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QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

The system requirements for QB Desktop 2019 include a 2.4Ghz processor.  My computer has a 2.0Ghz processor.  Will the software refuse to install, or will it install and just run a bit slowly?


Thanks in advance.

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Re: QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

Hello there, @erslah.


Thanks for reaching out to us about system requirements for QuickBooks Desktop 2019. I'm here to clear this out for you.


You're correct. The minimum processor gigahertz (GHz) requirement is 2.4. There are some instances that you can still install QuickBooks on a 2.0Ghz processor. However, this doesn't guarantee the best QuickBooks performance.  


We advise meeting the system requirements to ensure the application is compatible with your setup and will help avoid problems when installing and using it.


That should get you going today, erslah. I'm still here to help you more if you have additional question about QuickBooks Desktop. Just drop a comment below. Have a good one.

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Re: QuickBooks Desktop system requirements

@HoneyLynn_G is correct. 2.4 Ghz processor as a minimum is the as tested and approved and guaranteed to work.  Here is a corollary. You might have a performance car that requires 91 octane gas but can you run it on cheaper 87? Sure but  performance will be lower and over time it can cause mechanical problems. 


A quick search brings up a deal at Dell, for example. 11" laptop that meets minimum specs for QB for only $180. That is less than the price of the software