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PC-BSD should install on any system containing a 32-bit (also called i386) or 64-bit (also called amd64) processor. Despite the amd64 name, a 64-bit processor does '' '''not need''' '' to be manufactured by AMD in order to be supported. The [http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.2R/hardware.html#PROC FreeBSD Hardware Notes]<ref>http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.2R/hardware.html#PROC</ref> list the i386 and amd64 processors known to work.
 
PC-BSD should install on any system containing a 32-bit (also called i386) or 64-bit (also called amd64) processor. Despite the amd64 name, a 64-bit processor does '' '''not need''' '' to be manufactured by AMD in order to be supported. The [http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.2R/hardware.html#PROC FreeBSD Hardware Notes]<ref>http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.2R/hardware.html#PROC</ref> list the i386 and amd64 processors known to work.
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At this time, NVIDIA cards are the best supported. As of 9.1, Intel cards are also well supported.
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Until FreeBSD finishes its TTM work, ATI/Radeon cards will be poorly supported. If you have one of these cards, you will need to choose the 2D version of the driver, and if that does not work, you will need to resort to using the Vesa driver.
 
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Revision as of 05:40, 15 June 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Contents

PC-BSD has moderate hardware requirements and commonly uses less resources than its commercial counterparts. Before installing PC-BSD on your computer, make sure you meet the minimum requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

At a bare minimum, you need to have the following computer hardware in order to install PC-BSD:

  • Pentium II or higher
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 10GB of free hard drive space
  • Network card
  • Sound card

Recommended System requirements

The following are the minimum recommended requirements. The faster your computer hardware, the better your computing experience:

  • Pentium 4 or higher
  • 1024 MB of RAM
  • 20GB of free hard drive space (if you will be installing KDE, GNOME, or lots of software)
  • Network card
  • Sound card
  • NVIDIA 3D accelerated video card

You can never have too much RAM, so install as much as you can afford. To play modern video games, you should use a fast CPU. If you want to create a collection of tunes and movies on your computer, you will want a large hard disk drive which can be internal or external.

Supported Processors

PC-BSD should install on any system containing a 32-bit (also called i386) or 64-bit (also called amd64) processor. Despite the amd64 name, a 64-bit processor does not need to be manufactured by AMD in order to be supported. The FreeBSD Hardware Notes[1] list the i386 and amd64 processors known to work.

Video Cards

At this time, NVIDIA cards are the best supported. As of 9.1, Intel cards are also well supported.

Until FreeBSD finishes its TTM work, ATI/Radeon cards will be poorly supported. If you have one of these cards, you will need to choose the 2D version of the driver, and if that does not work, you will need to resort to using the Vesa driver. References


  1. http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.2R/hardware.html#PROC
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