Start out with your pagefile at least 2xRAM. 512-512 in your case. If you have a second hard drive put the pagefile on the drive without the NT system files.
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June 1, 2001 7:31:58 PM
Yes indeed .. get the fastest harddrive your budget will allow, make this your system disk .. put a swap file of <memory size>Mb on this, and the same on the other drive.
Defragment the drives so that the paging file will occupy the outer sectors of the drive. Do not allow the kernel to page out.
UPGRADE to Win2K & CAD2000 (use SMP if possible - multiprocessing).
I'm doing a lot of 3-D modelling myself, and smp will definately make a lot of difference (not with Cad R.14 though, it's not SMP-enabled).
Also, get a good 2-D card (check Toms Hardware guides !!)