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Re: Re: hardware for Mathematica 6.0

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  • Subject: [mg80069] Re: [mg80029] Re: hardware for Mathematica 6.0
  • From: Benedetto Bongiorno <bbongiorno at attglobal.net>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 07:07:40 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f9gv7e$b73$1@smc.vnet.net> <200708110602.CAA02421@smc.vnet.net>

I am running Mathematica 64 Bit on Vista Premium 64 Bit using AMD Turion 
64 X2 on a HP laptop.
It is 50% faster than my Pentium 4 3.4 Mghz

David Park wrote:
> I recently bought a new computer and one problem I ran into was the 32-bit 
> vs. 64-bit operating system question. It is very difficult to buy a PC (from 
> Dell or HP say) that will come with a 64-bit operating system - even though 
> you specify a 64-bit CPU. One might, or might not be able to install a 
> 64-bit operating system yourself but then you may lose all software 
> warranty. (I got the 32-bit Vista Home Premium OS.)
>
> >From what little information I was able to glean, 64-bit Mathematica is not 
> necessarily faster than 32-bit. It mainly buys you the ability to directly 
> address larger memory spaces. Most Mathematica applications will work fine 
> with the 32-bit version. In any case, most users may want to clear up this 
> question both with respect to their need for a 64-bit OS and what a PC 
> supplier is actually going to supply before they plunk down their money.
>
>   



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