[windows2000] Re: Machines running slow.

  • From: "Tim Mangan" <tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 15:36:11 -0400

With TaskManager you can look at a snapshot of memory used on the
performance tab.  Windows will always keep some free "Available" memory on
hand - so if you are using more than, say, 450MB out of the 512 you may be


To look at the paging activity, you want to use the performance monitor
(control panel->Administrator tools).





From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Daryl Ehrenheim
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 2:54 PM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Machines running slow.


I know that this is going to be a silly question, but how can I check to see
how much paging is going on? Should I use the CPU monitor on the task
manager? Two of the machines don't have Autocad and only run Voloview to
view/print drawings. What do you think should be the minimum amount of Ram
for those running AutoCAD?


Thanks for the reply.





From: Tim Mangan [mailto:tmangan@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:23 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Machines running slow.

I would look at the memory usage.  AutoCAD can eat up a lot of memory.  If
memory is tight, there should be a fair amount of paging going on.


Tim Mangan



From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Daryl Ehrenheim
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 12:38 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Machines running slow.


This may not be an appropriate question for a Windows 2000 group, but here
it goes.


We have 4 machines in one of our departments in our Seattle store that are
experiencing computer slowdowns. At first I thought that it was network
issue replacing an older hub with a switch. Then they told me that all of
their applications including those local to their machine(like Word and
Excel) are slow. I then went up to the store and looked for viruses and
spyware cr@p, but nothing out of the ordinary. No rogue processes or other
various issues. All the machines are different with 1 being a Dell and 3
being custom built at different times. The only thing that I can see that is
common to all of the machines is MSN Instant messaging, XP Pro, Office XP or
2003 and Autodesk Software. They each have 256 - 512 MB of Ram and connect
to a Windows 2000 server for other various corporate applications. 


Any ideas would greatly be appreciated. 


Daryl S. Ehrenheim

Network Administrator - Bargreen Ellingson

(253) 471-3775


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