Solved

Visual Stuido 6 pro linking taking a long time

Posted on 2004-08-19
8
188 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have been writing an application that is windows based with MFC on a AMD processor with win XP. I recently got a job with the company tha I'm writing the software for. I moved my code to a new machine of theirs. Which has an INTEL P4 processor and Win 2000. My project in Visual Studio 6.0 pro on my home machine AMD 1.8 mGhz 512 ram will compile and link pretty fast. Now here at work the LINKING portion is taking about 5 - 10 min.

Is there anything that I can do to help speed up the linking?

Does anybody know what is going on?

thanks,

RJ
0
Comment
Question by:Koderiter
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:jimwasson
ID: 11843838
Some suggestions on things to check for:
-- Hard drive fragmented.
-- Virus scanner in real-time mode checking files on the fly
-- Some tools or source files on a network rather than on the build machine
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 11844962
are you compiling to a network drive??
b) did you compile locally(faster)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Koderiter
ID: 11845312
-I am compiling locally, no files are on the network.
-I did check the hard drive and it needed no defragmentation, but I still ran it. (no change with linking)
-no Virus scanning software is evan loaded.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Koderiter
ID: 11852246
Has anybody had any problems with linking on an ITEL box vs AMD box?
I really would like any suggestions that you can think of.
0
Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Mikal613
ID: 11852293
i have a 1.3 GHZ intel and a 2.8 intel the difference is HUGE

So its probably the speed and not the make
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:jimwasson
jimwasson earned 250 total points
ID: 11852423
I do quite a bit on both (AMD and Intel) and don't notice any non-obvious differences. The amount of physical memory on the machines can make quite a difference. So can slow hard-drives.

Are the project settings really the same; things like enabling incremental linking, use of precompiled headers, optimization settings? Is the Platform SDK installed on both machines? Is the service pack level for Visual Studio the same for both machines?

Kind of a longshot but is the IDE integrated with Visual SourceSafe over a network (usually this slows loading projects)?

I compile on both XP and Win2K and XP seems just a bit faster.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Koderiter
ID: 11872598
I have noticed that linking does not take very long in RELEASE mode as compaired to DEBUG mode. any thoghts there?
0
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Mikal613 earned 250 total points
ID: 11872650
0

Featured Post

Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

Join & Write a Comment

This article describes how to add a user-defined command button to the Windows 7 Explorer toolbar.  In the previous article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_2172.html), we saw how to put the Delete button back there where it belongs.  "Delete" is …
zlib is a free compression library (a DLL) on which the popular gzip utility is built.  In this article, we'll see how to use the zlib functions to compress and decompress data in memory; that is, without needing to use a temporary file.  We'll be c…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now