32-Bit System Requirements

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    32-Bit

    • 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
      later)
    • 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
     
    64-Bit
    • 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 (SP2 or later)
    • AMD Athlon 64 with SSE2 technology, AMD Opteron® processor with SSE2
      technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support and SSE2
      technology, or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
    • 4 GB RAM (6-8GB recommended)
    • 6 GB free space for installation
    • 1,024 x 768 display resolution with true color
    • Supported Versions of AutoCAD: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 *AutoCAD OEM 2013 Available
    • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
    • Install from download or DVD
    *For users that don’t have full version AutoCAD, Toolbox 7 is also available in an OEM version that includes our AutoCAD 2013 OEM.
     
    For Large Data Sets & Rendering
     
    • Intel® 64 or AMD64 processor with SSE2 technology
    • 3 GB free hard drive space
    • Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card (1
      GB or higher video card memory)
    • Three-button mouse with mouse driver software
    • DVD-ROM drive

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      Judah Larsen

      MV,

      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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      James Fox

      Judah,

           Have you found this thread?

                                   http://support.microvellum.com/entries/21350089-need-advice-on-purchasing-a-new-computer

       

           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