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What is the absolute minimum GHZ ?

by jemcne7 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:18 pm

I have a couple of older Dell laptops with 1.6 GHZ processors. I would like to leave one of these at my summer cottage to monitor activity using Vitamin D and email me when it captures something.

The Vitamin D specs say minimum 2.0 GHZ. Does that mean it will not work at all with a 1.6 processor or just not as well as it should ? I don't have the old laptops with me or I would just load it and try. The alternative is to buy another laptop with 2.0 and leave it dedicated to this task which seems a waste.

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Re: What is the absolute minimum GHZ ?

by ryan » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:00 pm

Hi Jemcne7,

Minimum ghz is a really difficult question to answer. It will certainly be different processor to processor as well - a 1.6ghz Pentium 4 is incredibly slower than the 1.4ghz Core 2 Duo apple puts in their new MacBook Airs for instance. Other large factors are how much RAM the machine has, and what else is running on it. If you have a Pentium 4 I imagine it would work OK in the single camera/lower resolution use case, assuming it didn't have other things running such as an overly aggressive virus scanner.

On slow processors VDV will still 'run', but it might only be able to save video at a lower frame rate. Depending on how severe this is you might or might not be OK with the results. If it could process 8 frames per second, that would likely be just fine. If it could only process 2 however, the tracker/recognizer would likely miss objects or produce odd results due to a lack of information.
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