From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Mar 14 2008 - 13:05:03 CDT

On Fri, 14 Mar 2008, Christopher Stiles wrote:

CS> >if i remember correctly, the windows version supports only up
CS> >to 2GB of memory usage. but i don't use windows, so i don't know
CS> >for sure. please check out the windows specific VMD release notes
CS> >on the VMD homepage.
CS> >
CS> I just checked this out and it makes not mention of memory limitations

well, i checked too and saw that the download area mentions, that
it is a 32-bit windows version. any 32-bit executable on an x86
machine is limited to about 2-3GB address space (depending on
OS settings) and regardless of whether you have a 64-bit version
of the OS.


Axel Kohlmeyer
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