Lightroom: What Computer runs smoothy with Lightroom 6?

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I’m checking out a all in one computer (Touch screen) etc Which is this in link, and I’m unfamiliar with core strength to run Lightroom 6 as its a Quad with 1.8Ghz, this is the spec of machine in link – http://h20386.www2.hp.com/AustraliaStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=M1P68AA&opt=&sel=DTP ..  At the moment I only have a AMD Athlon Duo 2 processor @ 3 Ghz x 2 6000+ etc .. & (GeForce GTS 450 @ 1G Ram) etc .. And a total of 8Gb on M/Board RAM & Windows 10 64bit OS, upgraded from Window 7 for free, which I still have, but I’m finding the process of exporting and going onto the next image is lagging terribly to a stage I have to wait until the export is finished before going onto the next batch of photos, and make me feel frustrated etc.. So what is it that I need to improve, is it the Processor to a Quad, where the one in the link and all I can afford atm is $300 and cost $300 through private sale or is it a new Graphics card with 2 GB of Ram for my old machine , I’m not sure my motherboard with PC I have at the moment can go any higher than 8Gb on motherboard bios, but the one in link, can get 16Gb upgrade etc, the processor is the only problem.. Any one help with this direct to head above or even mention what other Computer that works well with spec to run Lightroom 6.. Hope I have enough information and not confused anyone :), thanks if you have the time to help, and let me know if the spec in link provided is able to run lightroom 6 to know if I should go ahead or not waste the money spent etc .. ???
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The geekbench score for that processor isn't great, although it's a little faster than your current one (3192 vs. 2444).  There's a list of processors and their scores here (check the 64-bit multicore ones)

Exporting and image loading are primarily down to the processor speed, and a little bit of drive speed.  A new graphics card isn't going to help much.

Your money would probably go further if you didn't need it to be an all in one.  Why not try Dell's refurb store or something like that.
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 Victoria Bampton , Thanks for replying to my query, I've got more information  to the Computer for sale, this is the image from the All In One PC showing the spec, do you think if I get it, would run any smoother for Light Room 6, or would be wasting $300, don't know if there is any more improvement to the numbers, but it's stating  2 CPU 3.7Ghz  etc .. A4-6300 meaning Quad instead of my current pc that's a Duo 2 processor .. I'll put my spec up after this post.. I reckon a little better might make the difference in getting through the process of exporting and continuing on with editing without the lag, does it look better now, or same as first answer.. Will look into Dells refurb store, thanks for the head up on that..  Look forward to your response, thanks for your time on this matter :) .. Lester
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Now for mine as follows .. 
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The only thing down at the moment is the Ram on the selling PC, but that can be upgraded, its more the Graphic and Processor to know if its going to handle a 5 - 10 mb sized photos depending what's being taken.. Thanks again for your time  Victoria Bampton message starts above  Images , this is a conclusion of my thoughts etc .. Cheers Lester  P.s. (Thought I found a bargain Quad Processor, and can't afford a new beaut computer, but $300 dollars is all I can afford to hope to get more improvement in lightroom with less lag etc, Nothing much worse when its exporting and when your trying to crop, the crop keep going to sizes that your not wanting,  then having to reset crop or presets taking ages to load etc :) ..   )
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Don't worry about replying, I now found out its only a Single core two logical processors, as much as of what I've got, but will take your advice with Dells refurb stores to find a bargain :) .. Thanks for dropping by Victoria Bampton ..  If you do reply  again, are you using LR6, if so, does the Computer you are using run smooth? If so, what make and model or processor and RAM  with Graphic Ram size do you have, so to aim for etc ..  ? Thanks if you do share or anyone else that will like to help etc ? My Computer must be just getting old :) .. 
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This was the original image of sale description for $300 All in one PC , I finally got her to correct it to a 2 CPU PC.. All this excitement for nothing, but good information in reply, still came about :) , Just sharing my predicament .. Case close ..  


 
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Quad core machines often only have 2 CPUs with 2 cores on each.  Maybe even always, I'm not sure.

But you weren't gaining great benefit from the quad-core because the clock speed of that processor is so much slower (1.8Ghz vs. your current 3Ghz.).  That means some things that only use a single core could actually be slower!

I'd suggest you simply wait until you're going to be away from your computer, and set the exports up just before you leave.  That should help with the frustration level a bit.

My computer - 27" retina iMac with 32GB of RAM, so no speed complaints here. ;-)  If you want a point of comparison, the geek bench score is 16639.  I also have an older MacBook Pro, only dual core, with a geek bench score of 5740. That's useable in LR but starting to verge on frustrating.
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Thank you so much Victoria Bampton , you been a great help in understanding, and yes agree to wait until end to export, and tell my customers to be patient.. When you've got 64 hang gliders wanting their photos at the same time, its tough to keep them interested and satisfied etc .. I'm just going to have to tell them  to wait, as they will come sooner or later ..  :) .. Will bookmark this for down the track information, and screen shot it ,if I don't lose it among the mess on my computer :p ..  Cheers, Lester ..  (So a bit to go yet, from 3192 current to more than 5740 of your old one, should be getting close to right, and by then LR7 will be out :p ) 
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I noticed a dramatic difference in performance going from an i5 dual core laptop to a similar generation laptop with i7 quad core, as in an actual quad-core, not one of the power-saving mobile i7's that is still dual core. Aside from SSD, this would be my top Lightroom upgrade.