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Windows 7: Windows 7 4GB RAM for Maya Rendering

22 Jul 2010   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCROW View Post
Going 64-bit is out of the question for now but remains the last resort after upgrading to 8GB of Ram.
Why is it out of the question?
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But is it possible that XP SP3 x86 gives better oerformance than Win7 x86 on this setup?
Considering how old XP is, and you are asking about a very modern system, Windows 7 will run as well, ir not better than XP. I always get a laugh out of these threads, because I don't understand why someone would drop that kind of cash on a system, and then load up an OS that is 9 years old, with drivers that weren't optimized for said 9 year old OS. If you bought a high end sports car, would you put junk tires on it? Now, don't take this as a bash against XP, but look at his system specs. If you were writing a driver for some of that hardware...what OS would be your primary focus for performance?


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23 Jul 2010   #12
TheCROW

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCROW View Post
Going 64-bit is out of the question for now but remains the last resort after upgrading to 8GB of Ram.
Why is it out of the question?

Because add the price of extra RAM + Windows 7 64 + Maya 64 and you'll see

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCROW View Post
But is it possible that XP SP3 x86 gives better oerformance than Win7 x86 on this setup?
Considering how old XP is, and you are asking about a very modern system, Windows 7 will run as well, ir not better than XP. I always get a laugh out of these threads, because I don't understand why someone would drop that kind of cash on a system, and then load up an OS that is 9 years old, with drivers that weren't optimized for said 9 year old OS. If you bought a high end sports car, would you put junk tires on it? Now, don't take this as a bash against XP, but look at his system specs. If you were writing a driver for some of that hardware...what OS would be your primary focus for performance?
You missed the whole point, we're not talking general performance, we were only referring to Maya, not Windows and other performance.
Thanks for your replies.
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23 Jul 2010   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheCROW View Post
You missed the whole point, we're not talking general performance, we were only referring to Maya, not Windows and other performance.
So was I. Windows 7 offers much better memory management...especially when dealing with memory hungry apps.
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02 Oct 2010   #14
FLAMEPHEONIX

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and Ultimate x64
 
 
Maya working on following

Good day,

I see you are struggelling in installing Maya on ur new disktop

well if this counts here is my result

I got 4 Computers,

OS Win 7 Ultimate
Win 7 Enterprise
Win 7 Homepremuime
Win XP Pro

XP is fine to use for Maya but it as said in numeruse forms it has Limite in Hardware Support,
it is True that you whould not like to go to Vesta becouse it wont give you the performance it needs to give as much as it uses the resorces for its self so its useless
I want to point out My computers are
I5 and I7 Prossesorse
Ram 4 and 8 GB
VGA 2 GB and 1 GB
ATI and Nvidia
Hard disk 750 GB 5000 RPM and dual 500 5000 RM
I am not exact sure of the full number of RPMs but
u can benifite from Win 7 more than XP
I was ready to sacrefice my PC just to make sure that I get the correct and right hardware to give me the performance needed
so I tested the XP I have and the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise
bouth haveing 4 GB ram
750 Hard drive and bouth haveing I5 Prossesors
with 1 GB ram on Windows 7 and 2 GB ram for the Win XP
I had a big scene to render and work with
and had alot of time to kill
so I tested them and ended up im haveing Win 7 Ultimate haveing at least 4 times faster performance and no errors what so ever.
But my real test was in the final Laptop I got Yes a Laptop so called not for Maya ussage.
Ram 8 GB Prosessor I7
1 VGA Nvidia Card
1 Terra Harddrive
Windows 7 Home Premuime

Still can be upgreadabel to 32 GB Ram and Up to 3 2 Terra SSD hard drives with 1 VGA Nvidea with Vertual 3.6GB = 4.6 GB VGA
total performance out put in a full HD screen Render it took 1 min for 20 Frames to render not in Batch Rendering
in batch render it took a HD quality a 5 min to render 200 Frames dont ask me how it just did
One more advice I can give you is to ask Autodesk or some one more fameliar to Maya to how to get the Prossessing in ur secondary Drive Exampel
I read in a form that u can get even 30-300 times more preformance by just installing Maya on ur 2nd Harddrive and better to make it 10000 RPM or an SSD drive with haveing the Maya use all its resorces in that Drive dont let it use the Primary Drive Unless if u got a 1 Terra SSD Drive as your Primary and got a VGA Nvidia as 2 GB or higher Solid Base with Vertual it can Hit 4 GB or 5 GB like mine
this all out comes to Windows 7 Ulitimate is at least for real 100-1000 tIMES better than XP and dotn forget to get it as a 64 bit Operating system with ur 64 bit Matherbord.

sorry for this long post but it coveres all detailes unless if u need more XD ^^ I hope this worked
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03 Oct 2010   #15
TheCROW

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Thank you for the time you put into your reply.
I appreciate your help and sharing your tests and results.
Big Thanks!
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03 Oct 2010   #16
FLAMEPHEONIX

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and Ultimate x64
 
 

It was never a Problem ^^ always Glade to help the people who are in my filed and any filed
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03 Oct 2010   #17
FLAMEPHEONIX

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and Ultimate x64
 
 

One more Advice I just remembered was you got to always get the Latest Hot Fixes becouse they helped in solving alot of problems,
some problems like the textures disapearing or get node braked or ur project folder missing the resorces after a while, and the biggest thing was for simpel Scenes getting crashed that got fixed.

Always get the Updated fixes and info, and one thing for u not to fall in is there is now fast render like this tutorial I got for makeing ur rendering at least 100-5000 times faster O_O u got to be kidding me if that worked u dont need to upgread any more XD Just to know I am trying those tutorials and if they work I will post the link for u ^^ I hope u got satisfied ^^ take care and cya soon.
now got to go finish my project XD btw I am Studant for Animation not higher than a regular deploma ^^ but aiming to get BA and higher XD wish me Goodluck ^^ ok take care u all chears.
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04 Oct 2010   #18
TheCROW

Windows 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks again and best of luck to you
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