moderated Re: New computer specs


I recall that there were issues with graphics cards from ATI. most of
the time, NVIDIA cards worked okay. but that hasn't been an issue for
some time.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@...]
To: <>
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:59 AM
Subject: New computer specs

The only reason to have the faster processors is if you are editing
large audio or video files and multitasking with some processor heavy
software, which most people do not do.
And, if I remember correctly; which may be a big if, those graphic cards
he mentioned have been problematic with Jaws.
Unless he has some software that is requiring it, which would be surprising.
I will never go back to a standard HD drive after using my SSD drive now
for a year.


Always look out for #1, and be careful not to step in #2.

On Aug 24, 2019, at 9:52 PM, Tyler Wood <tcwood12@...> wrote:

This is completely, 100% true.
Although using a solid state drive in 2019 is almost a must - at least for
those that have experienced one. But so far as other sspecs are concerned
there are too many people out there that equate an i7 or i9 to being
and that simply isn't true for just about 99% of use case scenarios.
Now that I look back at the specs, what are you needing a dedicated Nvidia
Graphics card for in particular? Intel hd graphics does just fine so
far as
Jaws is concerned.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: August 24, 2019 11:41 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

The suggestion about a 500 GB SSD is totally subjective.
I've seen folks who never use more than 80 to 10 GB of their HD.
Too often people think bigger is better and that is not always the case.
Also, when you look at all the high specs, what are you doing with it all?
I mean, I'll bet 90% of us here don't do any more than read eMail,
open some
web pages, open a spread sheet program once in a while, and listen to some
MP3 audio.
All this can be done with 10 year old technology just fine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David & his pack of dogs " <myguidedogis@...>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

A tech told me anything over 8 Gigs of ram is too much.  I think he was
dipping into some sort of sauce.  I received what I was told was a
refurbished Win 10 computer with 250 Gs hard drive.  It turned out to
be a  windows 7 originally and you could make dinner by the time it
Thus, I agree with Feliciano.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Feliciano G
Sent: August 24, 2019 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: New computer specs

I suggest you upgrade to a 512 GB solid-state drive.

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On Aug 24, 2019, at 9:21 PM, Andrew Diederick

Hello all.
Looking to purchase a new dell laptop computer. Here are the specs:
I9 processor
16 GB ram
256 GB SSD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

I would like this computer to last me about six years. Are all of
specs acceptable for running JFW? Is there anything else that I should
make certain a new laptop has for JFW use?
Appreciate any advise.

Thank you-

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