Sarah k Alawami
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I have 32 gb of ram in my system. Why? Because by the time I'm done running everything I'm running I have about 4 free. Plus it is a good idea to future proof. SSDs are good as well as it will minimize heat coming from the system. I can already tell this. I run obs, a capture card, my games, nvda, and a bit more and my system flies. If you have a capture card that takes 8 gigs of ram, so if you have 8 gigs of ram only, your system might complain at you. So for me I would build a pc thus
- As much ram as you can afford
- As much ssd drives ad you can afford
- The fastest processor you can afford
- the fastest graphics card you can afford, mine has 6 gigs of memory.
I won't touch a computer with any less than 8 to 16 gigs of memory and windows 10 pro.
On 11 Jan 2019, at 6:08, Tyler Wood wrote:
Intel Pentium processors can run all of that just fine paired
with 8 gb of ram. An i3 can run it, too. This falsehood that an i5
or i7 processor is always the answer really needs to stop.
A solid state drive, however, does make an enormous difference so
investing in a machine with one, especially if you'll be keeping
it long term, really is a great idea.
On 1/11/2019 9:05 AM, Gene wrote:
That is a general statement and
is not correct if you run a synthesizer that is not computer
intensive. I don't know how much more work it is to run an
intensive synthesizer but because of slower response time
while working with one, many blind people run a very
responsive synthesizer such as Eloquence for actual working
with the computer. They use one of the newer more intensive
synthesizers for listening to things where they will be just
listening such as reading a book.
A screen-reader when used with a
synthesizer like Eloquence is not intensive. I don't know
whether an SSD increases responsiveness of the newer kind of
synthesizer but my point is that you needn't buy a much more
expensive machine to use a screen-reader as I've described.
If you do, and if you benefit from doing so when you use a
more intensive synthesizer for everything, you then have to
consider the extra money you spent on the computer as part of
the cost of the synthesizer and it may be unreasonable. I'm
also not saying that getting a really fast computer would make
newer synthesizers more responsive, I don't know. I'm talking
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Sent: Friday, January 11, 2019 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Minimum Specs for NVDA with
Other Intensive Applications
Dear Noah & List:
Running a screenreader adds a fair bit of work to a PC as you have
a software synthesizer. You could offload the work of speaking by
using a hardware synthesizer such as a Doubletalk or Triple talk.
Your laptop needs SSD not a mechanical hard disk with 8, 16 or 32
GB RAM. 32 GB is best if you plan to do video and/or audio editing
& recording. The PC at your school may have as little as one
GB RAM and a slow CPU. Giving the laptop adequate RAM ids, more
important that high-performance CPU. Look for a laptop with a
fast, but not necessarily Intel I8 speed. An Intel I5 or six CPU
should work fine. You consume CPU cycles a lot if you do sound or
video editing, recalculate mammoth spreadsheets and run many
Web browsing is light work for a PC.
Download the Belarc Advisor from HTTPS://www.belarc.com. Run it on the
problem computers at school. Lists the CPU chip, installed RAM,
software licenses, everything worth knowing about the PC. Also
gives information on the SSD or Hard Disk. Program is free for
Brian K. Lingard
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf of Noah Carver via
Sent: January 10, 2019 6:53 PM
Subject: [nvda] Minimum Specs for NVDA with Other Intensive
I will need to get a laptop for school; however, the school
machines cannot run NVDA plus Chrome and Word all at the same time
What I need is a powerful machine that can handle email, office,
and web Browsing, ETC. without wimping out on me while I am trying
to do work. Do you have any recommendations for specs or any
particular laptops that you might recommend?