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Darren Broadhurst | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 18 2018 3:28 AM

Hi all, I wonder if any of you clever folk can help out? I am not very techy when it comes to the mechanics of computing but my Logos 7 is runs very slow particularly when I run any kind of search and I am not not sure if it is my hardware or the broadband speed (am i right in thinking that Logos although installed on my machine still requires internet?).

My computer is Dell Optiplex 3010: Processor Intel Core 3.30ghz: 8gb Ram: 500gb Hardrive. 2gb graphics.

Broadband speed is 14mbps

Many thanks

Darren

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 18 2018 5:36 AM

Hi Darren - and welcome to the forums

for most operations Logos doesn’t require Internet access - some features do - but most searches are run locally.

When you say “slow” what sort of things are you doing and how long do they take?

What spec Intel chips do you have - i3/5/7?

Probwbly most significantly - your hard drivel is it a Solid State Disk or a more traditional hard drive? If the latter, do you know it’s spin speed (RPM)?

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 18 2018 6:33 AM

Darren Broadhurst:
(am i right in thinking that Logos although installed on my machine still requires internet?)

Welcome Big Smile

Tools => Program Settings has default of "Use Internet" set to Yes, which can be changed to No (for offline use after sign-in to Logos plus download of resources and indexing).

Darren Broadhurst:
My computer is Dell Optiplex 3010: Processor Intel Core 3.30ghz: 8gb Ram: 500gb Hardrive. 2gb graphics.

Recommend changing primary boot device to Solid State Disk (SSD), which will noticeably speed up Windows and Logos. Existing 500 GB hard drive could become a backup device for SSD stuff plus secondary storage. For SSD, suggest 500 MB per second or faster write speed.

Which CPU model ? Geekbench single core benchmarks => https://browser.geekbench.com/processor-benchmarks shows the fastest 3.3 GHz Intel Core is model i9-7900x with benchmark of 5390 that is 260 % faster than 2072 for the slowest 3.3 GHz Intel Duo Core 2 E8600.

Microcenter has a refurbished Dell Optiplex 3010 with Intel Core i3-3220 @ 3.3 GHz => http://www.microcenter.com/product/497045/OptiPlex_3010_Desktop_Computer_Off_Lease_Refurbished# for $ 199.99 (zoom on motherboard shows available SATA connector, but not know about power connector and space inside case for SSD so existing hard drive may need to become an external device) Also Microcenter has a Crucial 500 GB SSD for $ 134.99 => http://www.microcenter.com/product/502348/MX500_500GB_3D_NAND_SATA_III_6Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive

Geekbench single core benchmark for an Intel Core i3-3220 is 2977 (faster than some earlier generation i7's)

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Darren Broadhurst | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 18 2018 9:39 AM

The CPU is an Intel i3 and I only have a traditional hard drive not an SSD. Looking at your comments I am thing that it might be worth looking at getting an SSD.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 18 2018 1:10 PM

SATA III SSD with 500 MB/sec write speed can be more than six (6) times faster than a spinning hard disk. So disk access that takes 60 seconds for hard drive can be done in less than 10 seconds by SSD.

FYI: newer computers can use PCIe OR NVMe SSD that is noticeably faster than SATA III SSD (so same storage task can be done in less than 3 seconds).

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Darren Broadhurst | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 6 2018 1:54 AM

Thank you ever so much guys for your very helpful advice, on your recommendation I purchased an SSD drive and the difference it has made is incredible! No more waiting for my logos searches, just immediate results. Thank you once again everyone.

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