> 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
> $1099 P4 2.8 3.2 800
> $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.
> 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
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