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josie

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Hello,

For those who use Manifold, I have a question. What computer are you using?

I currently use ArcGIS but I am changing to Manifold. Currently ArcGIS crashes all the time. I do put a fair amount of data into it but nothing ridiculous (well...maybe sometimes!).

My work have asked if I would like a new computer. At the moment I have a Dell here (and also a macBook) 2.4 processor intel core 2 duo and 4GB memory.

Is Manifold generally faster anyway and less prone to crashing? If so then I maybe do not need a new computer.

Any recommendations?

Josie

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I'd say you'd be happy with such specs. Remember though to get a x64 license of windows to be able to use manifold x64. And if you work with surfaces a lot it's sensible to get cuda enabled card too.
In general follow the tips manifold gives in their manual - as much ram as possible, quick hdd (perfect setup lets you have temp folder on a separate drive and windows page file on another...) and 'show content while dragging' option ticked off in windows environment.
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Hi Josie,

I thought long and hard about this when I was planning to start working for
myself last autumn.

I'm now running ArcGIS 9.3, Manifold 8 x64 and Adobe CS4 happily on:

MacPro, 2.8GHZ Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, Windows Vista Ultimate x64 under BootCamp

I only have the base ATI video card at the moment but plan to upgrade when
the next version of Manifold is released and I invest in an Apple Cinema
Display.

I work with DEMs, grids and satellite and aerial images, and all applications
(plus both OS) are stable and lightning fast.

I also factored into my decision cost, upgradability, resale value and the
fact the machine was to be my home PC too.

Hope this helps,

Dave

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Yes, that does help. Thanks for the info mika and david. I will let you know what I decide. :)

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If you choose manifold for GIS and new hardware see this movie or find information about CUDA Nvidia and Manifold.




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