In listening to various sources discuss this, can someone clarify this issue
for me?

Does Frame automatically run in 32-bit mode on a Vista 64-bit system, or do
you have to do setup to get it to run properly. 


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-----Original Message-----
[mailto:framers-bounces at] On Behalf Of Dov Isaacs
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:03 AM
To: framers at
Subject: RE: Soliciting hardware recommendations 

FrameMaker certainly does run on Vista 64-bit and runs exceptionally well!
I ran FrameMaker 8 and now FrameMaker 9 in that environment without any
problem whatsoever.

What is true is that FrameMaker is a 32-bit application. Vista 64-bit runs
32-bit applications without a problem in 32-bit mode. What you do gain
running a program like FrameMaker under Vista 64-bit is the ability of
support much larger amounts of real memory (I run with 8 gigabytes) and thus
run the risk of less paging activity to kill performance when running
multiple applications concurrently! Also, I have found Vista 64-bit to be
rock solid, running for weeks on end without reboots; my only reboots being
necessary for the monthly "Patch Tuesday" Microsoft OS updates.

        - Dov

> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces at 
> [mailto:framers-bounces at] On Behalf Of Reng, Dr. 
> Winfried
> Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:28 AM
> To: framers at
> Subject: RE: Soliciting hardware recommendations
> Hi,
> > If you get an Intel Core 2 Duo (or Core 2 Quad) system, running at 
> > 2.6GHz or higher, with 4GB of DDR2 RAM and 7200rpm drives (RAID 0 
> > might be a bit of overkill but easy enough to do), Windows Vista 
> > Business 64-bit, and something like an nVidia 9600GT card or better, 
> > you will have *more* than enough power to run FrameMaker with 
> > excellent performance. This should cost under $1000 or so ... 
> > depending on the other options you want on it.
> Of course you can continue to use a Mac system.
> Only a correction regarding Vista 64 bit. As far as I know FrameMaker 
> does not run on 64 bit Vista.
> That was posted here several times.
> Best regards
> Winfried

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