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Minimum PC/laptop hardware requirements

Discussion in 'Control Software' started by GS76, Jun 24, 2021.

  1. GS76

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    I am running a Windows 10 laptop.

    Openbuilds Control software is excellent and so easy to use! Thank you.

    I am having trouble that OpenBuilds control software hangs a great deal!

    I believe it's due to insufficient RAM or SSD speed/space or I have too many memory-intensive applications loaded on the laptop!

    Anyway, I just wanted to know what the minimum PC/laptop hardware requirements are for the successful running of OpenBuilds control software.

    Oh, yes I do have a good USB cable. I have the following:

    USB 2.0 A/B Cable, Ferrite Chokes, 3 ft. | Tripp Lite

    Unless my USB ports and/or drivers are an issue.

    Thank you.

    Regards,

    Gary
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    For us to comment on the specs of your computer, it would be helpful if you provide them :)
    There's no minimum specs for control, if the PC is old, its gonna be slow. Simple(ish) as that.

    But mostly: Try after a fresh reboot, make sure Graphics and Chipset drivers are up to date, and close any conflicting applications.
     
  3. GS76

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    Thank you for the rapid response.

    Please see my laptop specs, by running "systeminfo" command:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19041.1052]
    (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\garys>systeminfo

    Host Name: GARY-1976
    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language
    OS Version: 10.0.19041 N/A Build 19041
    OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
    OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
    OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
    Registered Owner:
    Registered Organization: N/A
    Product ID: 00327-30487-34958-AAOEM
    Original Install Date: 2021/01/30, 11:18:14
    System Boot Time: 2021/06/19, 17:20:36
    System Manufacturer: HP
    System Model: HP 255 G5 Notebook PC
    System Type: x64-based PC
    Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
    [01]: AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1800 Mhz
    BIOS Version: Insyde F.30, 2017/11/01
    Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    System Locale: en-gb;English (United Kingdom)
    Input Locale: en-us;English (United States)
    Time Zone: (UTC+02:00) Harare, Pretoria
    Total Physical Memory: 3 551 MB
    Available Physical Memory: 490 MB
    Virtual Memory: Max Size: 13 662 MB
    Virtual Memory: Available: 5 592 MB
    Virtual Memory: In Use: 8 070 MB
    Page File Location(s): C:\pagefile.sys
    Domain: WORKGROUP
    Logon Server: \\GARY-1976
    Hotfix(s): 12 Hotfix(s) Installed.
    [01]: KB5003254
    [02]: KB4561600
    [03]: KB4577266
    [04]: KB4577586
    [05]: KB4580325
    [06]: KB4584229
    [07]: KB4586864
    [08]: KB4589212
    [09]: KB4593175
    [10]: KB4598481
    [11]: KB5003637
    [12]: KB5003503
    Network Card(s): 2 NIC(s) Installed.
    [01]: Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller
    Connection Name: Ethernet
    Status: Media disconnected
    [02]: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
    Connection Name: WiFi
    DHCP Enabled: Yes
    DHCP Server: 10.0.0.254
    IP address(es)
    [01]: 10.0.0.105
    [02]: fe80::2878:698a:6b01:e102
    [03]: fd50:1d9:634f:1800:3428:580d:c1d5:87f8
    [04]: fd50:1d9:634f:1800:2878:698a:6b01:e102
    Hyper-V Requirements: VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
    Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No
    Second Level Address Translation: Yes
    Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes
     
  4. GS76

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    What could be possible conflicting applications that you know of?
     
  5. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Only 490mb of free memory, something is hogging all your ram


    Only has 4Gb, but should still be able to load GCODE files up to around 800k-1mil lines with that

    Being a laptop, the onboard graphics may be a little slow - go to Troubleshooting tab > Application Diagnostics and disable the 3D viewer

    Everything that the manufacturer preinstalled for you - that you don't need. Check the startup applications and clean up the bloat. Stuff like trials of Office, several "HP utilities" running in the background, etc: See How to clean boot Windows 10 (and why you might want to) | Windows Central
    Windows itself comes with a bunch of useless stuff too: How to Easily Remove Bloatware From Windows 10.
     
  6. GS76

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    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for all the useful information.

    Much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Gary
     
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