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vrf VEE Speed Question - FollowUp

Question asked by VRFuser on Dec 10, 2003

> We would like our test equipment [under development] to be able to take
> measurements every 0.5 msec.
>
> Right now, our current Win98 PC, Pentium III, 550 MHz, 128 MB ram seems to
> max out at measurements every 3 msec.
>
> We measure thickness of 1/2" washers using a rotating bowl, shaft encoder,
> laser, and A/D card.
>
> I am writing to request estimates on speed improvements we can expect to
> see by installing a faster PC.
>
> I am wondering about CPU speed, memory for speed, XP for speed.
>
> Dell catalog indicates...
>
>   Price         CPU [GHz]     Up to [GHz]     with Front Side Bus  
>   $599     P4     2.4                      2.4          400 MHz
>   $999     P4     2.6          3.2          800
> HyperThread
>   $1099     P4     2.8          3.2          800
> HyperThread     
>   $1249 Xeon     2.4          3.2          -               Dual
> Processor Capable
>   $1399     Xeon     2.66          3.2          -
> Dual Processor Capable
>
> Suggestions would be appreciated.  Of course, we would like to get it
> right the first time.
>
Agilent Tech Support recommended first upgrading memory to 512-MB, sticking
with Win98, and optimizing the program.

> Regards,
>
> Bill Brutzman, Manager IT
> HK MetalCraft Mfg Corp
> PO Box 775
> 35 Industrial Road
> Lodi  NJ  07644-0775
>
> 973.471.7770 x145 .voice
> 973.471.9666      .fax
>
> BillB@hkMetalCraft.com
> www.hkMetalCraft.com

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