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 Win XP 64 bit and OrCAD 16.6 

Last post Wed, Nov 28 2012 2:19 PM by NickW. 4 replies.
Started by NickW 27 Nov 2012 01:23 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 2783 views
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  • Tue, Nov 27 2012 1:23 AM

    • NickW
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    Win XP 64 bit and OrCAD 16.6 Reply

    Hi,

    I've just been given a computer at work for use with OrCAD 16.6 (PSpice in particular). The OS is Win XP 64 bit (XP Pro x64 V2003 SP2).

    Is this a complete non-starter?! I've read that OrCAD does not support XP 64.

    I'd be grateful if someone could advise me whether I need to reinstall with XP 32 bit.

    Thank you,

    Nick

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  • Tue, Nov 27 2012 1:59 AM

    • alokt
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    Re: Win XP 64 bit and OrCAD 16.6 Reply

    Yes, for Windows XP you need to install 32bit OS, or if feasible, you may want to consider Windows 7, 64bit.

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  • Tue, Nov 27 2012 2:00 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Win XP 64 bit and OrCAD 16.6 Reply
    Strange but true. Windows XP 64-bit is not a supported evnironment for the Cadence SPB / OrCAD tools and they do not work worth a light within it. You need to get to a 32-bit XP environment or use Vista, or 7, for 64-bit, they work just fine.
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  • Tue, Nov 27 2012 2:12 AM

    • NickW
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    Re: Win XP 64 bit and OrCAD 16.6 Reply

    Thank you for your replies :)

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  • Wed, Nov 28 2012 2:19 PM

    • NickW
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    Re: Win XP 64 bit and OrCAD 16.6 Reply

     I've found that OrCAD and PSpice appear to run fine on my XP 64 bit PC.

    I created a simple RLC circuit and ran an AC analysis.

    I understand that XP 64 is not supported though, and I may find features that don't work in XP 64, in which case I'll ask the computer department to install XP 32.

    Regards,

    Nick

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