hehe, i like my title way too much. Anywho.. here are the specs of my computer..
MSI 770-C45 mobo
Phenom II X2 BE 3.1GHZ (dual core)
ATI HD 4650 512MB GPU
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
SATA 150 HDD 7200 RPM
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
My fellow co-worker has...
Core2Extreme X9650 3.17GHZ (quad core)
NVIDIA 8800 GTX 800 or so MB GPU
8GB DDR2 1066Mhz RAM
Raptor HDD SATA 300 10,000RPM or the next highest
Windows XP Pro 64-bit
Alright... We are both 3D AutoCAD technicians and are working on the same drawings and same version of programs. Pretty much, his computer has little to no lag when he designs his 3D models. For instance, when he loads 6-7 drawings over the top of his, his zoom is smooth and has no lag.
When I model in 3D in the same situations I get much more lag. As example, when I zoom with 6-7 drawings loaded on top of mine, i get a 3-5 second lag for each of the many zoom steps.
I'm thinking this is due to the processor. POSSIBLY the video card, but I doubt it. What do you guys think could be causing my computer to lag more than his? I would like to upgrade and fix this problem without the hassle of taking a bunch of incorrect parts back.
I used to use Windows XP, and it would crash ALL the freaking time (every 30 mins usually) using AutoCAD back when I had 2 GB's of memory. I upgraded to Windows 7, with the same amount of memory, and it NEVER crashed again. That's so freaking amazing. In 7 I used a total of 1.93 gigs of memory out of 2 gigs with all of my required programs open and no crashes (XP always crashed when I hit exactly 1.93 gigs of RAM used). I upgraded my memory to 8 gigs and using the same programs used a total of 4.1 gigs of memory. I'm thinking this means 7 disables the many unneeded processes to make up for the lack of memory (which is about time if this is a new feature). What do you guys think? Of the 4 years I've been modeling with AutoCAD, this has never happened. Anyone else have similar Windows 7 stories?
Anyways, besides being amazing and wanting to talk about it, my point is that CAD is running smoother and faster on 7 than XP so I don't think it's a factor.
Thanks in advance for any help!