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Windows 7: Installing programs on 64bit win7

17 Jun 2010   #11
kade119

win 7
 
 

ah okay so photoshop might not actually be a true 64bit application just built to run on it...


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17 Jun 2010   #12
kade119

win 7
 
 

so it's not taking advantage of ram above like 3.4 or something, correct
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17 Jun 2010   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kade119 View Post
so it's not taking advantage of ram above like 3.4 or something, correct
Again, you're confusing concepts you've heard applied elsewhere. The OS determines how much memory is available for the system to use. So, if you have 8 GB for example, It could give 3 GB to Photoshop, 2 GB to VirtualBox, another GB to various apps and be fine. On an x86 system, you wouldn't be using that much memory without getting out of memory errors long before.

You're spending time worrying about issues that aren't really there. Your system is working just fine. My graphics designer has a similar setup, and has no issues using several of the Adobe CS4 apps at once, with only 4 GB of system memory.
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17 Jun 2010   #14
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kade119 View Post
so it's not taking advantage of ram above like 3.4 or something, correct
I'm not clear on what you are saying, your system utilises all the available physical ram because Windows 7 has a very high memory call. The older 32 bit machines using older OS had limited memory call. When I say memory call, this is what the O/S will call for physical memory, XP and so on would only call for 2-3 megs of physical memory, so the millions of folks that thought by upgrading and adding huge amounts of memory were wasting their money because their operating systems would only use a fraction.
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17 Jun 2010   #15
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

There are 2 Photoshop exe's, one is 32bit and the other is 64bit.


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17 Jun 2010   #16
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kade119 View Post
so it's not taking advantage of ram above like 3.4 or something, correct
Again, you're confusing concepts you've heard applied elsewhere. The OS determines how much memory is available for the system to use. So, if you have 8 GB for example, It could give 3 GB to Photoshop, 2 GB to VirtualBox, another GB to various apps and be fine. On an x86 system, you wouldn't be using that much memory without getting out of memory errors long before.

You're spending time worrying about issues that aren't really there. Your system is working just fine. My graphics designer has a similar setup, and has no issues using several of the Adobe CS4 apps at once, with only 4 GB of system memory.
Actually, if you use 32bit Adobe apps, the max ram available to any of the apps is up to 4GB, doesn't matter if you have 16GB, app will only use up to 4GB.
64bit Adobe Apps will use as much ram as the system has.
This is the main reason that Premiere and After Effects are 64bit only, it takes away the 4GB limit.

EDIT: it appears that the 32bit Photoshop will allow me to use up to 7GB of ram.
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