Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

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buckman
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Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by buckman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:13 am

Just asking if an older core 2 duo laptop would be ok for Live 10.1?

I have a c2d 2.4ghz with Windows 10 64 and thinking of adding an internal ssd and 8gb

I don’t really use any vst plug ins apart from a few fx as I use a lot of simplers

Just asking if this would work ok as I know it won’t be the fastest machine in the world while I look for a Mac

Thanks

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Re: Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by justanametouse » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:21 pm

Have you tried running a demo to see how it goes?

EDIT: Sorry, just noticed this was specifically asking about 10.1, not 10. I'd imagine it would perform much the same.

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Re: Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by buckman » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:49 pm

justanametouse wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Have you tried running a demo to see how it goes?

EDIT: Sorry, just noticed this was specifically asking about 10.1, not 10. I'd imagine it would perform much the same.
Yes good idea, but my laptop still has a standard old drive and 4GB on Windows 10 32, so if this was worth it (or not) then i'd upgrade everything before installing :)

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Re: Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by [jur] » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:12 pm

Heres the system recommendations:
"OS X 10.11.6 or later
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)"

L10.1 is running the same as L10, so yeah grab the demo and see how it performs on your machine.
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Re: Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by buckman » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:22 pm

[jur] wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Heres the system recommendations:
"OS X 10.11.6 or later
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)"

L10.1 is running the same as L10, so yeah grab the demo and see how it performs on your machine.
The i5 Part might be the bit where i fall over as I don't have i5

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Re: Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by [jur] » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:07 pm

Well, core 2 duo is the absolute minimum and that's what you have.
Install the demo and let us know. Don't expect it to run like a charm though.
One solution would be to find a second-hand copy of say Live 8 or 7 which surely would run better on an older machine.
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Re: Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by buckman » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:14 pm

[jur] wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Well, core 2 duo is the absolute minimum and that's what you have.
Install the demo and let us know. Don't expect it to run like a charm though.
One solution would be to find a second-hand copy of say Live 8 or 7 which surely would run better on an older machine.
yes i do currently have and still use Live 9.7.7 whether that would be a better solution?

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Re: Core 2 duo laptop for Live 10?

Post by jlgrimes » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:59 am

buckman wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:13 am
Just asking if an older core 2 duo laptop would be ok for Live 10.1?

I have a c2d 2.4ghz with Windows 10 64 and thinking of adding an internal ssd and 8gb

I don’t really use any vst plug ins apart from a few fx as I use a lot of simplers

Just asking if this would work ok as I know it won’t be the fastest machine in the world while I look for a Mac

Thanks
I have an old Macbook air 2014 which seemed to work fine as long as I didn't use too many softsynths.

Things like Reaktor would make it beg for mercy.

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