Re: [MaxImDL] Re: question about system requirements for full MaximDL package


Mar 30, 2011

 


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#44903 Mar 30, 2011

I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run MaximDL, or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.

For image processing I will run the package on my home HP desktop (8 GB ram, core 2 quad processor), but it would be convenient to run Maxpoint on the xp machine in my Skypod observatory.

Cyanogen states the minimum system requirements as higher, which I get, certainly for image processing.

Just wondering -- buying the full MaximDL package and a new PC to run it would stress my budget just a bit.



Regards,

Pieter Strauss



Setup:

Guiding with DSI-Pro on Meade LX200 10", permanently mounted in Skypod, imaging with SBIG 8300M and filterwheel on TMB80 SS piggybacked on LX200, image acquisition with CCDSoft, processing with CCDSoft and Photoshop.



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#44904 Mar 30, 2011

On 3/30/2011 12:24 PM, Pieter Strauss wrote: > I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run MaximDL,

> or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.



I think it will work okay for image acquisition only. You'll only have one

image open at a time, so the memory footprint will be around 75 meg.



By all means try the demo and see how it works.



Doug



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#44906 Mar 30, 2011

Probably will but with memory being so cheap it wouldn't take much to add

additional memory. 256 MB memory is the minimum for XP itself I think.

Adding memory is very simple and if you haven't done it before a quick

Google search will give you all the information you could want on doing so.

Most computer manuals also cover the procedure. It's fast, simple, and easy.

If you aren't sure what memory type is in the computer, check the

information on the existing memory or check the online information for the

computer modal itself. Newegg, Micro Center, and Tiger Direct are great

places to get good prices.







Steve



www.astral-imaging.com







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From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of

Pieter Strauss

Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:24 PM

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [MaxImDL] question about system requirements for full MaximDL

package











I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run MaximDL,

or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.

For image processing I will run the package on my home HP desktop (8 GB ram,

core 2 quad processor), but it would be convenient to run Maxpoint on the xp

machine in my Skypod observatory.

Cyanogen states the minimum system requirements as higher, which I get,

certainly for image processing.

Just wondering -- buying the full MaximDL package and a new PC to run it

would stress my budget just a bit.



Regards,

Pieter Strauss



Setup:

Guiding with DSI-Pro on Meade LX200 10", permanently mounted in Skypod,

imaging with SBIG 8300M and filterwheel on TMB80 SS piggybacked on LX200,

image acquisition with CCDSoft, processing with CCDSoft and Photoshop.











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#44914 Mar 30, 2011

Putting more memory in should be cheap and easy, I would max out whatever

the motherboard will take.



Josh

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Steve Reilly sreilly@...> wrote:



>

>

> Probably will but with memory being so cheap it wouldn't take much to add

> additional memory. 256 MB memory is the minimum for XP itself I think.

> Adding memory is very simple and if you haven't done it before a quick

> Google search will give you all the information you could want on doing so.

> Most computer manuals also cover the procedure. It's fast, simple, and

> easy.

> If you aren't sure what memory type is in the computer, check the

> information on the existing memory or check the online information for the

> computer modal itself. Newegg, Micro Center, and Tiger Direct are great

> places to get good prices.

>

> Steve

>

> www.astral-imaging.com

>

> _____

>

> From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf

> Of

> Pieter Strauss

> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:24 PM

> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: [MaxImDL] question about system requirements for full MaximDL

> package

>

>

> I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run MaximDL,

> or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.

> For image processing I will run the package on my home HP desktop (8 GB

> ram,

> core 2 quad processor), but it would be convenient to run Maxpoint on the

> xp

> machine in my Skypod observatory.

> Cyanogen states the minimum system requirements as higher, which I get,

> certainly for image processing.

> Just wondering -- buying the full MaximDL package and a new PC to run it

> would stress my budget just a bit.

