Minimum system requirements
Computers brought to K-State should at least meet the following minimum system requirements. These requirements also meet the minimum requirements for the use of Second Life.
Windows XP, Service Pack 3, or newer; Vista, Service Pack 2, or newer; or Mac OS X 10.5 or newer
1 GHz Pentium III or Athlon or newer; or 1 GHz Intel or newer for Macs
Monitor and video card
- LCD 1024x768 resolution or higher
- Video card:
- Windows XP: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or newer, or ATI Radeon 8500, 9250 or newer, or Intel 945 chipset
- Windows Vista: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or newer, or ATI Radeon 9500 or newer, or Intel 945 chipset
- Mac: ATI Radeon 9200 and above, or ATI Radeon X Series, or NVIDIA GeForce 2, GeForce 4
1 gigabyte or more
- Required: K-State antivirus software. Available via free
download or the CatPack.
- Basic office suite (word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation) such as:
- Microsoft Office 2003 or better for PCs or Microsoft Office 2003 or better for Macs.
- Free tools, like OpenOffice, that are compatable with Microsoft Office file format.
- Tool with the ability to read and create PDFs, such as CutePDF Writer, PDFCreator, or Adobe Acrobat Professional.
At least one of the following is required - check with staff where you will be living to determine what type of connection is available:
- Ethernet card: for on-campus, residence hall, and broadband access
- Wireless card: 802.11a/g recommended for wireless access on campus