Use ChatGPT for free, offline and without internet

free offline chatgpt
free offline chatgpt

Do you want to use ChatGPT, OpenAI's conversational language model, but you are limited by your internet connection? Rest assured ! Today I present to you a simple method to download and use AI similar to ChatGPT offline.

Chat, translate flawlessly and get your questions answered, all now accessible offline internet and free.

Only condition: have a powerful computer. Yes, AI consumes a lot of resources!

So, are you ready to find out how? Follow this detailed guide to download and use an offline ChatGPT alternative.

How to download and use a custom ChatGPT offline

To install ChatGPT on your machine, we would need to download the software LLM Studio. Indeed, it is an open source tool that allows you to use large language models (LLM) like Chat GPT offline.

Once installed, LLM Studio allows you to download the LLM template of your choice. Here we will use the Mistral AI model.

Indeed, Mistral AI functions similarly to ChatGPT as an advanced language model capable of generating text, answering questions, and performing various other language tasks. However, the major difference is that Mistral AI is open source.

System requirements to install LLM Studio

As I told you previously, to make all of this work, it is important that your computer is powerful.

So here is what you will need:

For Mac users :

  • Processor : A Mac with Apple Silicon chip (M1, M2, M3).
  • Operating system : macOS 13.6 or later.

For PC users Windows ou Linux :

  • Processor : A processor supporting AVX2, generally available on recent PCs.
  • Carte Graphique : GPU NVIDIA or AMD. For PCs, it is recommended to have more than 6 GB of VRAM.
  • Random access memory (RAM): 16 GB recommended (more RAM may improve performance)

Internet connection (temporary): Needed to download LLM Studio and ChatGPT template

Please note:: These prerequisites represent the minimum necessary to use ChatGPT offline with LLM Studio. However, the more powerful your configuration, the better the performance and smoothness of use will be.

Download and install LLM Studio

To use ChatGPT for free and without limit, the first step is of course to install LLM Studio.

To do this, follow these steps:

  • First, go to the LLM Studio official website and download the installation file corresponding to your system.
  • Once the download is complete, launch the installation file.
  • Finally, follow the on-screen instructions, by clicking Next at each step, then finish to complete the installation of LLM Studio on your PC.

Download and use the similar template from ChatGPT

Now that LLM Studio is installed, you need to add the Mistral AI model to start chatting with it.

In addition to Mistral AI, you can discover and try a variety of super cool models like Llama 3, Phi 3, Falcon, Gemma, Replit, and many more.

To add ChatGPT's similar template, here's how to do it:

  • First, launch the software by double-clicking its icon.
  • Then go to the search bar and type Mistral AI.
  • Select the Mistral AI model from the search results. Then click on the button Download.
  • Once the LLM model is installed, go to the tab Cat from the left menu.
  • Here click on Select a template to load and choose the template you downloaded.

Congratulations ! You have successfully installed an artificial intelligence similar to ChatGPT on your PC. To start a conversation, simply click on the tab Cat in the main menu bar.

Easy, right?

On my part, due to low memory, I encountered performance issues and LLM Studio stopped working partway through. However, if you have a computer with more robust specifications, it would perform much better.