10-04-2008 08:29 AM
10-04-2008 09:22 AM
What hardware - Processor, RAM and Hard disk speed in RPM?
What Operating System?
How many contacts?
Shared on a LAN or local?
10-05-2008 10:01 AM - edited 10-05-2008 10:02 AM
HHD RPM is not easy to find... I don't think it's shown in the OS. I usually get the manufacturer and model from the drive and google it.
With 5400rpm, you'll fine SQL (and ACT!) to be wuite slow. I recommend 7200rpm or faster for optimum speed.
1.29GB RAM is an odd amount... is that one, two or more sticks? If only one stick, the processor doesn't really using its hyperthreading or dual cores.
Also, make sure you set your Windows page file to 2GB (both max and min) - defrage before you do this.
And exclude ADF and ALF files from your anti-virus
10-05-2008 10:47 AM
Hi Mike: Thansk for all your help.
1. Typo - 1.49 npt 1.29 - it has 2 1GB sticks. A certain amount is used by system.
2. Re: RPM hard - drive is 3 years old - put computer in service 5/05. My guess is that it is not 7200 rpm.
3. Did not understand last sentence:
a. How do you set Windows page file?
b. I Understand Defrag process - have done many times but not lately
c. How do you exclude .adf & .alf files from anti-virus. I use Norton Internet Security & do not know of any way to include or exclude file types.
10-05-2008 11:01 AM
1. Half a gig used by the system? I can only guess for an internal graphic board? That's quite a waste.
2. It could be 7200 or 5400... if a notebook, back then probably 5400 and might be worth the upgrade
b. Worth doing it once a month. Also do a Compress/Reindex of the database once a week (after a backup)
10-05-2008 03:39 PM
Mike: Thanks all the help - really appreciate it. I now think it is a 7200 RPM hard drive since it is in a desktop unit & not a notebook. I think the problem is in the defrag - it going all over the place to find files. Best regrads, Jim
10-05-2008 05:37 PM
Do the defrag, increase the swap file and defrag again...
Check the drive speed (some desktops also had 5400rpm drives)
And also stop the AV from scanning the database with every access
Let me know how you go.
03-14-2009 10:07 AM
I have a dell 1400 vostro laptop. I purchased a 7200 rpm harddrive and just added 4 gig ram. I still have speed issues with ACT 2008.
When I access activities on the daily calendar (located to the right of the calendar), when I change one, it takes 5 -6 second to redraw the list. It just hangs there then redraws.
Does 2009 speed up any?
03-14-2009 12:49 PM
I really feel for you as I know what you are going through. 2009 will speed things up a bit but the real culprit for me was all the cleared activities thai I had in my calendar. I had like 12,000 if I recall correctly b/c I mark as cleared when items are done & I use it instead of timesheets since I am a fee based consultant. So, I saed everythinfg through 6/30/08 in a sepearte file & then deleted all cleared activities in my current file starting 7/1 forward. This dramatically reduced the wait time by 98*. Before I bought 2009 I would check to see if clearing the activities solves the problem for you. Be sure an make a back up .zip file in case you have to restore. call me if I can help you further. All the best, Jim Bushnell 512-291-9400