Minimal requirements?

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Minimal requirements?

Postby mjloyd007 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:15 am

Hello,

I would like to ask, what are the minimal and recommended hardware requirements for this software? I have got a pretty dated laptop and I am not sure if it will provide enough processing power. I couldn't find this information on the web site.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Minimal requirements?

Postby escolano » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:42 am

There are no minimal requirements,
Practically all computers with Windows, Linux or Mac OS X (from Mavericks, included) are able to run it

Of course a modern computer with a fast processor, a lot of RAM and a good graphic card will be better, but not essential.

In any case you can install it on your laptop and try your own conclusions.

(if gid.exe doesn't start let us know and we will suggest different options to run it: e.g. use OpenGL by software if there are problems with your graphic card or its drivers to do it by hardware)
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Re: Minimal requirements?

Postby Sophie » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:46 pm

escolano wrote:There are no minimal requirements,
Practically all computers with Windows, Linux or Mac OS X (from Mavericks, included) are able to run it

Of course a modern computer with a fast processor, a lot of RAM and a good graphic card will be better, but not essential.

In any case you can install it on your laptop and try your own conclusions.

(if gid.exe doesn't start let us know and we will suggest different options to run it: e.g. use OpenGL by software if there are problems with your graphic card or its drivers to do it by hardware)

That's it, thank you, it is pity that I did not immediately notice this topic, just had a problem with the launch because of the video card (I have it built in intelHD) now everything is working fine)
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Re: Minimal requirements?

Postby strains » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:31 am

Sophie wrote:That's it, thank you, it is pity that I did not immediately notice this topic, just had a problem with the launch because of the video card (I have it built in intelHD) now everything is working fine)


I have a intelHD video card as well. Whenever I want to use GiD I have to disable the intelHD graphics card in device manager. This will let the program boot on my other graphics card. After the program's booted I can enable the intelHD card again.There's probably a way to set this up easier...?
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Re: Minimal requirements?

Postby escolano » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:08 pm

You try can change GiD settings to be able to use the integrated intelHD card, but using OpenGL by software (slower)
Utilities->Preferences...
Graphical->System->Safe visualization mode

or maybe you can use always your second graphic card, it seems that it is better than the intelHD one.

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