I have a project in VC 2.1 with 150 managed programs and adding to about 225 in the end. I am running Windows 7 with intel i3 cpu at 2.53 gz 4 gb ram and 133 gb harddrive, To load my solution takes at least 3 minutes and to build to full solution and debug take at least 15 minutes. Of course as I add projects to the solution it gets slower. The only thing running besides Visual studio is my outlook. Do I need a better PC or are there other tricks to speed this up?