03-03-2008 02:15 PM - last edited on 08-14-2008 12:10 PM by dlunceford
Windows Server 2008
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06-14-2008 08:48 AM
There is one big benefit of 64 bit - being able to add memory over 4GB. For those of us that do more then just look up contacts in Act! that's a huge benefit. Great benefit for any photo, publishing, or video work.
The big issue is that MS actually require a different Edition of SQL for 64-bit... and chanrge more for it.
I have heard that Sage are working on testing with 64-bit SQL to see if they can add the different Edition.
06-14-2008 08:53 AM
Ok along this topic of 64 bit: We have over 2300 contacts on Act. It is almost painful to try & do a look up in a reasonable amount of time. We upgraded our RAM on the 32 bit system and the more we RAM we added the more ACT takes. So the IT guys sets up the 64 bit server and everyone is raving about how well the system runs our other large databases. After all, that is one of the best features of a 64 bit machine is the way it utilizes ram. I would have thought that Sage would have jumped on this right away, especially since ACT does require a lot of RAM and databases do get big. But now we are looking for an alternate contact management program that will run on a 64 bit machine. Sage has not given us a choice!
Actually, ACT! and SQL, unless using the Premium ST version, will only use a max of 1GB RAM. You can set min/max RAM in ACTDIAG.
If you have 2GB+ RAM on the workstations (4GB+ on server) and it's slow, it's probably the HDD speed.
Microsoft's .Net and SQL really respond well to faster drives. I recommend 7200 RPM as a minimum but 10K or faster will give a big bump in performance.
06-27-2008 03:09 PM
I just wanted to add agreement to the other posters. We're not able to get Act off of our terminal server because our SQL server is 64 bit. It's a real pain to not be able to use Act on our new server.
But I suspect, it will all of a sudden work fine in the next version of Act... just a hunch.
06-27-2008 03:19 PM
The big issue is that MS actually require a different Edition of SQL for 64-bit... and chanrge more for it
This is interesting because as an Open License SQL Server buyer I buy a license for the full version and can use it to install either 32 or 64 bit.