010005 : Unable to allocate memory...wasn't BG processing supposed to be 64 bit?

11-05-2012 08:16 AM
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I have background processing enabled, which is supposed to be 64 bit(?).

Please help me understand why my PC doesn't have enough memory to perform topo to raster. The tool craps out after 1 minute.

Contour data is in a FGDB (the original shapefile was massive, ~400 MB)
I set raster size to 20 m. I realize that this will be a huge raster output, but I defer to my 1st statement.

Would more RAM help?

My PC:
Intel Xeon X5650 2.67 GHz 2.66 GHz
Window 7 64 bit
NVidia Quatro 4000
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