When it comes to CAD, it does make a difference.
Sean James
PCB Designer
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
102 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(TEL) 508.754.4858 x33
(FAX) 413.541.6170

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Fifield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 4:16 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Surprising performance increase with protel..


> Does having a large paging (swap file, I'm assuming these are the same)
file
> really make a difference in system performance?
>
> Tim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean James [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 3:30 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Surprising performance increase with protel..
>
>
> I increased from 256MB to 384MB; plus a second 28G hard drive partitioned
> 10, 10 & 8 with the 8G being dedicated to a swap file. Making that large
of
> a swap file alone made my system faster. All this on WIN98 SE!
> Sean James
> PCB Designer
> Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
> 102 Grove Street
> Worcester, MA 01605
> (TEL) 508.754.4858 x33
> (FAX) 413.541.6170
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Brian Guralnick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 1:09 PM
> Subject: [PEDA] Surprising performance increase with protel..
>
>
> >     I just upgraded my Win2K system from 512MB to 2GB.  When first
running
> Protel,
> > the performance was typically the same as before.  The huge diference is
> after
> > working 2 hours on a design, going thru .PDF chip data sheets, using IE
to
> DL IC data
> > sheets ect.  At this point, Protel is running at triple speed compared
to
> the old
> > 512MB configuration.
> >
> >
> >
> > System - Win2K, 2GB ram, 3GB swapfile.
> >
> >
> >
> > ____________
> > Brian Guralnick
> >
> >
> >
>
>

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