03-11-2009 06:38 AM
03-11-2009 06:52 AM
The first machine is barely over the RAM requirements so I'd expect for performance to be sluggish. Keep in mind that those minimum system requirements assume nothing else is running, which isn't realistic. As with all software it will run as fast as the environment you put it in.
Additionally those are minimum requirement for the application to run, not minimum to run well.
03-11-2009 07:47 AM
I agree, that is barely enough pc power.
Need 2 gig of ram at least
Need at least 2+ gig processor and higher speed hard drive will make it all better.
If these are Vista platforms by any chance you can boost performance with these tools
03-11-2009 08:03 AM
Right - On !! Thanks
Also if your $$$ options are strictly limited, like some of our ACT! users in similar situations, I can further recommend following freeware;
We also use these tools on a couple of our older XP pc's and when ram gets low, we can improve it enough to keep things working.
Do NOT set automatic thresholds either. Do things manually.
The meter will show you how much memory is available so you will know when you are low on RAM.
03-11-2009 10:07 AM
HD Speed is 5400 RPM.
03-11-2009 10:26 AM
Thanks to all for the feedback.
Quick followup question: one of the PCs can be upgraded to 2 gb RAM, the other only 1gb ... my thought is that the 1gb machine won't see much of a bump going from 768mb RAM to 1gb ... I think he's in upgrade territory.
Thanks in advance for the help.
03-11-2009 11:34 AM