>

> Regards,

> Pieter Strauss

>

> Setup:

> Guiding with DSI-Pro on Meade LX200 10", permanently mounted in Skypod,

> imaging with SBIG 8300M and filterwheel on TMB80 SS piggybacked on LX200,

> image acquisition with CCDSoft, processing with CCDSoft and Photoshop.

>

> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

>

>

>





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#44917 Mar 30, 2011

On 3/30/2011 5:28 PM, Josh Hufford wrote: > Putting more memory in should be cheap and easy, I would max out whatever

> the motherboard will take.



Yes, I strongly agree. Take it to at least 1GB if the motherboard will

handle it.





> Josh

>

> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Steve Reillysreilly@...> wrote:

>

>>

>>

>> Probably will but with memory being so cheap it wouldn't take much to add

>> additional memory. 256 MB memory is the minimum for XP itself I think.

>> Adding memory is very simple and if you haven't done it before a quick

>> Google search will give you all the information you could want on doing so.

>> Most computer manuals also cover the procedure. It's fast, simple, and

>> easy.

>> If you aren't sure what memory type is in the computer, check the

>> information on the existing memory or check the online information for the

>> computer modal itself. Newegg, Micro Center, and Tiger Direct are great

>> places to get good prices.

>>

>> Steve

>>

>> www.astral-imaging.com

>>

>> _____

>>

>> From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf

>> Of

>> Pieter Strauss

>> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:24 PM

>> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

>> Subject: [MaxImDL] question about system requirements for full MaximDL

>> package

>>

>>

>> I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run MaximDL,

>> or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.

>> For image processing I will run the package on my home HP desktop (8 GB

>> ram,

>> core 2 quad processor), but it would be convenient to run Maxpoint on the

>> xp

>> machine in my Skypod observatory.

>> Cyanogen states the minimum system requirements as higher, which I get,

>> certainly for image processing.

>> Just wondering -- buying the full MaximDL package and a new PC to run it

>> would stress my budget just a bit.

>>

>> Regards,

>> Pieter Strauss

>>

>> Setup:

>> Guiding with DSI-Pro on Meade LX200 10", permanently mounted in Skypod,

>> imaging with SBIG 8300M and filterwheel on TMB80 SS piggybacked on LX200,

>> image acquisition with CCDSoft, processing with CCDSoft and Photoshop.



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#44920 Mar 31, 2011

All,

Thanks for your comments. Alas, this old Sony Vaio has a 256 MB addressable memory limitation in the bios -- and of course, they'd rather sell me a new laptop than make changes to old old bios code. It was originally a Windows 98 machine.

My Vaio laptop will go up to 1 GB, which is what I have installed, but there too: one memory slot is defective, so only 512 MB is usable. Cost to repair: slightly more than a new laptop! I'd use the 512 MB machine, but it has other issues I haven't been able to cure.



But I didn't think of trying the demo! Simple solution, to see if it will work!



Thanks again,

Pieter

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Rick Widmer yahoo@...> wrote:

>

> On 3/30/2011 5:28 PM, Josh Hufford wrote:

> > Putting more memory in should be cheap and easy, I would max out whatever

> > the motherboard will take.

>

> Yes, I strongly agree. Take it to at least 1GB if the motherboard will

> handle it.

>

>

>

> > Josh

> >

> > On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Steve Reillysreilly@...> wrote:

> >

> >>

> >>

> >> Probably will but with memory being so cheap it wouldn't take much to add

> >> additional memory. 256 MB memory is the minimum for XP itself I think.

> >> Adding memory is very simple and if you haven't done it before a quick

> >> Google search will give you all the information you could want on doing so.

> >> Most computer manuals also cover the procedure. It's fast, simple, and

> >> easy.

> >> If you aren't sure what memory type is in the computer, check the

> >> information on the existing memory or check the online information for the

> >> computer modal itself. Newegg, Micro Center, and Tiger Direct are great

> >> places to get good prices.

