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My computer seems to be to slow to run VS2005

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Hi,

Before I had installed Visual basic.net 2003 on my laptop toshiba Tecra S1
Tecra S1 Centrino 1.6GHz / XP Pro / 15.0 256mb
Windows XP servic pack2
After installing Visual Studio 2005
My computer seems to be too slow to debug my developping applications.

Has anyone experience if it is possible ro run VS2005 faster
Thanks in advance
Marc

Mar 29 '06 #1
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"Marc" <Ap***@village.invalid> wrote in message
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Hi,

Before I had installed Visual basic.net 2003 on my laptop toshiba Tecra S1
Tecra S1 Centrino 1.6GHz / XP Pro / 15.0 256mb
Windows XP servic pack2
After installing Visual Studio 2005
My computer seems to be too slow to debug my developping applications.

Has anyone experience if it is possible ro run VS2005 faster
Thanks in advance
Marc

Priority one is more memory. If you increase the memory to 1 gig, you'll
notice a dramatic improvement.

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Mar 29 '06 #2

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1 gig RAM ??? Wouldn't that be too much, Peter ?

I know that the more the RAM, the better the performance(atleast upto
1GB), but considering that the minimum requirement for VS 2005 is
stated to be 128 MB and the recommended is 256 MB.

Regards,

Cerebrus.

Mar 29 '06 #3

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That might help...my specs are Centrino 1.6Ghz and 1G memory, XP w/SP2
and VS2005 still trudges along.

But I've learned to live with it. It may well be a result of some of
the third party components I'm using as well.

Mar 29 '06 #4

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Hi Peter,

Any other suggestions? I'm running a P4 3.2Ghz HT chip with 2GB RAM on XP
Pro SP2 and my disc is regularly defragged, but VS2005 is still incredibly
slow - particularly during Edit & Continue operations.

Thanks for any help you can offer,
Alex
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"Marc" <Ap***@village.invalid> wrote in message
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Hi,

Before I had installed Visual basic.net 2003 on my laptop toshiba Tecra
S1
Tecra S1 Centrino 1.6GHz / XP Pro / 15.0 256mb
Windows XP servic pack2
After installing Visual Studio 2005
My computer seems to be too slow to debug my developping applications.

Has anyone experience if it is possible ro run VS2005 faster
Thanks in advance
Marc

Priority one is more memory. If you increase the memory to 1 gig, you'll
notice a dramatic improvement.

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.

Mar 29 '06 #5

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Dude, too much RAM is never enough (there is a practical limit I
suppose, but it's well beyond what any laptop or regular workstation
can handle these days)

The more objects that can be shoved into memory, the less disk caching
windows has to do.

Mar 29 '06 #6

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Perhaps it is not the disk caching thats slowing them up. Maybe it is
the fact that MS concentrated too much on making the GUI look pretty
insted of efficient and functional...
I wish there was a way to turn off the pretty gui and just use
standered windows GUI construction, basic colours. So that VS would
run faster. MOst of the CPU and GPU ussage is being eaten up by VS
trying to figure out how to draw itself and any given moment.
Jerry H. wrote:
Dude, too much RAM is never enough (there is a practical limit I
suppose, but it's well beyond what any laptop or regular workstation
can handle these days)

The more objects that can be shoved into memory, the less disk caching
windows has to do.


Mar 29 '06 #7

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Hi,

This is bad news. I thought that they would have made VS 2005 much less
memory intensive. Sounds like it was a good idea that I put off
downloading VS 2005 (the express edition) till I can buy a new
computer.

I currently work on : (Now, don't laugh...)
Pentium-433 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, Win2K Professional with VS 2003.

Regards,

Cerebrus.

Mar 29 '06 #8

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Mine seems to be slower than VS2003 also. Sometimes it takes about
thirty seconds after I hit Ctrl-space just to autocomplete the variable
name I started typing. For crying out loud.... Maybe more memory
would help, but I don't notice the drive light coming on solid like
it's thrashing the drive with swaps.

Mar 29 '06 #9

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" Pentium-433 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM, Win2K Professional with VS
2003. "

BWAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAAAA!!!!!!!!

I'm just kidding, Cerebrus. I used to work with Delphi 5 on such a
machine as yours. I miss Borland products.

Mar 30 '06 #10

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for your answer,

Marc

"pvdg42" <pv****@newsgroups.nospam> schreef in bericht
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"Marc" <Ap***@village.invalid> wrote in message
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Hi,

Before I had installed Visual basic.net 2003 on my laptop toshiba Tecra
S1
Tecra S1 Centrino 1.6GHz / XP Pro / 15.0 256mb
Windows XP servic pack2
After installing Visual Studio 2005
My computer seems to be too slow to debug my developping applications.

Has anyone experience if it is possible ro run VS2005 faster
Thanks in advance
Marc

Priority one is more memory. If you increase the memory to 1 gig, you'll
notice a dramatic improvement.

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.

