Visual COBOL R3 - Recommended machine setup

[Migrated content. Thread originally posted on 16 March 2011]

Have currently got Visual COBOL R3 under evaluation running on a Windows XP SP3 machine with 2GB RAM.

Have set up a test project containing 250 projects and programs (as our NE5.1 projects contain DOUBLE this amount of work). VisCOBOL will stop running when swapping from a DEBUG build to a RELEASE build option and memory seems to be the issue.

Could anyone tell me what RAM / machine setup would be a good guide to try this size project on?