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twen May 11, 2009 11:25

32-bit and 64-bit
Hi everyone,

I am going to use a laptop for CFD (CFX or FLUENT) pre- and post-processing and a desktop for running calculations. I am wondering if it is possible to use a 32-bit laptop and a 64-bit desktop. That means I will use ANSYS 32-bit to set up my problem in CFX-Pre installed on 32-bit laptop and then run the case with ANSYS 64-bit in CFX-Solver installed on 64-bit desktop. Any thoughts would be appreciated.



phiBe May 13, 2009 05:48

Basically, there should be no problem.

You may find that the laptop screen is too small for serious meshing tasks and post processing, respectively. Secondly, I would recommend to fit your 32-bit laptop with the max. amount of memory (should be 4 GB) + the Windows memory switch enabled (if you run Windows ;-)). Assuming you have a decent graphics card in your laptop you should be fine.

twen May 13, 2009 08:42

Thank you, phiBe.

What will be your suggestion for a decent graphic card?

Actually, when I posted my first message, I was at a quite tough time schedule to decide the specifications of the laptop for above mentioned CFD use. After some research, it turned out that I was wrong in worrying 32-bit laptop as 64-bit laptop is normal in market. I chose Lenovo W500 with Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9600 (2.8GHz 1066MHz 6MBL2), 4GB PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 memory and ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 (512MB VRAM) with Intel AMT graphic card. What do you think these specifications?

Thank you again for your help~


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