So I've been having a lot of slow down issues lately. Mainly its with bigger files which is expected but I updated an old file I worked on about a year ago and I had huge issues with slow processing which I didn't have before with the same file. It was a grueling 4 hour excursion to just to adjust a few colors and change a few of the texts and effects.
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We've basically doubled our work load and this is our busiest time of year on top of that so this slow down is extremely intrusive; especially since half of the jobs are these big files with multiple versions of the design. So many pages of huge files with effects and what not. I'm going to try uninstalling and reinstalling Corel and see if that has a big effect on processing. I'll probably try to experiment with different versions too to try to figure out what's happening. My boss said he'd just buy a new machine with better specs so its not a problem, but if its the program that's not gonna help. Its been hard finding the time to test or diagnose anything right now that right now so I thought Id ask the community for some thoughts/ advice on the situation.
First this system would not be on my list to run Draw on.
Assuming you have permissions set for this. Shut down all applications, shut down Windows, un plug the computer, after a few minutes plug the computer in and do all Windows updates. Shut down again, un plug the power then reboot. You can delete all temp files.
I have a POS Toshiba that requires this one or twice a year.
OK, your computer can run CorelDRAW just fine. I will admit that it's 'kinda' borderline a bit... but still can do the job.Check if you have cumulated OBJECT STYLES in your files, it might be a significant reason why your files are now slow.
I would disagree with this system running Draw just fine. Shared memory and old i7 may be OK for light work but you start using effects or large amounts of text and this system will become a problem quickly. File and workspace corruption would be most likely an issue.
Respectfully, David, there is always going to exist better machines on the market.Not eveyone can afford powerhouse machines that require a separate circuit breaker for it to run! (Joking)I've been running on these types of machines for many years. This showed example seems to be an 8th gen Intel processor, which it's of a certain age. And by the specs of it, it wasn't a cheap computer when purchased and was quite a powerhouse. Not the most powerful but a pretty respectable i7 processor with 12gigs of RAM. It can run CorelDRAW nicely. There's a 'BUT'... Depending on the type of work you do... AND Corel has a pretty sneaky way of accumulating OBJECT STYLES that can really slow down its performance drastically. There's also how one might maintain his machine. (Many useless programs installed — including Windows installed useless apps, leftover registry files, programs running in the background and foreground, Windows updates pending take up a lot of power too, etc...) I purchase computers on Black Fridays where the rebates are at their biggest every year. I keep my machines at least 5 years. It's a cycle I've been doing for 15 years. It's a fresh new start every 5 years and it's always worth the change. IMHO, I'd recommend a newer machine. But I've seen many people working with much worse doing really beautiful work. Not everyone does wide format printing at 300dpi. We're not Adobe users! HAHAHA!
I used much worse computer for years. This one has worked quite smoothly for about 2 years until I started having issues. And I don't mean that this is better by comparison, I've really had very few issues with performance outside of large/ complex jobs and it's handled those better than other machines we've had.
This was the worst case of these issues by far I have only had minor issues (in comparison) since. But also since that event I've noticed it happens outside of using Corel. I make a point to shut the machine off at the end of each week and I've noticed a trend of it booting up and being extremely slow. Coming back from the holidays today It's very apparent this is the case. But its not exactly a trend of it slowly getting more effective through the week. it'll be bad monday, better tuesday, worse on wednesday, and better again. But its not exactly consistent. I'm not sure what it is, but it's definitely the machine and not Corel after more inspection.
So I guess we're gonna upgrade our machine. I haven't had any say in our upgrades in the past, my boss just finds something he likes and gets it. But it looks like I might have more say in it this time. I'm not really a tech person, Ive looked into it a little bit in the past but I dont keep up with it. I was under the impression that 12GB of RAM is pretty effective for design work maybe even overkill in most cases. And looking at the CPU it has 6 cores and 12 threads I though 4 cores and 8 threads was good. Do you have any recommendations or sources for good specs in this field?