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System Requirements: Can My Computer Run Optuma?

Overview

Optuma is an advanced software package. To ensure optimal performance your computer system must meet the following minimum requirements:

Item Requirement
CPU Intel Pentium 4-HT 2.8 GHz or AMD equivalent
System Memory 2GB (4GB if using Vista/Windows 7, 8, or 10)
Hard Drive Space 50MB - 1GB (Depending on exchange data used)
Video Card Nvidia Geforce* (Series 9xxx or higher) ATi Radeon HD* (Series 5xxx or higher). Minimum of 1Gb of dedicated memory.
Monitor LCD/CRT capable of displaying at 1024 x 768 (Wide screen LCD monitors are highly recommended)
Internet Connection Fixed Line or Wireless Broadband
Operating System Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64bit only).

Optuma may install and run on systems with specifications lower than those mentioned above, however we cannot guarantee the speed or stability of all program functions. Support for systems not meeting the minimum system requirements may be limited.


Important Information Regarding Intel Video Cards

Since late August 2019 we have seen instances of clients purchasing Laptops with Intel onboard video cards only encountering an issue where Optuma will not start. After detailed investigation by our development team the issue appears to be related to the current 64bit Intel drivers incorrectly handling Optuma’s graphics interface.

Given the issues have been ongoing with subsequent driver updates released by Intel we highly recommend any new systems being purchased include a dedicated video card from either nVidia (preferred) or AMD.


Optuma System Requirements Test

If you are unsure of your systems current specifications you can perform an automated check by downloading and running the Optuma Requirements Test program.

Download Requirements Test Program

Recommended Systems


As new computer hardware is released frequently, the following suggestions are not designed to be a definitive list of systems you must use to run Optuma. They should rather be used as a guide, to assist you in determining the best option for your situation and needs. Variations in specifications, future updates to Optuma, Drivers or Operating Systems may affect how Optuma runs on a system.

Tablet PCs

Tablet PCs were first released to the market in late 2000 and since that time have become increasingly popular as a mobile computing device. A Tablet PC is a general-purpose computer contained in a single panel and is characterised by its use of a touch screen as the main input device (a stylus pen can also be used). Most tablet PCs can be combined with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for even more interface options.

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4
  • Dell Inspiron 15 7000
  • Sony Vaio Tap 11
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Core M
Model number and availability may vary depending on country.

Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks are a new category of notebook computer that seeks to fill the gap between Netbooks and Laptops and are often extremely thin and light weight. Ultrabooks differ from Netbooks by offering more power in the form of faster processors as well as better storage and larger screen sizes. The combination of higher end hardware, with a lighter form factor tends to see Ultrabooks priced significantly higher than most netbooks or full sized laptops.

  • Dell XPS 13
  • Asus Zenbook UX305
  • HP Spectre X360
  • Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus
Model number and availability may vary depending on country.

Laptops

Laptop computers, also known as notebooks, are portable computers that you can take with you and use in different environments via a rechargeable battery. They include a screen, keyboard, and a trackpad or trackball, which serves as the mouse. While laptops used to be significantly slower and less capable than desktop computers, advances in technology have enabled laptops to perform nearly as well as their desktop counterparts, however generally include a price premium for the convenience of mobility.

  • Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
  • Asus ZenBook Pro UX501
  • HP 15-g000 Notebook
Model number and availability may vary depending on country.

Desktop PCs

A desktop computer (or desktop PC) is a computer that is designed to stay in a single location and may take the form of a tower or an all-in-one setup. Unlike laptops and other portable devices, desktop computers cannot be powered from an internal battery and therefore must remain connected to a wall outlet. Where lack of mobility is not a problem, the Desktop PC will generally offer the best price to performance ratio. Desktop PCs that include more than one video card can also support up to six display monitors.

  • Dell XPS 8900
  • Dell Inspiron i5
  • HP Pavilion 550-021A
  • Lenovo H50-50 i7
Model number and availability may vary depending on country.

Apple Mac

Although Optuma is a Windows-only program, we have many clients running Optuma on an Apple Mac without any problems.

There are a few options available to Mac users wanting to run Windows based programs:

  • VMWare Fusion - A program that allows you to run a Windows emulation within the Mac OS.
  • Parallels - A program that allows you to run a Windows emulation within the Mac OS.
  • Bootcamp - Allows you to setup and switch between two operating systems when starting up the system. One option will be the Mac OS, the other would be Windows 7/8/10.

Your Apple retailer will be able to help you with any specific questions.



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