Hardware Compatibility List
This page lists hardware that has been tested with the MDP Engineer's Desktop and Library disk. It is divided into a number of sections - Computers, Graphics, Sound, and Network. Be aware that even if your computer is reported to work, you may still have problems due to difficulties with other specific pieces of hardware, such as your graphics, sound, or network cards.
The sections below detail some general specifications that your computer should have to achieve reasonable performance from the MDP ED&L disk. The specifications should currently be considered as approximate - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your experiences differ.
|Less than 64Mb||Will cause problems|
|128Mb or more||Recommended (especially for running large applications like Open Office)|
|256Mb or more||Recommended for Pro/Engineer|
|400 MHz||Minimum speed recommended for reasonable performance|
|less than 600MHz||Likely to make Pro/Engineer difficult to use|
|1 GHz or more||Recommended for Pro/Engineer|
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive speed:
Since all the programs run directly from CD, the speed that data is read from your CD-ROM drive is particularly important. However, the speed rating on a drive should be taken as a guideline only, since the actual speed that data is read from a CD-ROM depends on many factors.
|24x CD (2x DVD)||Minimum speed suggested for reasonable performance|
|40x CD (8x DVD) or faster||Recommended|
The working status of hardware is classified into three categories:
- Yes: The hardware works automatically with the MDP Resource CD. You can simply use the CD normally.
- (Yes): The hardware does work, but you may need to manually perform a few simple actions - see Loading Problems for more details.
- No: We have not yet managed to successfully use that hardware with the MDP Resource CD.
The following list applies to the latest version of the MDP Resource CD (0.1.6). If you have problems, then you should make sure that you are using the latest version.
This list will hopefully become more comprehensive with time. If you have any corrections, or would like to submit results for other hardware, then please email email@example.com .
|Intel||??? Unknown Pentium III computer ???||Yes|
|NVidia||GeForce FX 5200||Yes|
|3Com||EtherLink III ISA||(Yes)||See Loading Problems|
|Intel||82540EM Gigabit Ethernet||Yes|