]

http://maketecheasier.com/increase-memory-limit-for-32-bit-applications-in-windows-64-bit-os/2011/08/13

 

biliousfrog
05-08-2012, 09:10 AM
32bit apps can access 4gb memory on a 64bit OS anyway :stumped:

erikals
05-08-2012, 09:55 AM
well, it did help this guy...
http://www.zbrushcentral.com/showthread.php?165144-More-Polys-in-Sculptris-YES-DOUBLE!&p=919666&viewfull=1#post919666

not sure about the technical aspects...

DrStrik9
05-08-2012, 01:47 PM
I did some light reading this morning on the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit computing. It's been said that with a 64-bit computer system you can address "twice the amount of info" than on a 32-bit system. In some very limited ways this may be true, but ...

64-bit is theoretically able to address over 17 million gigabytes of ram, as opposed to the meager 4 GB that 32-bit can theoretically address.

After "Gigabyte" there is the "Terabyte" which is 1024 times the size of a Gigabyte. After Terabyte comes Petabyte, which is 1024 times the size of a Terabyte. After Petabyte comes Xabyte, which is 1024 times the size of a Petabyte.

A true 64-bit operating system will theoretically address 16 Xabytes of ram. (17,179,869,184 Gigabytes). Of course right now, financially speaking, you might as well buy the state of Florida instead of all that ram. And you'd need something several times bigger than Niagara Falls to cool it. LOL

bazsa73
05-09-2012, 04:04 AM
Thanx Erikals! I give it a try.

Lito
05-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Just a warning this application is patching the exe to enable it to use the max amount of memory in those 32 bit programs. Remember that this can cause issues especially with various DRM schemes and quite possibly crashes in the program itself, so always make a backup of the exe you are modifying and do a thorough test of it if you plan on using it for any production.

jwiede
05-12-2012, 01:10 AM
It's been said that with a 64-bit computer system you can address "twice the amount of info" than on a 32-bit system.
Whoever said this had no idea what they were talking about.

(2^32 x 2) < 2^64 by orders of magnitude.