Re: Ram and Hard Drive issues on a Laptop


Oct 17, 2003

 


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#8684 Oct 17, 2003

Could someone give me the size of MaxImDL/CCD and Sky Level One. I

need to up grade a laptop. What would be the minimum amount of ram to

operate the software properly and the smallest hard drive needed. My

Laptop is old and has limit issues.



Thanks for the help,

Emil



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#8685 Oct 17, 2003

Emil wrote:

> Could someone give me the size of MaxImDL/CCD and Sky Level One. I

> need to up grade a laptop. What would be the minimum amount of ram to

> operate the software properly and the smallest hard drive needed. My

> Laptop is old and has limit issues.



I can't comment on TheSky, but MaxIm DL/CCD requires about 15 MB on your

hard drive. If you need telescope control, the ASCOM Platform will take

another 5 MB or so.



RAM depends on the operating system and the image size you are using.

If you have Win98 and modest-sized images (e.g. ST-7, MX5) then 16MB is

okay. If you have a megapixel class camera I'd recommend 32 to 64MB.



Doug



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#8686 Oct 17, 2003

I used an IBM Thinkpad 755CX with MaxIm/CCD and an ST7E with Win95 for a

while. The CPU was IIRC a Pentium 75 and had 24 MB of memory. The disk drive

was something like 750MB. Win98 would not install on it, since Win98

required at the time at least a P166 CPU.



What it wouldn't do are the above plus a planetarium program. Nor would it

do anything meaningful (in terms of time) in the way of significant data

reduction. What I would do is store the images and bring them to my larger

indoor desktop for future work on them.



But it is certainly possible to collect your images using those products on

a very small laptop. Note the above was with a Win95 OS. I should think

Win98 would have needed more memory to do that workload and definitely a

P166 or higher.



In my case I decided that I really needed more power/space/memory to run the

new programs that are out there and went the other extreme so I didn't get

caught short in the future (P4M 2.4GHz, 512MB, 60GB HD). Now I lug around

10 pounds worth of computer and computer-related "stuff" :-) But also now I

have MaxIm DL/CCD, Desktop Universe, FocusMax, Skytools2, ... all up at the

same time and I switch between them at will.



Hope some of this helps.



Gary Ferdinand

Apex, NC







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> Could someone give me the size of MaxImDL/CCD and Sky Level One. I

> need to up grade a laptop. What would be the minimum amount of ram to

> operate the software properly and the smallest hard drive needed. My

> Laptop is old and has limit issues.

>

> Thanks for the help,

> Emil

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#8689 Oct 17, 2003

I'd like to thank you and doug for the information. This laptop is a

clone by the name of Essential. It has an AMD-K6-2 CPU 380MHz with

64MB of ram and 4GB of HD with windows 98 not SE.in it. It has a CD

drive but is not able to burn, A negative. It does not have an RJ

port for Telephone modem communications, but used Infrared for

communications. It has one parrellel port, one serial port and one

usb v1 port. It would take many $ to upgrade and it would still be a

model T Ford. It does not have the power to add an external CD

burner. I took it in today to have a tech look at it. Soooo it looks

like will go out and by a current model. Thanks for the help guys.

Emil







--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "Gary Ferdinand" alaparos@b...>

wrote: > I used an IBM Thinkpad 755CX with MaxIm/CCD and an ST7E with Win95

for a > while. The CPU was IIRC a Pentium 75 and had 24 MB of memory. The

disk drive > was something like 750MB. Win98 would not install on it, since

Win98 > required at the time at least a P166 CPU.

>

> What it wouldn't do are the above plus a planetarium program. Nor

would it > do anything meaningful (in terms of time) in the way of significant

data > reduction. What I would do is store the images and bring them to my

larger > indoor desktop for future work on them.

>

> But it is certainly possible to collect your images using those

products on > a very small laptop. Note the above was with a Win95 OS. I should

think > Win98 would have needed more memory to do that workload and

definitely a > P166 or higher.

>

> In my case I decided that I really needed more power/space/memory

to run the > new programs that are out there and went the other extreme so I

didn't get > caught short in the future (P4M 2.4GHz, 512MB, 60GB HD). Now I lug

around > 10 pounds worth of computer and computer-related "stuff" :-) But

also now I > have MaxIm DL/CCD, Desktop Universe, FocusMax, Skytools2, ... all

up at the > same time and I switch between them at will.

>

> Hope some of this helps.

>

> Gary Ferdinand

> Apex, NC

>

>

>

>

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: Emil [mailto:emilh@o...]

> > Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 4:44 PM

> > To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com

> > Subject: [MaxImDL] Ram and Hard Drive issues on a Laptop

> >

> >

> > Could someone give me the size of MaxImDL/CCD and Sky Level One. I

> > need to up grade a laptop. What would be the minimum amount of

ram to > > operate the software properly and the smallest hard drive needed.

My > > Laptop is old and has limit issues.

> >

> > Thanks for the help,

> > Emil

> >

> >

> >

> > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

> > MaxImDL-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

> >

> >

> >

> > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to

docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ > >

> >

> >







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