Re: Slow Starting DXLabs Components
My shack computer is an HP OMEN Desktop 870-247c, which has a 7th-generation i7-7700 CPU, 32 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD (from Costco in 2017).toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
With Win4K3Suite, including its spectrum display using my SDRPlay RSP1A, and VE7CC's CC User already running, DXLab, including Commander, DXKeeper, DXView, SpotCollector, and WinWarbler, takes 1 minute 10 seconds to start. I have 97K QSOs in my log.
I had BitDefender TotalSecurity, Acronis True Image, microHAM USB Device Router for my microKEYER III, and Microsoft One Drive running already.
I always buy more computer capacity than I think I will need because it takes so long to install and configure all the programs, I want it to be usable for a long time.
My internet service is fair, as it's wireless. My download speed is typically less than 20 Mbps.
I've noticed that start-up times are very closely tied to internet speeds. My provider is temporarily using multiple bonded LTE links due to a fiber issue feeding our community.
My start-up can take anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds for a 40K log. I can see the "waits" as DXK launches the command process to check LotW/tQSL, as Pathfinder logs into QRZ.com, and as SpotCollector starts/launches four cluster sources.
I am sure the wait would be longer if I included PropView in the autostarts.
Dave, it would help if those internet access items were not blocking!
... Joe, W4TV
On 2020-09-24 12:31 PM, Gilbert Baron W0MN wrote:
I think you are right. I do not have an SD and will live with this onetime thing until and unless I buy a new desktop. Running 12 Gigs and i7 but only 2 thread. My 2Tb drive is over 10 years old I think and not surprised that many things start a bit slowly. I let PC run all of the time although do allow sleep. A full bootup is agonizing although I do it from time to time, usually when updates happen.