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Vectorbie Station => Vectorbie Questions => Topic started by: mortal on November 04, 2007, 06:38:23 am

Title: soho 5.8 system rerquirements
Post by: mortal on November 04, 2007, 06:38:23 am
How well does SOHO 5.8 run on it's advertised minimum requirements?

750 mhz cpu
256 mb ram
Title: Re: soho 5.8 system rerquirements
Post by: lagagnon on November 04, 2007, 07:59:58 am
That all depends on quite a few things, such as the speed of your hard drive. You should have no problem with a P750 running SOHO. Many here run SOHO with just 256MB of RAM, but if you are the type of person that likes a few applications open at once (ie a browser and OpenOffice) then with just 256MB you will be pushing the limit and will likely be using swap (virtual memory). At that point attempting to open more applications will slow the computer considerably. Personally, I think 384MB of RAM or more is better for use with SOHO. You might want to consider VL5.8 Standard GOLD instead, which will really fly with that machine.