Office Of Technology Administration

OTA/ITC System Requirements

Recommended System Components
(if purchasing a new computer)

IBM Compatibles

Intel Pentium 4 or AMD CPU with at least 2.8 GHz clock speed

256+ MB of Random Access Memory (RAM)

20+ GB of hard drive space

100BaseT Network Interface Card (NIC) [3Com Etherlink 10/100 PCI]

Windows XP Home or Professional

Apple Computers

PowerPC G5 based CPU with at least 1.6 MHz clock speed

256+ MB of Random Access Memory (RAM)

20+ GB of hard drive space

100BaseT Network Interface Card (NIC) [built-in on most Apple Computers]

Mac OS X 10.3 or better

Note: Laptop (Notebook) computers are preferred for dormitory use. Notebook computers occupy a lot less desktop space and are easier to pack and transport. For example, the HP Pavillion zv5000z and the Dell Inspiron 1150 are good choices. Make sure you add the 3-year extended warranty option on any new computer purchase. Also, consider purchasing a copy the Office 2003 Suite Basic edition.

Minimum System Requirements
(systems meeting this baseline standard can use the Xavier network)

IBM Compatibles

Intel Pentium III or AMD CPU with at least 1.3 GHz clock speed

128 MB of Random Access Memory (RAM)

10 GB of hard drive space

100BaseT Network Interface Card (NIC) [3Com Etherlink 10/100 PCI]

Windows 98 or later

Apple Computers

PowerPC G3 based CPU with at least 500 MHz clock speed

128 MB of Random Access Memory (RAM)

6 GB of hard drive space

100BaseT Network Interface Card (NIC) [built-in on most Apple Computers]

Mac OS 9 or better