CLEARLY, this is NOT a common problem since most of the people here use Roon and really enjoy it. Roon runs just fine on small NUC with an i3 and plenty of servers that use dual-core ARM chipsets. There is clearly another issue going on.
Windows 7 with 4 gigs of RAM is barely enough to run anything. Buy some more RAM, seriously. Even going to 8 gigs will make a world of difference. Do more if you can. Most RAM is not expensive these days.
The minimum requirements are exactly what they are: minimum. Just because it says it will run doesn’t mean it’s going to run well. And if you have a 4 gig Windows laptop, there might be other things going on. Do you use an SSD for storage or a hard drive? That makes a huge amount of difference in performance.
Also, Tidal has been weird for me this evening. It may not just be with you.
I’m running audioquest pearl ethernet to my Brooklyn Bridge as my roon endpoint. I have 600mbps internet, so bandwidth is not the problem.
It seems that roon will only work on a dedicated computer, which is not what roon advertises. There are a plethora of threads about roon running extremely slowly. The software is not up to par and the fanbois can’t seem to handle any criticism of their prize product.
@Kursten_Hogard please list the full specs of this laptop you are using for the core/remote. Roon has minimum requirements and a windows 7 install is likely to be running on something well under spec I suspect. Also running over wifi is not recommended for the Core system
@Kursten_Hogard - I’d also make sure your graphics drivers are up to date. If you use the Intel HD graphics chipset on your laptop with Windows there are known potential issues which can cause extreme slowness in the UI (though do not affect playback) - search the forum for possible resolutions.
My Roon Core currently runs on an Intel Nuc with Intel Core i7-7567U@3.5 GHz and 8 GB RAM on Debian 10. In this same Intel NUC is running HQPlayer Embedded that I use to upsample to DSD128. Both processes run fine.
During my trial period, 3 years ago, and the first months Roon Core run on an HPE ProLiant Microserver Gen9 with Intel Celeron GT1610T@2.3 GHz and 4 GB RAM. It also run fine on that computer.
I’m using it on a second hand nuc paid 120€ and it works well…probably, but I’m not an expert here, the problem is Windows itself which is always a pain when it comes to stability and performance…but I totally get your point here.
To me for what we get is too expensive, it simply works but that doesn’t mean it’s amazing…UI/UX design is crap, I already said that many times but probably no one is interested here in improving the look and feel in something more up to date than a ‘90s software.