1. spikeTJ's Avatar
    Hello, I need your help guys.

    I am trying to know how much RAM and processor do I need for a desktop with the following apps:

    - Windows 10 Professional.
    - Microsoft Office suite
    - Sharepoint
    - Dropbox
    - Filemaker
    - Project
    - One Drive
    - Google Drive
    - Accounting software
    - And others.

    I have computers with 4GB of RAM and i3 processor. I am planning to buy news computers but I would like to know how can I calculate how much RAM and processor do I need in base of the apps that I use.

    Any idea?

    Thanks.
    11-18-2017 08:01 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I would start with how the current computers perform.

    If I were outfitting a fleet of PCs with cost being a big constraint, 4 GB may be sufficient for most of those. However, there's a lot of different between performing those tasks one-at-a-time or all at once. So if these PCs are going to need to handle a lot of tasks at once and your current loadouts aren't performing than I'd bump up to 8 minimum.

    As for a processor, I think you'd be surprised at what you can get away with unless your work is based a lot on raw number crunching. I would sooner think about outfitting your PCs with SSDs which have made older PCs fly. (as long as the processor isn't really low-end, like below the i-series.
    11-18-2017 11:08 PM
  3. Timbre70's Avatar
    Install SSD storage.
    😀
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-19-2017 06:37 AM
  4. samuele dassatti's Avatar
    A 7th/8th gen i3 or i5 (or even a Ryzen 3 or 5 if you're into AMD) with 8gb of DDR4 RAM and a SATA SSD should be good enough
    11-20-2017 07:59 AM

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