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Hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Minimum Networked Equipment Standards

University owned equipment must meet specific standards in order to operate effectively on IPFW's network and in order to be supported by IT Services.  These are minimum requirements only--many computers will need to exceed the standards listed below to provide an effective workstation.

If you are planning to purchase a new computer and have questions about specific requirements, please contact the Help Desk to open a work order.

Minimum Requirements for PC/Laptops/Mac

PC

  • Processor
    • Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.0GHz
    • Recommended: Intel Core i5, 3.2GHz or i7, 3.4GHz
  • RAM
    • Minimum: 2GB
    • Recommended: 4GB for 32 bit, 8GB for 64 bit
  • OS
    • Recommended: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Storage
    • Minimum: 250GB HDD 5400/7200RPM
    • Recommended: 500GB HDD 7200RPM, 128/256GB SSD

Laptops

  • Processor
    • Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4GHz
    • Recommended: Intel Core i Series
  • RAM
    • Minimum: 2GB
    • Recommended: 4GB for 32 bit, 8GB for 64 bit
  • OS
    • Recommended: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Storage
    • Minimum: 250GB HDD 5400/7200RPM
    • Recommended: 500GB HDD 7200RPM, 128/256GB SSD

Mac

  • Processor
    • Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Recommended: Intel Core i Series
  • RAM
    • Minimum: 2GB
    • Recommended:4 to 16 GB
  • OS
    • Required: OSX 10.7 or higher
  • Storage
    • Minimum: 250GB HDD
    • Recommended: 500GB HDD 7200RPM, 128 to 512GB SSD

Printers

  • Must support postscript printing
  • Must have an internal print server
  • Must support IP-based printing
  • Must not be part of an All-in-One unit (copier/fax/printer)