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Old   February 19, 2003, 08:24
Default What hardware configuration should be preferred?
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Hello All! I am planning to use CFX4 for some middle class problems (cell number less than 500.000). And for that purpose I am planninf to upgrade my PC. Unforunately due to budget limits it will be a PC platform with 1 proc. So what should I consider first: AMD vs Pentium, cache, system memory? Say what is better/faster: P42000/256Mb or P41800/512mb and so on? Thanks in advance! Best regards Albert
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Old   February 23, 2003, 13:11
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Go for the extra memory
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Old   February 27, 2003, 19:15
Default Re: What hardware configuration should be preferre
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If you are going to run problems with around 500.000 you should really go for 512mb memory, if you need to much swapping on the disk you will loose process speed. I have solved combustion problems with CFX4 with only 256mb memory but the number of cells was only around 150.000. I think you can estimate the required memory based on the number of cells for CFX4. About the processor, there has been several post in this forum about that, I believe the conclusion is P4. What kind of budget do you have? A P4 with 512 RD ram and a processor around 2.4 is not really expensive, atleast not compared to software prices.
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