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Post by JammyBStard » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:20 am

I know this is a really boaring question asked time and time again, but below are the specs of the PC I intend to buy to run my Pinky (already on order) and my Presonus Firebox (already on order). If anyone knows of any reason why its not up to scratch, please let me know!

I am thinking I'll probably scrub Vista and reinstall XP, but I might give it a go with vista first!

Product Description Toshiba Satellite Pro A200-1K4 - Pentium Dual Core T2130 1.86 GHz - 15.4" TFT
Localisation English
System Type Notebook
Processor Processor Intel Pentium Dual Core T2130 / 1.86 GHz
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core
Data Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel 943GML Express
RAM Installed Size 1 GB / 2 GB (max)
Technology DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz
Configuration Features 2 x 512 MB
Storage Controller Type Serial ATA/IDE
Serial ATA Interface Serial ATA-150
Storage Hard Drive 80 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Display 15.4" TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 ( WXGA ) - 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Graphics Controller Intel GMA 900
Audio Output Sound card
Networking Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Input Device Keyboard, touchpad, multimedia control panel
Expansion / Connectivity Expansion Slots Total (Free) 2 memory ¦ 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard
Interfaces 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x headphones - output - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Power AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Battery Lithium Ion
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Post by dlpinkstah » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:55 pm

The Intel Graphics card on the sytem you describe (the GMA 900) will only support OpenGL version 1.4. In order to use all the features of Maxi-Patch, you'll need a card that supports OpenGL 1.5 or higher. Perhaps you can switch out that graphics card and substitute in another?
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Post by JammyBStard » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:51 pm

Thats Fine I'm not in to VJ, just de tunes...

I actually went for a different machine, I went for a HP, a few more pennies, but I'm comfortable with the spec.

Cant wait to start annoying the neighbor with a hole new array of tunes!
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