Re: Is my Acrobat up to speed?

Subject: Re: Is my Acrobat up to speed?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "David Harrison \(PMS\)" <dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 06:59:45 -0800

It's slower than it should be, but not out of line with the specs and document you cite.

I'm assuming that you really meant to say 1Gb of RAM, but even that is low for a 3.4GHz system. You're probably seeing a lot of hard drive churning as the system pagefiles. Big bottleneck.

At todays prices, your biggest bang for the upgrade buck would be to increase RAM. 32bit Windows can use up to 3.5Gb, so if costs are tight, bump it up to 3.0. You can probably do that for less than $100.00

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Harrison (PMS)" <dharrison -at- moldmasters -dot- com>

I'm being asked to justify my request for computer/software upgrade so I am hoping my colleagues out there can give me an idea about whether my creation of pdf files is tardy.

I'm running Win XP (SP3) on a 3.4Ghz machine with 1 Mb RAM. Applications are MS Word 2003 and Acrobat 8. All 32-bit of course

My document is 123 pages and it has 264 linked .png images all with an average size of 70-80 Kb.
Acrobat is set Basic standard with no bookmarks or links, no Word cross-ref features and no heading bookmarks.

And this takes 7min 32 sec from clicking [Start] to seeing new opened pdf file.

Now, is my system slow? Or do others see same performance with similar parameters? And can anyone with later setup (64-bit, Win 7, MS Word 2010, Acrobat X etc) give me an idea of how fast I could expect to raise this too.
Meanwhile I have another 5 similar docs to put to pdf so that'll keep me happy till lnch time at least.


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