Does Verbum run slow on very old CPU? (dual core, Win 8.1)

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Unix | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:54 PM

See the thread: Verbum upgrade prices seem off after CPU core maintenance ... perhaps I should have written some of that in this thread instead.
I have to get some sleep now. Perhaps no-one has any relevant experience with this specific question. The CPU is from the mid-'00s. Anyway I'm just thinking if there's anything exciting about the piece of software. abondservant said in another thread recently that it does make use of 64-bit performance-wise, but perhaps that doesn't apply at all to extremely old CPU:s, I got the computer real cheap though so it's not like the money has been wasted - so that's not what's keeping me from upgrading, although naturally I have very little wiggle-room in my budget before the tax deduction comes about a month from now but perhaps it's better to save that money for a car with the top-speed of 20 MPH.

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 4:57 PM

A car with a top speed of 20mph, that really is living on the edge.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 5:08 PM

I would say that Verbum would run slow on a very old CPU with dual core and Win 8.1 and 3 GB RAM. Is it 64-bit so you can run 64-bit Win 8.1?

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 5:15 PM

Unix:

See the thread: Verbum upgrade prices seem off after CPU core maintenance ... perhaps I should have written some of that in this thread instead.
I have to get some sleep now. Perhaps no-one has any relevant experience with this specific question. The CPU is from the mid-'00s. Anyway I'm just thinking if there's anything exciting about the piece of software. abondservant said in another thread recently that it does make use of 64-bit performance-wise, but perhaps that doesn't apply at all to extremely old CPU:s, I got the computer real cheap though so it's not like the money has been wasted - so that's not what's keeping me from upgrading, although naturally I have very little wiggle-room in my budget before the tax deduction comes about a month from now but perhaps it's better to save that money for a car with the top-speed of 20 MPH.

I suspect you will notice a difference even with the older hardware.

My laptop (similar vintage to yours, though has a first generation i5 processor) noticed a speed bump, though not as much as my considerably faster desktop pc.

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 6:02 PM

Yeah the Win 8.1 sure is 64-bit, can't even install 32-bit because of the license. Got tired of 32-bit Vista:

Dave Hooton:
Is it 64-bit so you can run 64-bit Win 8.1?


Thanks, abondservant for that vintage comparison, even though i5 must be pretty different?!

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 8:29 PM

Indeed - i5 was released in 2011, it was and is a middle of the road processor.

You haven't mentioned what processors you've got - however your machines are from 2012, unless they were old stock, or bargain basement, or off lease, then they should be relatively equivalent. yours may be a little faster.

Not your desktop though.

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David Bailey | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 29 2014 8:55 PM

abondservant:

Indeed - i5 was released in 2011, it was and is a middle of the road processor.

You haven't mentioned what processors you've got - however your machines are from 2012, unless they were old stock, or bargain basement, or off lease, then they should be relatively equivalent. yours may be a little faster.

Not your desktop though.

One of my computers has the first i5 CPU released by Intel , I think it is the Nehalem chip architecture.  I built that computer in January 2010; so my i5 was released in 2009.  It is still the fastest PC I have, but that's because the CPU is overclocked from 2.66 GHz to 3.8 GHz using fan / heatsink only.  I plan to sell both my PCs and build my final Windows machine next year.

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 30 2014 6:49 AM

The much better laptop (late '12) has an i7 L 640 2.13 GHz, HDD.
The older laptop (Q1 '12) is AMD E-450 APU 1.65 GHz - with 3rd generation hybrid disk with 8 GB SSD part. I don't know whether it's the disk or the CPU slowing it down but I suspect it's the CPU. It has Radeon graphics:

abondservant:
Indeed - i5 was released in 2011, it was and is a middle of the road processor.

You haven't mentioned what processors you've got - however your machines are from 2012, unless they were old stock, or bargain basement, or off lease, then they should be relatively equivalent. yours may be a little faster.

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 30 2014 5:37 PM

bump! What would You say about these CPU:s in my laptops?

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 30 2014 5:49 PM

The i7 is much better than mine, even first generation i7 is better than the second generation i5. That laptop is probably 60% faster than mine.

The APU is probably 20-30% slower than mine.

Those are "feels like" percentages...

Here are the hard numbers.

Here is a full list of charts if you don't find the CPUS you're looking for on the chart I linked.

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 30 2014 6:55 PM

Great, both were cheap, good purchases. The APU is too slow, but I purchased it a while ago so I've had a lot of use for it so far:

abondservant:
The i7 is much better than mine, even first generation i7 is better than the second generation i5. That laptop is probably 60% faster than mine.

The APU is probably 20-30% slower than mine.

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