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Help understanding minimum processor requirements for recording software

By techster
Apr 11, 2013
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  1. I want to buy a laptop to run professional recording software. The minimum requirement is an Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67GHz. Can I use a quad core with less speed. What are my options?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Is there a trial version of the software for you to test on your current system?
     
  3. techster

    techster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Yes. However, my current laptop is old (Centrino Duo 2GHz), and will not run it well. I am going to replace it. I was wondering just how much money I had to spend to meet my needs.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Can you tell me your specs and the name of the planned recording software you want to purchase.
     
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Not sure what software you have in mind or what's out there, but you might get better answers if you let folks know what program you plan on getting.

    edit: looks like JC713 pressed the post button just a bit quicker than I did. :)
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    ;)
     
  7. techster

    techster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Sonar X2 Producer
     
  8. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Post your specs here and I can tell you if you can run it.
     
  10. techster

    techster TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T Ultrabook - 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 11.6" Touchscreen, Windows 8 64-bit
     
  11. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Think your 3rd gen CPU beats the old Core Duo E8200.
     
     
  12. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Yeah you are fine. Any modern CPU will be fine. Plus it is only recording software, which only needs a good sound card. If you are doing video editing, then no you cannot run video editing software on that.
     


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