Mar 30 '06 #11

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"Alex Clark" <ho*******@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
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Hi Peter,

Any other suggestions? I'm running a P4 3.2Ghz HT chip with 2GB RAM on XP
Pro SP2 and my disc is regularly defragged, but VS2005 is still incredibly
slow - particularly during Edit & Continue operations.

Thanks for any help you can offer,
Alex

I'm in a similiar situation - loads of RAM, good PC, VS2005 runs very slow.
10 or 20 second pauses between each change I make on a form.
Mar 30 '06 #12

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>>> Before I had installed Visual basic.net 2003 on my laptop toshiba
Tecra
S1
Tecra S1 Centrino 1.6GHz / XP Pro / 15.0 256mb
Windows XP servic pack2
After installing Visual Studio 2005
My computer seems to be too slow to debug my developping
applications.
Has anyone experience if it is possible ro run VS2005 faster

Thanks in advance
Marc

Priority one is more memory. If you increase the memory to 1 gig,
you'll notice a dramatic improvement.


I second Peter's recommendation. When you are using VS, open your task manager
and check out how much memory you are using. Whenever you push your usage
over your physical memory limitations, you will "trash" your hard drive swapping
memory in and out. I just pushed my desktop to 1 gig and noticed yesterday
that with 3 large solutions running, I already exceeded that threshhold.
256 meg is the bare minimum for vs2005.

Jim Wooley
http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley
Mar 30 '06 #13

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I think, this is not an issue of your PC.This is an issue of Visual Studio
2005. It is very, very slow.
I don't know the MS strategy this about. You can compare. e.g. the search
function in the MSDN documentation for Vs2003 and the help search in Vs2005.

"Vayse" <va***@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
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"Alex Clark" <ho*******@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
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Hi Peter,

Any other suggestions? I'm running a P4 3.2Ghz HT chip with 2GB RAM on
XP Pro SP2 and my disc is regularly defragged, but VS2005 is still
incredibly slow - particularly during Edit & Continue operations.

Thanks for any help you can offer,
Alex

I'm in a similiar situation - loads of RAM, good PC, VS2005 runs very
slow. 10 or 20 second pauses between each change I make on a form.

Apr 3 '06 #14

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Edgar, I think i am agree with you,
Why Visual-Basic2003 is working normal on the same computer? If I runn
Visual-Basic2005 you easely can easely drink a cup of coffee each time
debugging the program
If i should drink every time beer or strong drink......, you guess....
I am not intend to buy each time another notebook..

Marc. Belgium


"H. Edgar" <he****@noemail.nospam> schreef in bericht
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I think, this is not an issue of your PC.This is an issue of Visual Studio
2005. It is very, very slow.
I don't know the MS strategy this about. You can compare. e.g. the search
function in the MSDN documentation for Vs2003 and the help search in
Vs2005.

"Vayse" <va***@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:e9**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
"Alex Clark" <ho*******@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
news:eV**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Hi Peter,

Any other suggestions? I'm running a P4 3.2Ghz HT chip with 2GB RAM on
XP Pro SP2 and my disc is regularly defragged, but VS2005 is still
incredibly slow - particularly during Edit & Continue operations.

Thanks for any help you can offer,
Alex

I'm in a similiar situation - loads of RAM, good PC, VS2005 runs very
slow. 10 or 20 second pauses between each change I make on a form.


Apr 3 '06 #15

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yeah screw Windows XP in the mouth

Apr 5 '06 #16

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Development tools (like Visual Studio) are very RAM intensive. If you don't
have enough RAM to keep core functionality in memory, Windows has to swap. I
run at least 1GB of RAM on all development systems and don't have
performance problems (for the most part).

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"H. Edgar" <he****@noemail.nospam> wrote in message
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I think, this is not an issue of your PC.This is an issue of Visual Studio
2005. It is very, very slow.
I don't know the MS strategy this about. You can compare. e.g. the search
function in the MSDN documentation for Vs2003 and the help search in
Vs2005.

"Vayse" <va***@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:e9**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
"Alex Clark" <ho*******@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
news:eV**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Hi Peter,

Any other suggestions? I'm running a P4 3.2Ghz HT chip with 2GB RAM on
XP Pro SP2 and my disc is regularly defragged, but VS2005 is still
incredibly slow - particularly during Edit & Continue operations.

Thanks for any help you can offer,
Alex

I'm in a similiar situation - loads of RAM, good PC, VS2005 runs very
slow. 10 or 20 second pauses between each change I make on a form.


Apr 8 '06 #17

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Marc wrote:
Hi,

Before I had installed Visual basic.net 2003 on my laptop toshiba Tecra S1
Tecra S1 Centrino 1.6GHz / XP Pro / 15.0 256mb
Windows XP servic pack2
After installing Visual Studio 2005
My computer seems to be too slow to debug my developping applications.

Has anyone experience if it is possible ro run VS2005 faster
Thanks in advance
Marc

In their latest e-newsletter, Paul D. Sheriff Associates includes
several things to look at to speed up the development environment.

Available in their newsletter archive.

<http://www.pdsa.com/>

Standard disclaimer... I have no relationship with PDSA except as a
customer.

jack
Apr 9 '06 #18

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