Originally Posted by Cornish Mafia
I'm looking to buy a new PC and would like some advice on the spec I should be looking at for poker...at the moment my major issue on my lappy is that PT3 takes forever to load my ~500,000 hand database and want this to be much quicker...any advice:
a) money no object
b) slightly more realistic
think I want to spend around £500 - £600?
If you don't mind me asking what are the specs on the system you have now, the one struggling with PT3? Did it always struggle, or only when your database started approaching 500,000 hands?
On an old laptop (AMD Turion x64 I think) it started running slow. I thought it was a virus, but it turned out some kind of setting changed in the MSI power management software that made the processor run at half speed. I uninstalled it and let Windows do the power management, that made it speedy again. Might be worth checking out.