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SPEED OF SYSTEM

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SPEED OF SYSTEM

I wonder if someone can help me to understand if the speed has improved with the last update.

Actually I have a mobile PC with an Intel Centrino dual core 1.2 GHZ and 1 GB of RAm running XP pro service pack 3.

My experience with Act 10 and 11 was not so positive due to the fact that ii found  act quite slow (mainly in comparison to outlook). Has it improved?

i am just asking because I have not yet reinstalled it and I would like to get some suggestion before installing it again.

Thank you in advance. 

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Re: SPEED OF SYSTEM

What is the hard drive speed in RPM? For the best performance, ACT! needs a fast hard drive.
Roy Laudenslager
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Re: SPEED OF SYSTEM

I have a 60-GB, 4200-rpm
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Re: SPEED OF SYSTEM

A hard drive speed of 7200 RPM is the preferred speed, 5400 RPM is acceptable but 4200 RPM will definitely cause performance problems.
Roy Laudenslager
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royel@techbenders.com
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Re: SPEED OF SYSTEM

Considering that this is the Pc that my company is providing to me, what would you suggest me to do ?

 Is there a way to ameliorate the performance?

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Re: SPEED OF SYSTEM

Short of replacing the hard drive with a faster one, no. The ACT! program is an I/O bound program by the nature of its fundamental design. Graphics programs tend to be compute bound and database programs, especially relational ones, tend to I/O bound.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
Durkin Impact Report Designer
www.techbenders.com
royel@techbenders.com
541-343-8129
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Re: SPEED OF SYSTEM

Ok. thanks for the support