Computer Requirements

Your computer must meet these REQUIREMENTS, to help you succeed in your coursework.

WindowsRecommended
Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
Operating System: XP, Vista, or Windows 7
Computer Processor: 1.5 GHz (XP), 2-GHz (Vista) 32-bit (x86) or better
Computer Memory: 3 GB or more
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels or higher
Graphics Card for Windows 7
(requires latest drivers):
NVIDIA Graphics cards
9000 Series:
  • 9600, 9800
200 Series:
  • 275 GTX, 295 GTX
ATI Graphics Cards
4000 Series:
  • 4850, 4870, 4890
5000 Series:
  • 5850, 5870, 5970
Mac OS XRecommended
Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.4 or better
Computer Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or above
Computer Memory: 3 GB or more
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels or higher
Graphics Card:
  • ATI: 4850, 4870
  • OR NVIDIA: 9800
LinuxRecommended
Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
Operating System: A reasonably modern 32-bit Linux environment is required. If you are running a 64-bit Linux distribution then you will need its 32-bit compatibility environment installed.
Computer Processor: 1.5 GHz or better
Computer Memory: 1 GB or more
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels or higher
Graphics Card:
  • ATI: 4850, 4870
  • OR NVIDIA: 9600, 9800