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Minimum Processor Speed for Infinity

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saintscouple3y, 1w agoPosted 3 years, 1 week ago
Hope someone can help, we are having infinity installed this Thursday, we have no pc - just 2 laptops.

Looking at the min spec required on the bt website it states a 2ghz processor. Now whilst one of the laptops has this, the other is only running 1.2ghz.

Can anyone confirm that as long as one of the laptops has the min 2ghz speed we will be ok, and that the 1.2ghz laptop will work with the increased broadband speed?

Thanks in advance
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saintscouple3y, 1w agoPosted 3 years, 1 week ago
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wickedteen 1 Like #1
theres no reason it wont work
chuckiedoll 1 Like #2
Just had mine installed about an hour ago! Afraid I'm useless with the techy bits, but my speed has improved considerably!(and it wasn't slow in the 1st place! -around 12mbps) Now Over 20! 
Thought it might be some handy info for you?? ;)
saintscouple#3
chuckiedoll
Just had mine installed about an hour ago! Afraid I'm useless with the techy bits, but my speed has improved considerably!(and it wasn't slow in the 1st place! -around 12mbps) Now Over 20! 
Thought it might be some handy info for you?? ;)


Thanks, we're looking forward to it. We currently have 6mbps and have been told we should get the full 40mbps. The router , welcome pack arrived this morning, but haven't opened that, will wait the for the engineer Thurs afternoon. Looking forward to seeing hd youtube videos at last.
dxx 4 Likes #4
CPU speed has very, very little to do with network speed, so I'm not sure why BT even included that requirement. It'll be absolutely fine.
saintscouple#5
dxx
CPU speed has very, very little to do with network speed, so I'm not sure why BT even included that requirement. It'll be absolutely fine.


Thanks,

I wondered if perhaps if has something to do with the router install, the laptop we have with the slower 1.2ghz has 3GB memory and is only used for internet browsing. We'll use the faster laptop for the install anyhows.
oddballjamie 1 Like #6
dxx
CPU speed has very, very little to do with network speed, so I'm not sure why BT even included that requirement. It'll be absolutely fine.
I'm puzzled too, are BT saying tablets and phone won't work with Infinity? Very strange indeed.
Unless you have a very old machine it shouldn't make any difference.
oddballjamie 1 Like #7
saintscouple
dxx
CPU speed has very, very little to do with network speed, so I'm not sure why BT even included that requirement. It'll be absolutely fine.

Thanks,

I wondered if perhaps if has something to do with the router install, the laptop we have with the slower 1.2ghz has 3GB memory and is only used for internet browsing. We'll use the faster laptop for the install anyhows.
I have it at work and don't remember an install, you can just login to the router to change settings.
saintscouple#8
oddballjamie
dxx
 CPU speed has very, very little to do with network speed, so I'm not sure why BT even included that requirement. It'll be absolutely fine.

I'm puzzled too, are BT saying tablets and phone won't work with Infinity? Very strange indeed.
Unless you have a very old machine it shouldn't make any difference.


It's confused me, but here is where they give the spec requirements based on the os 
http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=29023&s_cid=con_FURL_installinginfinity&s_cid=con_email_SKCI_EA_install_fttc_mg
DragonChris 1 Like #9
dxx
CPU speed has very, very little to do with network speed, so I'm not sure why BT even included that requirement. It'll be absolutely fine.


This - BT sound stoopid.
chuckiedoll 1 Like #10
Tablet and phone work fine for me! 
longbowassassin 1 Like #11
my blackberry phone works well and so does all our other stuff too.
CamoChris 1 Like #12
The minimum spec may be to cover themselves and ensure you'll be able to do all the stuff they advertise. For example, if your computer was too slow you wouldn't be able to stream HD videos regardless of the speed of your internet connection, because it wouldn't be able to decode it fast enough. So if someone got Infinity because they saw adverts for it mentioning HD video, but their computer was too slow to show them, BT have the rebuff that they don't meet the minimum spec.
bradhunt5#13
If you get below 12mbit sync on FTTC, BT should investigate it

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