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04-16-2008 09:54 AM - edited 04-16-2008 10:02 AM
We are upgrading my machine to 2 gigs and the owners to 1 gig. I checked the hard drive speed and it is 5400. The support guy didn't mention that part. Not sure if the owner would want to upgrade pcs or just switch database programs. He is getting very frustrated with ACT.
04-16-2008 11:00 AM
Not to hijack the thread, but I have a question regarding the functionality of Act. When using the web version of Act hosted on a server, this would obviously shift the entire load from the workstation to the server. Assuming a kick-ass server that can handle this load effectively, wouldn't that make it easier to have workstations that weren't top of the line?
04-16-2008 11:20 AM
Not to hijack the thread, but I have a question regarding the functionality of Act. When using the web version of Act hosted on a server, this would obviously shift the entire load from the workstation to the server. Assuming a kick-ass server that can handle this load effectively, wouldn't that make it easier to have workstations that weren't top of the line?The answer to your question is yes and no. Yes, using the WEB version does allow under powered machines use the later version of the ACT! program. However, the overall functionality will be slower because of a thing called WEB latency, that is, the time it takes for the message to go from the remote system to the server, be processed and then returned to the remote user. Because the transfers from the remote to the server and back take place at less than the speed of light, there is a noticeable lag. If you want to get a feel for ACT! for the WEB, there is a demo available at the following web site. Use Chris Huffman for the login and no password.
04-16-2008 01:14 PM
04-16-2008 03:00 PM
Your Ram spend dollars will be money well spent - Of course CPU Speed - Hard Drive Speed and mutitasking and background running software - all contribute to performance --
Start with the Ram ----
I suggest a minimum of 1GB Ram for all PCs now ( I own a PC Store 7Yrs +) ---- 2GB of Ram is great, and most programs platue if more than that is installed (so if a program doesnt require 4GB of Ram - then save your money, becuase it likely wont be able to use more than 1 to 2 GB )
04-16-2008 05:33 PM
It's the distance that's important. In a typical office network the typical distance is a few feet so the transmission time is very short. When you go to the WEB the distance now becomes significant. You also can't assume that the remote is just a few miles away that the distance is relatively short. With the WEB you have no control over the routing and a connection from New York to Philadelphia may be router through Los Angeles. Again I suggest that you try the demo that I provided the link to, it's very typical of what you can expect. I use ACT! for the WEB in a client situation for other purposes on my system and the demo is typical of what you can expect for performance.