My last experience with SW was with SW 2004 on an Athlon XP3000 32 bit computer with 1.5 GB RAM. I now have a computer with a Phenom running at 2.5 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, a hard drive with twice the thruput, and an FX1700 graphics board. Foolishly, I had thought I might get at least some level of performamce increase. Instead, SW 2008 is such a slow, bloated pig that I am tempted to draw my parts by hand with an old, cracked wooden ruler. As you may guess, I am EXTREMELY dissapointed with this pathetic offering.