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Re: filmscanners: Nikonscan and dual processors

I use NikonScan regularly with a dual-processor system under Windows NT, and
I've never had any problem with it at all.  I'm only using version 2.5, however
(the last version that will still run under Windows NT).  Since later versions
will not run under NT, it sounds like they really rewrote something, which is
usually a bad sign.

----- Original Message -----
From: "PAUL GRAHAM" <peegee@btinternet.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2001 05:18
Subject: filmscanners: Nikonscan and dual processors

> Just got this back from Nikon:
> >"It is known by Nikon that there are problems with Dual Processor PC's,
> both
> Windows and Mac.  Although the Product Brochures do not specifically say
> the 2CPU machines will not work, neither do they say it does.  Dual
> Processors are good but only for applications that are designed for them
> like Photoshop.  Ours is not and probably will not be for the foreseeable
> future.  Best performance with our products is achieved (currently) on
> single processor P4 machines running lots of RDRAM"<
> so the forums guesses were right, dual processors and nikonscan dont work
> very well. (I get one scan in four or so)
> funny thing is I'm not asking for NS to *utilise* dual processors, just not
> to crash with them.
> an awful lot of people, Mac or PC, working with such large files and
> semi-pro machines will have dual machines for Photoshop...  it sure speeds
> my work up.
> Vuescan sure looks good now?
> Paul


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