> >>

> >> Steve

> >>

> >> www.astral-imaging.com

> >>

> >> _____

> >>

> >> From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf

> >> Of

> >> Pieter Strauss

> >> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:24 PM

> >> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

> >> Subject: [MaxImDL] question about system requirements for full MaximDL

> >> package

> >>

> >>

> >> I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run MaximDL,

> >> or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.

> >> For image processing I will run the package on my home HP desktop (8 GB

> >> ram,

> >> core 2 quad processor), but it would be convenient to run Maxpoint on the

> >> xp

> >> machine in my Skypod observatory.

> >> Cyanogen states the minimum system requirements as higher, which I get,

> >> certainly for image processing.

> >> Just wondering -- buying the full MaximDL package and a new PC to run it

> >> would stress my budget just a bit.

> >>

> >> Regards,

> >> Pieter Strauss

> >>

> >> Setup:

> >> Guiding with DSI-Pro on Meade LX200 10", permanently mounted in Skypod,

> >> imaging with SBIG 8300M and filterwheel on TMB80 SS piggybacked on LX200,

> >> image acquisition with CCDSoft, processing with CCDSoft and Photoshop.

>







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#44922 Mar 31, 2011

Are you sure that isn't memory allocation for video memory your seeing in

the bios?



Josh

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Pieter Strauss pieters@...> wrote:



>

>

> All,

> Thanks for your comments. Alas, this old Sony Vaio has a 256 MB addressable

> memory limitation in the bios -- and of course, they'd rather sell me a new

> laptop than make changes to old old bios code. It was originally a Windows

> 98 machine.

> My Vaio laptop will go up to 1 GB, which is what I have installed, but

> there too: one memory slot is defective, so only 512 MB is usable. Cost to

> repair: slightly more than a new laptop! I'd use the 512 MB machine, but it

> has other issues I haven't been able to cure.

>

> But I didn't think of trying the demo! Simple solution, to see if it will

> work!

>

> Thanks again,

> Pieter

>

> --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Rick Widmer yahoo@...> wrote:

> >

> > On 3/30/2011 5:28 PM, Josh Hufford wrote:

> > > Putting more memory in should be cheap and easy, I would max out

> whatever

> > > the motherboard will take.

> >

> > Yes, I strongly agree. Take it to at least 1GB if the motherboard will

> > handle it.

> >

> >

> >

> > > Josh

> > >

> > > On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Steve Reillysreilly@...> wrote:

> > >

> > >>

> > >>

> > >> Probably will but with memory being so cheap it wouldn't take much to

> add

> > >> additional memory. 256 MB memory is the minimum for XP itself I think.

> > >> Adding memory is very simple and if you haven't done it before a quick

> > >> Google search will give you all the information you could want on

> doing so.

> > >> Most computer manuals also cover the procedure. It's fast, simple, and

> > >> easy.

> > >> If you aren't sure what memory type is in the computer, check the

> > >> information on the existing memory or check the online information for

> the

> > >> computer modal itself. Newegg, Micro Center, and Tiger Direct are

> great

> > >> places to get good prices.

> > >>

> > >> Steve

> > >>

> > >> www.astral-imaging.com

> > >>

> > >> _____

> > >>

> > >> From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On

> Behalf

> > >> Of

> > >> Pieter Strauss

> > >> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:24 PM

> > >> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

> > >> Subject: [MaxImDL] question about system requirements for full MaximDL

> > >> package

> > >>

> > >>

> > >> I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run

> MaximDL,

> > >> or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.

> > >> For image processing I will run the package on my home HP desktop (8

> GB

> > >> ram,

> > >> core 2 quad processor), but it would be convenient to run Maxpoint on

> the

> > >> xp

> > >> machine in my Skypod observatory.

> > >> Cyanogen states the minimum system requirements as higher, which I

> get,

> > >> certainly for image processing.

> > >> Just wondering -- buying the full MaximDL package and a new PC to run

> it

> > >> would stress my budget just a bit.

