Michael Tessier

long compile time for big project

Discussion created by Michael Tessier on Aug 11, 2008
Latest reply on Sep 8, 2008 by Quasar Soft
I am working on a huge projet (300 files, output is 250kb binary file). I am looking at how I could increase the compile time of the project as it takes up to 2 minutes to compile the whole project. My computer is a P4 2.8Ghz, with 1 Gb RAM. My hard drive is the old IDE technology.
My question is: if I am looking at changing my desktop computer to optimize the compile time, what should I look at ? Of course the clock speed certainly has a big effect, but I certainly will not fing a 100 ghz CPU. Should I look at a dual/quad core CPU ?  Was is the bottleneck in my situation: Clock speed, Hard drive access time (7200 rpm IDE, cache ?) or RAM speed ? Is CodeWarrior optimized to work on a multiple core CPU?
Anybody has a trick to decrease compile time by changing windows settings or anything else?