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    Default BW8 work with 64 bit systems?

    I'm going to be buying a new laptop. Since I want to address all the RAM I can, I'm thinking of a 64 bit system rather than a 32 bit system. Does BW 8 work on a 64 bit system?

    Dale A. Brueggemann

    כִּי עֶזְרָא הֵכִין לְבָבוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וְלַעֲשֹׂת וּלְלַמֵּד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט (Ezra 7:10)


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    Yes, BW8 runs great on my Vista 64-bit laptop. Incidentally, so did BW7. However, there are several popular applications out there that remain unsupported. When I went 64-bit, I had to upgrade my scanner software and purchase a new scanner. Also, my Dragon Naturally Speaking v.10 software will not work on a 64-bit platform.

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    Dale,

    I'm running a 64 bit system as well. Works great. I currently have 3 4 Gigs of RAM and haven't experienced any problems with BW8 and other programs (plural) operating/open at the same time.

    FYI.

    02/24/09 Correction: I'm running 4 GBs of RAM.
    Last edited by SCSaunders; 02-24-2009 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Just got done double-checking

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    Thanks for the responses about BW8 and 64 bit; however, some of my other software apparently doesn't work on 64 bit, and I surely can't afford to buy a new scanner or any other hardware that won't run 64 bit. Guess I'll stay 32 bit for one more cycle, although I would dearly love to run about 16 GB of RAM for some of my other work.

    Dale A. Brueggemann

    כִּי עֶזְרָא הֵכִין לְבָבוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וְלַעֲשֹׂת וּלְלַמֵּד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט (Ezra 7:10)


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    Smile Alright. Reel me in and gut me. But I've just gotta bite.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale A. Brueggemann View Post
    ... although I would dearly love to run about 16 GB of RAM for some of my other work.

    I'm curious if no one else is ... but what software are you running? 16 GIGABITES RAM!? I am in awe.

    Dale, I feel it my duty to warn you: this is exactly how Skynet started and you know where that got John Connor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSaunders View Post
    ...what software are you running? 16 GIGABITES RAM!?
    I frequently run several programs at the same time: BibleWorks, Nota Bene, Act! [contact manager], IE.

    I do a fair amount of desktop publishing that uses the whole Adobe CS3 package: Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, and often I have Bible Works running at the same time in that case too. Lightroom's a really memory greedy program, moderately graphics-illustrated book-length stuff in InDesign sops it up.

    Oh yeah, I would love to feed those programs all the RAM they want.

    And apparently the 64 bit processor also does a better job of switching back and forth between multiple applications that are runnign at the same time.

    Dale A. Brueggemann

    כִּי עֶזְרָא הֵכִין לְבָבוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֶת־תּוֹרַת יְהוָה וְלַעֲשֹׂת וּלְלַמֵּד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל חֹק וּמִשְׁפָּט (Ezra 7:10)


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