Laptop Upgrade

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flon_klar
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Laptop Upgrade

Post by flon_klar »

Hey PSPeople-

I'm looking to upgrade my laptop, and I'm just wondering what heavy PSP users are using these days. If anyone can help recommend a specific computer, or just some specs on memory, processing power, GPUs, etc., that work well with PSP, it would be very helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Laptop Upgrade

Post by Kathy_9 »

Here are the tech specs for PSP2021 https://www.paintshoppro.com/en/product ... tech-specs
PSP2021 ver. 23.1.0.27, PSP2020 ver. 22.2.0.8 2019 ver. 21.1.0.22, and & PhotoMirage installed; PSPX thru PSP2018 owned but not installed
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Re: Laptop Upgrade

Post by TimW »

I will give only one bit of advice on an upgrade. Install as much RAM (memory) as your laptop will take & you can afford. More RAM will make a world of difference.
flon_klar
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ram: 16GB
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
sound_card: Yamaha Steinberg UR22
Hard_Drive_Capacity: 5 pt 75 TB
Monitor/Display Make & Model: LG Ultrawide 25"
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Re: Laptop Upgrade

Post by flon_klar »

Thanks to both of you for the response.

Kathy- I'm curious as to why Internet Explorer is required. I've never used IE on my computers at all, including my years with PSP, and since it's being phased out by Microsoft, it seems strange for PSP to require it now.

Tim- Maximum memory goes without saying in any system, but I'm glad you confirmed it. Are there any specific recommendations for a GPU that you know of?
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Re: Laptop Upgrade

Post by LeviFiction »

I don't know why it says IE, but you can pretty much ignore it. PSP will usually use your default browser for all things. And Windows 10 does come with IE 11 for backwards compatibility. So it should be there regardless of which version of Edge you're using.
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ram: 16GB
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Hard_Drive_Capacity: 256GB SSD
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Re: Laptop Upgrade

Post by TimW »

flon_klar; You might give a look at Nvidia GTX 1650 Super as an upgrade to what you already have. It all depends on what you're doing. Generally older versions of Paint shop Pro doesn't use the GPU for rendering. Newer versions of PSP may use the GPU.
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