Rodrigo Gil Medina
November 2nd, 2006, 08:55 PM
I've just finish buying parts for a new computer, it's built around the Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz processor. I was just going to install in it Windows Xp professional with SP 2 until someonte told me that I should install Windows 64-Bit edition to really use the whole processing power. Is this true? If this is true, should I buy again all my applications (lightwave 3D, Premiere, After Effects) to be compatible with the 64 bits version?
November 3rd, 2006, 10:49 AM
I don't believe 64-bit versions of Adobe software exist.
People who have tried Premiere on a 64-bit OS seem to be disappointed:
Adobe have a FAQ here: http://www.adobe.com/jp/products/premiere/pdfs/premiere_faq.pdf which states:
Q: Does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support 64-bit processors?
A: Yes, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 works on 64-bit processors. However, it is not optimized for use on them, so you should not expect to see performance improvements.
So, it seems you will use your existing 32-bit versions of Premiere and After Effects. Therefore, you could create a dual-boot system with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows and compare them.
Also, if those applications are available as 64-bit versions, it seems it would be *very* expensive to switch. You'd probably get more value for your money by upgrading your hardware to a much faster processor.