Each company has slightly different hardware requirements depending on a number of factors. Factors to keep in mind include: portfolio size, number of users, potential growth and other applications running in the environment.
Newer technologies are more resource intensive than older technologies as they develop and incorporate more features. MDA Property Manager© utilizes areas of the .Net Framework and, as such, Windows then requires more resources to run the upgraded features.
Hardware upgrades require a large capital outlay that do not necessarily reap immediate benefits. Be aware that making a bad hardware choice can lead to frustrations with the computer and with MDA Property Manager©. Saving money when choosing hardware often adversely affects performance.
Points to remember when choosing new hardware:
- For a computer, a 4 year life is a good return on value.
- To keep circulating old computers, a format and re-install from time to time is necessary.
|Key areas that will determine the overall speed at which a computer can function are the following:|
|Description||Recommended||High Level Server||High Level Workstation||Try to Avoid|
|Processor Make||Intel or AMD||Intel or AMD||Intel||Intel||–|
|Processor Speed||How fast the PC operates eg. 3GHz||Will depend on processor make||–||–||Old slower speeds|
|Processor Type||Generation of processor||Core 2 Duo (or later)||Xeon Quad core ( multi)||Core 2 Duo Quad Core||Celeron or P4|
|Processor Cache||Frequent memory used by processor||The more the better||8MB Front side bus||8MB Front side bus||2MB or Less|
|Ram||Memory used by Windows||2GB||4GB+||4GB||Less than 1GB|
|Hard Drive Speed||The faster it turns, the quicker it can be read.||7,500||15,000||10,000||5,200|