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From: Rick Van Dusen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG and older PC
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:34:38 -0800
Any computer which is getting "too little virtual memory" messages
already is not a good candidate for adding applications, especially a
database program (which can be memory-intensive).
There are two likely ways your cousin's machine can be upgraded to
handle more than it's currently capable of:
1. More memory (RAM): If there's more actual memory, Windows won't be
needing to use virtual memory as often, so the pretty-full hard drive
will be relieved some.
2. Bigger hard drive: If there's more hard drive space, there's more
space for virtual memory.
Best approach: Increase both. I'd recommend (not knowing anything more
than she's running XP) that she have at least 1GB of RAM, although up to
2GB won't be a complete waste. I know that XP is happy with about 15GB
of disk space. Depending on data storage needs (impossible to guess),
I'd recommend at least a 40GB drive, but with current prices, anything
up to about 80GB or even 120GB will cost very little more than a 40GB
(if you can even find one).
Bottom line is that I'm not optimistic about your cousin's current
machine as configured running TMG, but the upgrade to make TMG work
right is pretty bearable.
P.S. I'm assuming that the basic computer (e.g. CPU, video) is adequate
to be running Windows XP. A Pentium 90 (for example) should NOT be
running XP, and there's no hope there.
George Waller wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am considering buying my cousin a copy of TMG so she can maintain
> her own records rather than I.
> (Especially running reports, adding exhibits)
> Tomorrow, via the phone, I will try to analyze her PC to see if it can
> handle TMG. She runs Windows XP
> and says she gets message about having too little virtual memory sometimes.
> Assuming a small database (300 people max) and leaving exhibits aside,
> about how much disk space
> does she need for data/program/backups; how much RAM; processor speed
> (Pentium is recommended I know).
> And, who will volunteer to be her TMG tech support person :) ?
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