What are the suggested system requirements for my computer?
Minimum Computer Requirements

Windows PC
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Quad Core 2.6GHz Processor (Intel I5 or better is good, too)
  • RAM: 4GB (Windows 7), 6GB (Windows 8 or newer) [more is always better]
  • Operating System: Windows 8 or newer preferred
  • Network: If connecting via wire, an Ethernet Network Interface Card with 20 to 40 ft Ethernet cable, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless (recommended for laptops)**
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (More is better)
  • Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows 7), Windows Defender (Windows 8 and newer)
  • All "Critical Updates" installed from Windows Update
    **Wireless is available throughout campus (see FAQ 118 for a detailed coverage map)



Macintosh Computer
  • Processor: Intel Processor
  • RAM: 3GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • Operating System: a well maintained and patched Mac OS 10.7 or better (10.9 recommended)
  • Network: If connecting by wire, an Ethernet Network Interface Card with 20 to 40 ft Ethernet cable, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless (recommended for laptops)**
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (More is better)
  • All software updates installed from "Software Update" Apple Menu-> Software update and from the App store.
    **Wireless is available throughout campus (see FAQ 118 for a detailed coverage map)