[nbos] FM Work on 64-Bit OS
"Mark Oliva"
Mon Mar 30th, 2009
> "Russ"

<<
Hey, folks. Sorry for the question, but does anyone know if FM8 works on a
64-bit platform. Thinking about getting a new computer, and really don't
want to lose my favorite mapping software. :-)
>>

When you run FM8 on 64-Bit Vista and you have 8 GB memory, you get all 8 GB.
If you run 32-bit Windows on the same machine, you get access to only 3.5 GB
of the 8 GB that the machine has.

One result is that 64-Bit Vista gives you noticeably more speed. With a
couple of really huge things that I did, FM8 reported too little memory
available under 32-bit Windows XP Pro. I can boot either OS on my main
machine. When I did the same operations under 64-bit Vista, FM8 performed
them beautifully.

Conclusion: I've found that without exception Vista 64 is the better OS for
FM8 with 8 GB memory. I don't like Vista, so FM8 is the only program with
which I use Vista regularly.

Mark Oliva
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