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

Windows PC
  • Processor: Intel or AMD dual-core / Quad Core 3GHz Processor
  • RAM: 4GB of RAM (more recommended)
  • Operating System: a well maintained and patched (minimum: XP Home or XP Professional,  Vista SP2, Windows 7
  • Network: If connecting via wire, an Ethernet Network Interface Card
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (More is better)
  • If connecting by wire, a 20  to 40 ft. Ethernet cable
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless is recommended for laptops. Wireless is available throughout campus (see FAQ 118 for a detailed coverage map)
  • Current anti-spyware/adware & anti-virus software software with all "Critical Updates" installed from Windows Update



Macintosh Computer
  • Processor: Intel Processor
  • RAM: 3GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
  • Operating System: a well maintained and patched Mac OS 10.6 or better (10.8 recommended)
  • Network: If connecting by wire, an Ethernet Network Interface Card
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB (More is better)
  • 20  to 40 ft. ethernet cable
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless is recommended for laptops. Wireless is available throughout campus (see FAQ 118 for a detailed coverage map)
  • All software updates installed from "Software Update" Apple Menu-> Software update and from the App store.