Recommended Computer Configuration

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Desktop

  • Processor: minimum Intel Pentium 4 (or AMD equivalent); Intel or AMD dual-core processor preferred particularly if Windows Vista OS installation is being contemplated
  • Memory: 1GB or more
  • Display: any display capable of 1024x768 resolution 
  • Video Memory: 128MB or more (256MB/512MB for gaming)
  • Audio: 2.1 sound card for 2 speaker setup; 5.1 card for subwoofer & satellite speakers
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet card
  • USB ports: 2 minimum
  • Removable Storage: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM (CD-RW/DVD+-RW optional); USB thumb drive as floppy replacement (512MB minimum recommended).
  • Operating System: Windows XP Home w/ Service Pack 2 and all of the latest security patches (free download at http://www.windowsupdate.com/).
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Office (or equivalent)
  • Other software: Antivirus software with up-to-date virus definition subscription; Windows Defender (free download at http://www.microsoft.com/athome/securit … fault.mspx).

Laptop

  • Processor: Intel Pentium M or Intel Centrino (for mobility/battery life) or Pentium 4 M (for desktop replacement); dual core Centrino (or AMD equivalent) preferred 
  • Memory: 512MB or more
  • Display: any display capable of 1024x768 resolution
  • Video Memory: 128MB or more (128MB-512MB for PC gaming)
  • Audio: Integrated sound card
  • Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet port + integrated wireless card (at least 802.11b standard (802.11g or higher preferred)
  • USB ports: 2 minimum 
  • Removable Storage: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM (CD-RW/DVD+-RW optional); USB thumb drive as floppy replacement (512MB minimum recommended)
  • Operating System: Windows XP Home w/ Service Pack 2 and all of the latest security patches (free download at http://www.windowsupdate.com/).
  • Productivity Software: Microsoft Office (or equivalent)
  • Other software: Antivirus software with up-to-date virus definition subscription; Windows Defender (free download at http://www.microsoft.com/athome/securit … fault.mspx).

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