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What computer hardware configurations can best speed up Adobe Acrobat DC Pro's OCR function-- coverting pdf to recognize text for searchable amd editable pdf? Or is Acrobat not designed to benefit from extra hardware configurations? RAM? Number of proces

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What computer hardware configurations can best speed up Adobe Acrobat DC Pro's OCR function-- coverting pdf to recognize text for searchable amd editable pdf? Or is Acrobat not designed to benefit from extra hardware configurations?

RAM?

Number of procesing cores?

CPU clock speed?

solid state hard drive?

64 bit processing?

other?

Is the subscription Acrobat DC Pro version any faster at OCR than the 2015 Acrobat DC Pro version?

Thank you.

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Acrobat uses only one processor, so it may benefit from the fastest single core. Or not. And it is a 32-bit app so it won't use more than 3GB maximum (and wouldn't need to, and would not speed up from being 64-bit). And it doesn't use the most important tuning component, which you don't mention, the GPU. So it's fairly easy to analyse. You should use Task Manager to see what limit is actually being reached. It might be maximum CPU, or it might be disk speed. It might be paging a lot if you need more RAM.

But I have to say, if you're looking at optimizing hardware, you probably have a major OCR workload and Acrobat is not the tool for you. It's a light duty desktop tool for low volumes. Look for non-Adobe products optimized for OCR. They may of course not do as good a job of OCR. We cannot discuss the rivals here, but I feel I should mention that they exist.

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What computer hardware configurations can best speed up Adobe Acrobat DC Pro's OCR function-- coverting pdf to recognize text for searchable amd editable pdf? Or is Acrobat not designed to benefit from extra hardware configurations? RAM? Number of proces

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What computer hardware configurations can best speed up Adobe Acrobat DC Pro's OCR function-- coverting pdf to recognize text for searchable amd editable pdf? Or is Acrobat not designed to benefit from extra hardware configurations?

RAM?

Number of procesing cores?

CPU clock speed?

solid state hard drive?

64 bit processing?

other?

Is the subscription Acrobat DC Pro version any faster at OCR than the 2015 Acrobat DC Pro version?

Thank you.

Philo Willetts

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Acrobat uses only one processor, so it may benefit from the fastest single core. Or not. And it is a 32-bit app so it won't use more than 3GB maximum (and wouldn't need to, and would not speed up from being 64-bit). And it doesn't use the most important tuning component, which you don't mention, the GPU. So it's fairly easy to analyse. You should use Task Manager to see what limit is actually being reached. It might be maximum CPU, or it might be disk speed. It might be paging a lot if you need more RAM.

But I have to say, if you're looking at optimizing hardware, you probably have a major OCR workload and Acrobat is not the tool for you. It's a light duty desktop tool for low volumes. Look for non-Adobe products optimized for OCR. They may of course not do as good a job of OCR. We cannot discuss the rivals here, but I feel I should mention that they exist.

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Acrobat uses only one processor, so it may benefit from the fastest single core. Or not. And it is a 32-bit app so it won't use more than 3GB maximum (and wouldn't need to, and would not speed up from being 64-bit). And it doesn't use the most important tuning component, which you don't mention, the GPU. So it's fairly easy to analyse. You should use Task Manager to see what limit is actually being reached. It might be maximum CPU, or it might be disk speed. It might be paging a lot if you need more RAM.

But I have to say, if you're looking at optimizing hardware, you probably have a major OCR workload and Acrobat is not the tool for you. It's a light duty desktop tool for low volumes. Look for non-Adobe products optimized for OCR. They may of course not do as good a job of OCR. We cannot discuss the rivals here, but I feel I should mention that they exist.

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Thank you!

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this is not a helpful answer

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Maybe, but it's the correct one, even today...

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This is pretty pathetic being the acrobat does not invest in R&D for making Acrobat DC faster by using multiple cores and 64 bit architecture.

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