12-06-2011 06:18 AM
Just wondering if anyone can let me know how to reduce the amount of bandwidth ACT! uses? I have been guided to this document http://kb.sagesoftwareonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11910/kw/slow/session/L3RpbWUvMTMyMzE1NjY0M...
but it is for an earlier version and I am unable to follow the instructions - is someone able to update me on how to do it on the current version?
I am trying this in an attempt to speed ACT! up as it loads very slowly making the software very slow and awkward to use - I have tried a few things such as adding the database and operating files to the exclusions list in our ESET NOD32 Antivirus software and this has helped a bit but is still awkward to use. I you have any other suggestions I could try I would be grateful - we have a license for 3 users and we all use it off a PC not a server - we use Windows XP software.
Many Thanks in Advance.
12-06-2011 06:52 AM
12-06-2011 11:46 AM
12-06-2011 12:59 PM
Thanks for responding - will have to check up to the RAM on the PCs and let you know. We obviously each have ACT! software installed on our PCs individually and share the database if that makes sense!?
Be glad of your thoughts - at the moment ACT! is a bit of a nightmare to use as it is so slow and awkward so will be glad of any suggestions.
12-06-2011 01:17 PM
Well, if you are using Win XP, I am guessing that your systems are somewhat older...
ACT! runs really well on "modern" systems - i.e. - pretty much anything made within the last 3 years or so (unless of course you are dealing with a MASSIVE database, which means you need more "juice").
RAM is very important. On a system with just 1GB, it is going to be hindered...
12-06-2011 01:40 PM
Even vore important is the hard drive RPM. an older system and most laptops have 5400 RPM drives and they will be slow. If the RAM is limited it would be even slower.
12-06-2011 10:05 PM
I have 1.87GB of RAM on this PC - is likely to be the problem? would be grateful if you could direct me in the right direction for upgrading this if it is. Also be glad of any other suggestions to solve the issue.
12-06-2011 10:39 PM
12-06-2011 11:02 PM
Ok - thanks Mike - not too savvy with PCs but 2.60GHz be the drive speed?? sorry not 100% sure where to find that info.
Conclusion = ACT! operating slow due to insufficient RAM? is this the case? or are there any other measures you would recommend to try and improve it?