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  • Question

  • User-2089506584 posted

    Hi,

    Anyone can recommend a good desktop that can run Visual Studio 2010 on Windows7 lighting fast?



    cheers,

    imperialx

    Sunday, November 1, 2009 1:32 AM

Answers

  • User-319574463 posted

    You should look at getting a 64-bit PC with at least 8 Gb of RAM (if on Home Premium/Pro look at getting 16 Gb RAM) While VS2010 is still a 32-bit application, running it in a 64-bit host will give it more available memory.

    Get a video card that will drive multiple monitors - Visual Studio can make good use of multiple monitors.

    Make sure that you have certified drivers for all your devices.

    Get two hard disks so that program source can be one physical disk and the temporary files on another.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, November 1, 2009 10:35 AM

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  • User-319574463 posted

    You should look at getting a 64-bit PC with at least 8 Gb of RAM (if on Home Premium/Pro look at getting 16 Gb RAM) While VS2010 is still a 32-bit application, running it in a 64-bit host will give it more available memory.

    Get a video card that will drive multiple monitors - Visual Studio can make good use of multiple monitors.

    Make sure that you have certified drivers for all your devices.

    Get two hard disks so that program source can be one physical disk and the temporary files on another.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, November 1, 2009 10:35 AM
  • User-2089506584 posted

    Get two hard disks so that program source can be one physical disk and the temporary files on another.

    Hi TATWORTH,

    You mean, when I install any programs, say VS2010, the installation path should go to one drive?

    What's the point in having two disk than simple partitioning your drive?


    -imperialx

    Monday, November 2, 2009 8:38 AM
  • User-319574463 posted

    The point of using two hard disks is to speed up I/O by separating program source and work files.

    Monday, November 2, 2009 9:10 AM