We recommend these specifications for successful training.
— Windows 10 64 bit. (Windows 7 may not run the latest releases of BioExplorer.)
— i5 core processor minimum
— RAM (Installed physical memory) 8 GB +
— Hard Drive 250 GB +
— 2 USB ports or 1 port + a powered USB hub for connecting dongle and amplifier and other devices (mouse).
It occasionally happens that an amplifier will not perform correctly unless it is plugged directly into the computer's USB port. If this is the case, an additional port will be necessary for the dongle or hub.
— 3-pronged power cord for grounding
— A sound card is required for audio output
— Video output is required for laptop second monitor; dual independent video outputs are required for desktop dual monitor display.
— Monitor – minimum of 15″
— Recommended: headset for feedback.
— Recommended: second monitor
— Suggested: speakers in the event a headset is not connected.
— Windows Defender
— Office 32 bit Excel required for TQ7 Trainer's Q.
—Mac users: PLEASE USE BOOT CAMP
DO NOT DO THIS:
— Get a Netbook/Ultrabook/Chromebook. Not enough power.
— Get a Lenovo we prefer. Recently users are finding many problems with Lenovo and its bloatware.
— Get Microsoft Office 64 bit. TQ7 will not run on 64 bit Excel.
— Install McAfee, Norton, Avast, AVG, Bit Defender. Many technical support issues we deal with relate to Norton, Bit Defender, AVG, Avast and McAfee programs blocking the download or installation of the BioExplorer setup file or Pocket Neurobics driver or causing lagging in BioExplorer performance.
— Use VMware. It can be problematic with the amount of data sent through the COM ports from amplifiers. We cannot support Pocket Neurobics driver problems on machines that use virtual machines.