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Old 2013-08-31, 11:51
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Originally Posted by phasys View Post
What is it exactly that you don't understand about that screenshot?

Why don't you make a screenshot of your memory usage and post that?

Furthermore, it's not "my ability" to run Reason 7 on 3 Gb of RAM. Neither is it anyone else's "ability" to run Reason on 32 bit Windows 7. It just runs. It's really not that hard.
OK, please stop this both of you. This kind of finger pointing doesn't help anyone and only leads to boring things happening.

Just to say something official:

Minimum system requirements are strange beasts. In some areas (OS version for example) they can mean "Reason can under no circumstances run with anything less than this".
Other areas (RAM for example) are performance related - there things are not as precise and clear-cut.
Performance depends on context and environment :
If I make music with few/light devices or few samples, I can get along on a computer with lower specs.
If I do really heavy stuff, the minimum requirements probably won't cut it at all.
Also, if I run lots of other programs, this might affect Reason performance too (RAM for example).
If I'm very tech savvy, I can probably tweak my computer to get more performance out of Reason. Etc.

When we decide on the minimum requirements, we have to set them so that Reason works for the vast majority of users, with normal usage.

So, it's surely possible to run Reason with less RAM than recommended, but in many cases this can become problematic. As always, a new user should download the demo and try it out, if in doubt.

I'm writing this because it might not be self-evident to newcomers. For veterans like Enoch and Phasys however, this should be obvious stuff.

/ LudvigC

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