> > >>

> > >> Regards,

> > >> Pieter Strauss

> > >>

> > >> Setup:

> > >> Guiding with DSI-Pro on Meade LX200 10", permanently mounted in

> Skypod,

> > >> imaging with SBIG 8300M and filterwheel on TMB80 SS piggybacked on

> LX200,

> > >> image acquisition with CCDSoft, processing with CCDSoft and Photoshop.

> >

>

>

>





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#44923 Mar 31, 2011

I used to run MaxImLD 4.x on an old Sony Vaio 505 with 128MB of memory under Windoze 2000. That machine was also originally delivered with Windoze 98, too. It's been a few years and with a smaller sensor than my current camera. On the other hand, with a reasonable camera these days where windows isn't bit-banging control signals over a parallel port to camera with no microcontroller and buffer, a slow computer is more likely to be successful.



Louis Mamakos



On Mar 31, 2011, at 10:32 AM, Pieter Strauss wrote:



> All,

> Thanks for your comments. Alas, this old Sony Vaio has a 256 MB addressable memory limitation in the bios -- and of course, they'd rather sell me a new laptop than make changes to old old bios code. It was originally a Windows 98 machine.

> My Vaio laptop will go up to 1 GB, which is what I have installed, but there too: one memory slot is defective, so only 512 MB is usable. Cost to repair: slightly more than a new laptop! I'd use the 512 MB machine, but it has other issues I haven't been able to cure.

>

> But I didn't think of trying the demo! Simple solution, to see if it will work!

>

> Thanks again,

> Pieter

>

> --- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, Rick Widmer yahoo@...> wrote:

>>

>> On 3/30/2011 5:28 PM, Josh Hufford wrote:

>>> Putting more memory in should be cheap and easy, I would max out whatever

>>> the motherboard will take.

>>

>> Yes, I strongly agree. Take it to at least 1GB if the motherboard will

>> handle it.

>>

>>

>>

>>> Josh

>>>

>>> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Steve Reillysreilly@...> wrote:

>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> Probably will but with memory being so cheap it wouldn't take much to add

>>>> additional memory. 256 MB memory is the minimum for XP itself I think.

>>>> Adding memory is very simple and if you haven't done it before a quick

>>>> Google search will give you all the information you could want on doing so.

>>>> Most computer manuals also cover the procedure. It's fast, simple, and

>>>> easy.

>>>> If you aren't sure what memory type is in the computer, check the

>>>> information on the existing memory or check the online information for the

>>>> computer modal itself. Newegg, Micro Center, and Tiger Direct are great

>>>> places to get good prices.

>>>>

>>>> Steve

>>>>

>>>> www.astral-imaging.com

>>>>

>>>> _____

>>>>

>>>> From: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf

>>>> Of

>>>> Pieter Strauss

>>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 12:24 PM

>>>> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

>>>> Subject: [MaxImDL] question about system requirements for full MaximDL

>>>> package

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> I'm a prospective newbie wondering if it is at all possible to run MaximDL,

>>>> or at least Maxpoint, on an XP machine with 256 MB RAM.

>>>> For image processing I will run the package on my home HP desktop (8 GB

>>>> ram,

>>>> core 2 quad processor), but it would be convenient to run Maxpoint on the

>>>> xp

>>>> machine in my Skypod observatory.

>>>> Cyanogen states the minimum system requirements as higher, which I get,

>>>> certainly for image processing.

>>>> Just wondering -- buying the full MaximDL package and a new PC to run it

>>>> would stress my budget just a bit.

>>>>

>>>> Regards,

>>>> Pieter Strauss

>>>>

>>>> Setup:

>>>> Guiding with DSI-Pro on Meade LX200 10", permanently mounted in Skypod,

>>>> imaging with SBIG 8300M and filterwheel on TMB80 SS piggybacked on LX200,

>>>> image acquisition with CCDSoft, processing with CCDSoft and Photoshop.

>>

>

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