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Re: Java help needed

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  • merton_monk
    Your amount of RAM is going to be more of a factor than your CPU in terms of how fast PCGen runs. Having a faster hard-drive (the 7200RPM variety as opposed
    Message 1 of 34 , Apr 2, 2002
      Your amount of RAM is going to be more of a factor than your CPU in
      terms of how fast PCGen runs. Having a faster hard-drive (the
      7200RPM variety as opposed to the more common 5400RPM) will have a
      big impact on the amount of time it takes to load sources.

      -Bryan

      --- In pcgen@y..., "j_d_ray" <jdray@u...> wrote:
      > --- In pcgen@y..., "larrywiding" <larrywiding@y...> wrote:
      > > As for the performance problems you have seen, take a look at
      > > reducing the number of sources you have loaded, and minimze the
      > > amount of system memory XP dedicates to programs (Control
      > > Panel/System Properties/Advanced/Performance/Advanced, set Memory
      > > usage to programs, and processor scheduling to programs.
      > >
      > > Also, depending on your video card, turn off some of the GUI
      > special
      > > effects as well.
      >
      > I'll try these things tonight. By the way, did you
      mean "...maximize
      > the amount of system memory XP dedicates to programs...?" I don't
      > see how "minimize" would help.
      >
      > I got the JRE 1.4 downloaded and installed. I loaded a limited
      > number of sources, though not extremely limited (all the WotC
      stuff,
      > plus most of Malhavoc's stuff, and a few other sourcebooks), then
      my
      > character. The software still runs extremely slow. I didn't have
      > much else running (Outlook Express, a few IE windows). I know XP
      is
      > a system hog, and that 300 Mhz isn't much of a machine these days,
      > but it should be able to handle this, I'd think.
      >
      > <grumble>
    • Dustin Cook
      From: larrywiding Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 3:22 PM ... AVG by Grisoft doesn t seem to cause performance issues, and it s free
      Message 34 of 34 , Apr 2, 2002
        From: "larrywiding" <larrywiding@...>
        Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 3:22 PM


        > Excellant point. I have found McAfee tends to affect Java more than
        > Norton, but both can cause some serious performance problems.

        AVG by Grisoft doesn't seem to cause performance issues, and it's free for
        non-commercial use:

        http://www.grisoft.com/

        I recommend it to all Windows users who don't already have a virus scanning
        package installed.

        --
        Dustin Cook
        dcook32p@...
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