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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] 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] list the i386 and amd64 processors known to work.
 
===Supported 64 bit Processors===
 
 
PC-BSD will install on 64-bit systems containing the following processors:
 
 
* AMD Athlon™, including 64, XP, 64 X2, FX
 
* AMD Opteron™
 
* AMD Sempron
 
* AMD Turion 64, AMD Turion 64 X2
 
* all multi-core Intel Xeon™ processors except Sossaman
 
* single-core Intel Xeon processors Nocona, Irwindale, Potomac, and Cranford
 
* Intel Pentium®, including M, D, and Extreme Edition
 
* Intel Core
 
* Intel Pentium® D
 
* Intel Pentium 4
 
* Intel Celeron D
 

Revision as of 11:19, 13 December 2011

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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
  • 4GB 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 list the i386 and amd64 processors known to work.