[Sidefx-houdini-list] Re: New computer not fast

Mark Alexander malexander at sidefx.com
Wed Jan 4 14:34:10 EST 2006

How much memory do you have installed? A 64bit OS will use more memory 
than a 32 bit OS (not quite twice as much, as you might think, but 
somewhere around 1.4-1.8x as much).

If you don't have at least 1Gb, you may be starving mantra and/or 
swapping to disk, both of which may contribute to slowing the render 
down. 2Gb is recommended, and since you have a 64bit machine, you can go 
beyond 2Gb and see the benefits of the extra mem more than with a 32bit OS.

Definitely try mantra -n 2 to speed up your renders, since you have 2 CPUs.


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