MS Office/ MindManager 32 bit v 64bit - Is their a performance difference?

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I now have the option of uninstalling MS Office 32 bit, installing MS Office 64bit with MindManager 15 64 bit.  Is it worth the hassle?

Oh. There is no MindManager 15 category option in Related Categories!
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great question, i have as well. As someone who was running Office 64-bit, and switched to 32-Bit just to use the MM 14, I would like to know about the benefits. As I'm running all of this virtually, and I saved the 64 bit VMWare image, it would be easy for me to test once i get my hands on MM V15. I think I would look at the speed at which add-ins work between the two versions. The heavy hitter I use as far as add-ins go is PDF-Xchange 2012, which runs noticeably faster in Office 64-bit when processing large word files with lots of cross-references. Fast enough to make me want to switch back. 
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Not really, I have been developing add-ins between MindManager and Microsoft Excel (which are 32-bit and work on 64-bit Excel versions as well) and Excel 64-bit is still as slow as Excel 32-bit :)
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thx for the update mathiew, guess i'll just stay on office 32-bit then :) 
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Putting aside questions re add-in performance, is there any evidence that the 64bit version of MM 15 is faster or better performing on large maps, e.g. thousands of topics and multiple links / attachments?
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This will possibly only make a difference if the machine in question has well above the 4Gb memory limit that 32 Bit systems have.

For example, 64 Bit systems are generally faster because they can access memory past the 4Gb. If you have a 64 Bit system with 4Gb or perhaps even 6Gb then performance may not change.

If you have a large amount of RAM then in theory you could see a 2-20% increase in performance depending on what data the application is manipulating and how. Mathematical and database applications seem to gain the most.

It is also possible for an application to lose performance on a 64 Bit system in comparison to a 332 Bit system for varying reasons....It is really a case of try it and see.

If anyone has access to a large memory 64 Bit system that they could compare I would be interested to see the results.

I have often thought Mindjet's move to 64 Bit was more about supporting 64 Bit MS Office than taking advantage of the 64 Bit architecture for performance gains.

Perhaps someone from Mindjet development could provide a concise explanation of the benefits.

HTH

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Nigel

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I performed a not especially scientific test – not enough time to control for everything. But on a 32-bit system, on a complex map with over 5500 topics, turning on/off the Track option (in MultiMap add-in from PalmaRoss) took about 45 – 50 seconds. On a 64-bit system, it took about 35 seconds. Decide to stay with the 64-bit system install.  16GB of memory, Windows 7.