WWL30, Vista SP1 64bit, C2Q6700

Discussion in 'Weather Watcher - Suggestions' started by johngalt, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. johngalt

    johngalt Well-Known Member

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    Mike,

    Just wanted to let you know that I got a new computer, running an Intel Core 2 Quad 6700 processor with 4 GB RAM, and WWL .30 runs beautifully on Vista SP1 64bit (thus far - just installed, set options, and then closed out and ran as regular user).

    So far, no issues at all, and the updating takes a lot less time - which indicates to me that the update process is processor intensive.

    Out of curiosity, what processor are you building WWL on?
     
  2. msinger

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    I normally develop on my 2.20 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core PC (HP Pavilion a1450n). I currently have 2 GB of RAM, but will expand it to 4 GB eventually. As you probably know, Vista loves the RAM :neutral:
     
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    Oh, yeah, I know - my previous machine was a P4 3.2(E) GHz Prescott CPU based machine with 3 GB of PC3200 RAM - that is besically the only reason I was already able to run Vista -although it was most definitely slower than what I have now.

    Any plans on making a 64bit version, (in psite of the fact that the 32 bit seems to work just fine)?

    Oh, BTW - the machine I picked up is an HP M8430F....Not anywhere near the fastest or latest or greatest, but after my last machine this is a step light years into the future....

    Also, is there any real CPU specific / arch specfic optimizations you could include to enhance WWL? (Of course, this assumes already that you are are willing to include the enhancements in the first place....)
     
  4. msinger

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    I have no plans to create special Weather Watcher releases.

    For example?
     
  5. johngalt

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    I was asking you - didn't have any specific in mind.

    Oh well, no loss on the lack of 64 bit app yet - when (if?) widows goes 64bit I suppose you'll follow then.
     
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    Well, the goal is to always write the most efficient code. That said, I'm not sure what more could be done.
     
  7. johngalt

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