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    Revit Works Slowly

    Dear Friends,

    I have bought a new laptop (Sony VAIO VPCF1) with 1 GB of dedicated graphic, 6mb of cash, 4 GB of DDR3 Ram which all fully satisfy the minimum requirements of Revit Structure 2012. However, my revit is still not working very fast as I expected. I dont know the reason. I should mention that there is a message in revit that my graphic card is not tested with revit. (My graphic card is Geforce GT 425M)

    Can you please tell me what the cause would be?

    Thanks a lot.

    Regards,
    Ali Akbar

    #2
    I´m by far a hardware specialist, but I see absolutely no reason why Revit should not run smoothly on that system. Have you tried other (older/newer) drivers for the graphic card? Do you have Hardware Acceleration on? What kind of lag are you experiencing? (Opening the program, working, rendering, or all of these?)
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      A better definition of what you mean by revit is running slowly may also help. Is it loading slow? Is it running slow when you are viewing 15 links in a 3d view? is it taking 20 minutes to type the word "General Notes" ? More data needed.
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        #4
        What is the processor size and speed? Revit only uses one core of the processor (unless you are rendering). If the speed of a single core is around 2.0Ghz or less, I'd say that's the reason it's slow. The specs you listed seem fine.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Parrotthead View Post
          Revit only uses one core of the processor (unless you are rendering).
          This is untrue for several Revit processes. Was changed in 2011.
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            #6
            the sony vaio VPCF1 appears to be running a first-gen i5/i7 processor (unless they have upgraded it already with a sandy bridge cpu option)

            are you running win7 x64?

            is the cpu/gpu load spiking when you try to do anything, or is it just not as fast as you think it should be?

            are you running it on battery and it is configured to conserve battery (being quite slow to conserve the battery for longest up-time?)
            Last edited by btrusty; May 23, 2011, 07:27 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by revittotd View Post
              This is untrue for several Revit processes. Was changed in 2011.
              Correct. But when talking Revit performance for structural engineers (original post was under structural) single core speed is what you need to look for when buying computers.

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                #8
                Dear all,

                My laptop is core i7 with Turbo Boost Technology. (Speed of each processor is 1.73 GHz). It is running win7 64bit. Revit options says the graphic card installed is not tested with revit.

                The rendering process is long and when I open the program for the first time after turning on the computer (and open a file), these two take some time. For other times I think it is not bad.
                I am not sure if my laptop has problems or not. I have compared the working process with what I have expected. Maybe what I had expected is wrong.

                However, if I can see a video clip of revit which has been recorded normally, i can compare that with mine.

                Thanks from all of you.
                Regards,
                Ali Akbar
                Last edited by Ali Akbar; May 25, 2011, 05:49 AM.

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                  #9
                  Ali. Maybe you should try running the RFO Benchmark - That would give you some numbers to compare
                  Klaus Munkholm
                  "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                    #10
                    I have tested my laptop with the benchmark you said. It has given some results in numbers but I dont know what do these numbers mean. The attached is the results. Please have a look and see if the machine works well from your point of view.

                    Thanks a million

                    Wish you all the best
                    Regards,
                    Ali Akbar

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