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Luke B. Wolford | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Aug 28 2016 4:12 PM

The current listing for Logos 7 is:

  • Windows 7 SP1
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1024x768 Display
  • 30GB Free Space - Internal HDD/SSD Only (may require additional space depending on your library)
  • Internet connection (for activation, updates, and some features)

They used to give specifications of processor, graphics processor, and such that seemed to fit a gaming computer more than a standard laptop.

Is Logos 7 more streamlined so that one would not have to buy a powerful computer for it to run well? Is a stand-alone graphics card still recommended (not a common feature in a laptop)? 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 28 2016 4:30 PM

Luke B. Wolford:
They used to give specifications of processor, graphics processor, and such that seemed to fit a gaming computer more than a standard laptop.

I don't recall a lowering of specifications. However, many users seem to reach acceptable (for them) processing speed only with more performant hardware than the minimum. My experience is not that bad - using an old Acer laptop (see my specs in the footer).

Luke B. Wolford:
Is Logos 7 more streamlined so that one would not have to buy a powerful computer for it to run well?
 

Logos 7 is technically running the same platform as Logos 6.14, so it's not different. I think it runs well on my old computer which just barely meets the minimum requirements - that is my personal experience after installing a SSD which made the differnce between unusable and snappy (or: not caring and not actively recognizing whether indexer is running vs not being able to do anything at all while indexer was running, even if set to low priority). Not a powerful computer, but a fast disk I/O was the key in my case and many other users during L5 and L6. 

Luke B. Wolford:
Is a stand-alone graphics card still recommended (not a common feature in a laptop)? 

Hm. Graphics comes as the bottlenck when I let Windows calculate the experience factor for my machine. Sometimes - not very often - it hangs - this is not Logos, streaming HD videos from e.g. YouTube may do the same. But there's no way to upgrade the graphics on my machine, so I need to live with that. Logos itself (except for video-driven courses) runs without issues in a dual-monitor setting for me. 

Note that I sometimes experience Out-Of Memory crashes I wouldn't expect users running 64bit (and thus addressing more than 3GB memory) to see. 

Running Logos 8 latest beta version on Win 10

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Luke B. Wolford | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 28 2016 4:51 PM

I think when I saw that Logos recommended a graphics card and at least an i5 was for Logos 5. Maybe there was streamlining between 5 and 6.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 29 2016 3:02 AM

Luke I would recommend (unless you plan to change computers every three years or more) get the best your budget can afford. A Ssd (library size determines how much space is required)make a major difference, 8 GB of Ram or more, and a fast processor (i5 or better).

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Luke B. Wolford | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 29 2016 6:27 AM

Thanks all.

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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 29 2016 9:09 AM

For information, Logos 7 does not work very well with my config: Windows 7 + i3 + 4GB RAM. For example, L7 crashes when I want to edit the slides in the sermon editor. I have to close other programs to work with...

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 29 2016 9:13 AM

Patrick Saint:
For example, L7 crashes when I want to edit the slides in the sermon editor

Please start another thread and provide as many details as possible - it may not be related to system specifications.

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Patrick Saint | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 31 2016 3:28 AM

Patrick Saint:

For information, Logos 7 does not work very well with my config: Windows 7 + i3 + 4GB RAM. For example, L7 crashes when I want to edit the slides in the sermon editor. I have to close other programs to work with...

I Apologize. After some manipulations on my PC, Logos 7 works perfectly - including the editor of Sermon (and slides editor). Geeked
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Earl R Click Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 1 2016 9:08 AM

I have a Lenovo I3 computer with 8 gb of ram and a spinning hard drive and have decided the stress involved in waiting for it to unfreeze or crash has become to much. So I am looking at a new laptop with an SSD. Does anyone know how to determine how much drive space you need for resources, say 8500 books?
And will an Intel I5 work well or should I just pass out and buy an I7...LOL
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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 2 2016 12:13 AM

Earl R Click Jr:

I have a Lenovo I3 computer with 8 gb of ram and a spinning hard drive and have decided the stress involved in waiting for it to unfreeze or crash has become to much. So I am looking at a new laptop with an SSD. Does anyone know how to determine how much drive space you need for resources, say 8500 books?
And will an Intel I5 work well or should I just pass out and buy an I7...LOL
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There is a simple rule when purchasing a computer - buy the biggest fastest that you can afford the repayments on and then keep is until it becomes unusable.

the alternative is to buy one a year old (big and fast and cheap) and replace it every year.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 2 2016 12:27 AM

Earl R Click Jr:
Does anyone know how to determine how much drive space you need for resources, say 8500 books?

Logos wiki includes Resource location => Copy Logos Resources to Mac OS X

Earl R Click Jr:
And will an Intel I5 work well or should I just pass out and buy an I7

CPU performance is relative to model and speed => http://browser.primatelabs.com/processor-benchmarks

Noticed i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz being slightly faster than an i7-6700 @ 3.4 GHz for single core processing.

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Earl R Click Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 2 2016 7:07 AM

Thanks. I found out there some other differences/factors between the I5 and I7 that may have more of a role then my knowledge base can comprehend. The I7 has more cores, being a genuine quad core, and hyperthreads. The I5 has various configurations depending on its source and generation, is a quad core in name only, some of them use two 2 core processors instead of having a real quad core if I understand things correctly, and do not have a hyperthread capability. How those things affect running the Logos engine are beyond me.  I went ahead and bought a I7 when I stumbled upon an incredible deal at Best Buy so...

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