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Autodesk 3ds Max Design not using all processing power

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Hi there,

Have a little issue. We have a workstation with the following specs: Intel i7 Lynfield, 16gig DDR3 RAM, 500gb HDD, Nvidia Quadro FX580 Screen card. OS is Win7 pro 64 and screen card driver is 266.45 - also loaded the performance drivers. The problem is that it takes almost 2 hours to do an import of a small (16MB) autocad drawing. The program only uses around 12% of the CPU power  and also seems to freeze every now and then. The total memory used never goes higher than 8GB - any idea why it does not work full steam?

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Burny
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Check the following items:

1) If your autocad installation is correct and complete. Reinstall it on a free drive.

2) Defragment your files. Specially the imported file and autocad program files.
Note: You can use perfect disk to defragment files separately. Windows defragmenter is not as efficient as 3rd party softwares. Diskeeper is good too.

3) Before importing the file by autocad, open task manager and find the autocad process (in applications tab right click on autocad and select go to process).
then right click on that process and select High priority. You can also select Real time to work full steam, however it might cause system instability!

Good luck
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