Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding 64-bit support, part of InDesign: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates.
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It seems there's a lot of confusion whenever the term 64-bit is thrown around …in relation to software. So, exactly what does 64-bit mean to us …as InDesign users? Well, the truth is, a 64-bit version of …InDesign means a lot. Not necessarily because 64-bit is this …ever impressive, awesome thing, but because of what it takes to make an …application go from 32 to 64-bit on the back end. …Let's start with the basics. One of the most basic things your …computer relies on is RAM or random-access memory. …RAM acts as sort of a throttling system for your computer that determines exactly …how fast you can go and how much you can do at one time.…
In theory, the more RAM you have, the faster you can go. …So when software is 32-bit. It can actually only leverage two …gigabytes of RAM at a time. In today's day and age, that's relatively low. …Which means that this application is going to be less stable, and it's …going to crash more often because it's more likely to run out of memory. …Conversely, with a 64-bit application, you could theoretically throw as much RAM …
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