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23rd May 2008, 09:20 am
i am running autocad MEP on a HP XW4300 workstation, pentium D 3.2 Ghz, 4G of ram, but still running a bit slugish,
how can i get it to run faster
23rd May 2008, 10:22 am
What OS are you running?
What graphics card is used and how much vidRAM does it have?
What other apps are running in the backround?
23rd May 2008, 12:56 pm
nvidia quadro FX1400 128mb
no other apps running
23rd May 2008, 01:10 pm
What about an anti-virus program or something like Norton Utilities?
Has this been a problem for awhile or something that just happened recently?
What is a typical file size that you work with?
Does MEP support X-refs, and, if so, are there any attached to the drawings you work with? Sorry about my lack of knowledge of MEP. I am a plain vanilla AC user.
23rd May 2008, 01:12 pm
Ah...wait a minute. 4GB RAM and running XP. Actually, I believe it is documented that this combination of factors will actually slow down performance.
"In Windows by default any application can only use 2 GB of RAM at most. However under certain versions of Windows, applications could actually use up to 3 GB of RAM if it was available."
This is accomplished by using what is called the "3GB switch" in the boot.ini file.
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