View Full Version : 64 bits versus 32 bit

06-01-2006, 12:41 PM
I have here a HP computer that is brand new and has 64 bits processor [3.6 gigaherz Celeron XW9300].
I use Windows XP 32 bits.
LW customer support told me that a speed increase of 64 bits Windows is only seen if I have over 2 gigs.

1. Is this correct?
2. This new computer [3.6 gigaherz] is slower then my 2 years old Pentium 4 3.2 gigaherz. How can that be?



06-01-2006, 03:11 PM
Not entirely, some folk have reported speed increases with 2GB or less, what does make a difference however is that you can actually have more than 2GB on your computer that LightWave can access. Also, I wasn't even aware that there was a 64-bit Celeron available before you told me you had one, but Celeron's are generally made to be low-cost processors for cheap machines. Lastly, you can't run a 64-bit LightWave on a 32-bit version of Windows, to be able to use it you'll need to be running Windows XP64-bit edition. At that point you may note some speed-ups, especially with larger scenes.