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Thadir PSI 64bit version
Member 4th May, 2011 10:29
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Hi,

Im running PSI at the moment and loving it but the installed version (and updates) are all 32 bits. Woudnt it be better that there is also a 64 bits version it would be faster for the 64 systems.


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Member 4th May, 2011 14:25
Hi,

It is not always and instantly advantageous to compile programs for 64-bit architectures. Mostly, the improvement from 32- to 64-bit registers is with the operation system itself, or with systems with more than 4 (or 3) GB of memory.

As for the PSI, the part that takes along time is scanning the disk (which is bottlenecked by disk, and not processor speed), checking microsoft update (depends on Microsoft, not us) and matching the data on our servers (Which is already optimized).

While we will of course contiously improve the PSI, in some ways "64-bit" is a buzzword (Though of course there are real benefits to this architecture).

Refer to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit#Pros_and_cons
And: http://tinsology.net/2009/05/understanding-the-64-...

hope this helps.
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Thadir RE: PSI 64bit version
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So if I run my os on a SSD drive the PSI wil also scan faster?

Thx for the info.
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Member 4th May, 2011 14:41
Hi,

Yes, if you have a faster hard drive and a faster processor, processing things on the harddrive is faster.

hope this helps.
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