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[filmscanners] RE: Memory requirement for PC with scanner



>> That's how I normally scan. The scanner is on an 
>> underpowered machine and saves the scans across the network 
>> to my editing machine.  Slower to scan, but editing while 
>> scanning is much, much faster.  I think 128MB would be too 
>> low, even to scan, but 256Mb would be OK.  For that matter, 
>> memory is so cheap, I'd add more even to that machine.

I only have one PC - a small subnotebook which has just 128Mb of RAM.
It's not upgradeable (later models are - unfortunately, that's the joy
of early adoption), so I have to make do with it.

Running XP I have no problems scanning from my LS-40 using VueScan.
Okay, so it's not the fastest scanning box in the world (a 4-frame
negative strip takes about 20 minutes to scan, process and save in VS)
but it chugs away nicely whilst I'm at work without any problems.

If you can get more RAM, I'd recommend it, but 128Mb is certainly plenty
assuming you're not in a rush. 

:-)

Mark

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