32-Bit System Requirements


    General Information

    While 32-bit processors are no longer supported by Microvellum, this article is retained for backwards compatibility.



    • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium
      (compare Windows 7 versions); Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise,
      Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium (SP2 or later) (compare Windows Vista
      versions); or Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home edition (SP3 or
    • For Windows Vista or Windows 7: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® dual-core
      processor, 3.0 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology; for Windows XP: Intel
      Pentium 4 or
    • AMD Athlon dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology
    • 2 GB RAM (4GB recommended)
    • 6 GB free disk space for installation
    • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color
    • Supported Versions of AutoCAD: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 *AutoCAD OEM 2013 Available
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later
    • Install from download or DVD 


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      Judah Larsen


      This seems like a very general guidelines list.  Have you specifically noticed any benefit to i7 vs i5 vs i3 processors (on the Intel side of things) or a benefit to Intel vs AMD?

      If a shop was upgrading a few workstations what aspect would be best to increase the expense on?  RAM or proc speed?  HD speed?

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           Have you found this thread?



           As I recall, maximizing the RAM, using a solid-state hard drive, and a top of the line video card are the three main priorities.


      - Jim