With refurbished 8GB W10 laptops on ebay for £120, I just buy a
new one now and then. OK, you might not get a camera or USB 3.0,
the batteries might not last long, and the really cheap ones often
have unknown BIOS passwords, but at that price they are almost
disposable. My portable SW2 setup is running on a 4GB machine I
bought for £85. CPU hits 30% at times, compared wiht the shack i7
PC at under 2%, and I can run WSJT-X and Airscout and a contest
logger and KST without any problems.
On 11/11/2019 13:44, David via
Thanks. All your comments noted. Forgot to say that I am
running Avast AV software on the Sony, in case anyone wondered
what I’m up to!
On 11 Nov 2019, at 13:29, Marc Pilotte <wb9dbd@...
While assisting Franco in our ELAD booth
several years back at the first Xenia/Dayton
hamfest....their was a used computer dealer, Erik from
Select Computer Resources selling many older, but
adequate, DELL, and other computers. I asked Franco to
pick one out that would work w/my DUO. His pick was
smolders DELL w/an i5 chip and 4 gb of RAM, and windows
7. He took it back to his room and set it up for me and
loaded the most current version of SW2 software. He
brought it back the next day and advised me it ran fine
on 4 gb of RAM. I later insty4 additional gb of RAM, and
switched out the old HD with a SSD. Then I made a grave
mistake. I deleted the windows 7 and put in 10. BIG
MISTAKE!! I can’t run WSPR
Here’s the best part. I just called Erik and
he told me he would convert the system back to windows 7,
AND put all the current info back on it. Not only that...
he will load the old drive with all the info on it so it
will be a 100% back up. Cost? <$50.00! if you need a
computer to run your ELAD equipment, look no further than
Erik! He WILL treat you right!
Marc, Franklin, GA.
Ps.. I am not worried about the no update
crap for 7.. I’m planning on te-installing eSET to take
care of protection. window 10....👎🏻👎🏻
running an FDM-DUO (and DUO-ART 120) with a 10-year
old Sony laptop. No digital modes at present. Laptop
has Pentium T4200 processor and Mobile Intel 4500MHD
graphics card and I have had no problems running SW2
With the impending ending of support for Windows 7,
I'm intending to buy a new Windows laptop - purely to
use in the "shack", which is the house cellar
(basement). I use Macs for all non-ham activities and
they are not in the cellar - the only other software
run on the cellar laptop is Firefox. I do not intend
to buy a Mac and use Parallels for the shack.
What are the minimum system requirements for a PC for
FDM-SW2? I appreciate that some people run quite
sophisticated machines, but I was thinking of just 4GB
of RAM with 64-bit Windows 10 and a 128GB SSD. Any
comments on processor? Any advice welcomed.
Thanks in anticipation.