Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 Hardware Compatibility -
Hardware Compatibility List
Low budget computer hardware
The following computers and peripherals have passed
compatibility testing with Microsoft Windows 2000. Some computers may be
sold with peripherals that are not yet supported by the Windows 2000 operating
system, or that require a device driver supplied by the manufacturer. Also, computers
and devices on this list have not been tested in all possible configurations.
HardDisks (HardDrives Lists)
Hardware and Installation
What are the minimum hardware requirements?
The minimum hardware requirements for running a
Computer - PC Compatible
CPU Pentium III 1 Ghz+ (or equivalent)
Hard Disk 10GB
Mouse Microsoft Compatible
CD ROM Drive 8x minimum
1 USB port for hardware protection (dongle)
SVGA graphics card 800x600, with at least 16M Colors
32MB Video Memory
1st Monitor 17" minimum (capable of taking graphics
output), 21" preferred.
Sound Card & Compatible Sound Blaster.
We strongly recommend that you use the “Twin Monitor”
configuration. In this case you will need a second
monitor and either a second graphics card or a
twin-monitor card such as the ATI Radeon VE (32MB).
For more information on recommended hardware,
please see our page on System Requirements.
Do the simulators come with the required hardware?
We recommend that you buy your hardware from your
current supplier, according to our requirements.
What if we already have the hardware, or wish to
purchase it separately?
If you already have the hardware as described in our
System Requirements section, we will be happy to provide
only the simulator. Please contact your distributor for
more information on purchasing a Sinapse Graphic
printing press simulator.
Will I need another system if I want to acquire a second
kind of simulator?
No. All of our simulators can run on the same hardware
How many simulators can I put on a single machine?
You may put as many different simulators as you wish on
your machine. You will, however, need to make sure that
there is enough space on your computer's hard drive to
store all the required software.
Will someone install the simulator system for me?
This depends on the conditions of your simulator
purchase. Generally, if you buy your hardware from your
distributor, it comes with the software already
installed. Installations may also be included as part of
your training package. For more information on terms of
purchase, please contact your distributor.
Who can I call for help on installation?
For local help, please contact your distributor.
Where can I go (who can I contact) for hardware support?
If your maintenance contract is current, contact your
distributor or Sinapse Graphic for any hardware concerns
you may have.
What are the available support options?
Sinapse offers free customer support for six months
following the purchase of a simulator. For continual
support options, and to receive simulator upgrades, we
also offer you an annual maintenance contract.
My hardware key does not work any more.
Simulators that have been rented for a limited time come
with hardware keys that are automatically inactive after
that time. If you wish to continue use of your simulator
after the specified time, you will need to contact
If you suspect that your hardware key is faulty, please
contact your distributor
or Sinapse Graphic.
Where can I get another hardware key?
I lost my hardware key (?)
If you have lost your hardware key, you will need to
purchase another license: contact your distributor or
Sinapse Graphic to do this. We recommend that you insure
these keys against theft or loss.
Do I need the same hardware for demonstrations as I do
to run the simulator (e.g. training inst.,
No. Demonstrations can be given with a minimum amount of
hardware. The more accurate a picture of the simulator
you want your viewers to get, the more of the
recommended hardware you should consider using.
For more information on what hardware is necessary for
demonstrations, please see our page on System
Can I network my simulator for multiple users?
You can install the Trainer aspects on a separate
computer, and have the exercises and trace files kept
centrally. The simulators (as each user has their “own
press”) need separate workstation installation.
Floating license versions are available. Each simulator
is installed on a workstation and the number of "active
seats" is controlled by the floating license server.
Consult your distributor for the multiple workstation
Can I install my simulator on multiple computers?
Each authorized copy of the simulator comes with one
hardware key. While a given copy of the software may be
installed on several computers, it is not possible to
run any copy without the hardware key. Therefore, for
each simulator you wish to run, you must have an
individual hardware key and software license.
Can I install my simulator on my current computer
If your system meets the hardware requirements, yes. For
optimum use, it is likely that you will need to purchase
a second screen for each simulator you wish to run, as
well as the graphics card needed for a dual monitor
Please see our page on System Requirements for more
Can I install the software on my server so that several
students may work at the same time?
You most likely have a Single User License, which allows
only one student to engage in a training experience at a
time. For multiple user configurations, contact Sinapse
Can I use a MacIntosh platform to run SGI simulators?
Simulators are not warrantied for the MacIntosh
platform. Many customers successfully use simulator with
the software Virtual PC from Microsoft. Sinapse Graphic
cannot provide support for such configurations. If you
do want to use the Virtual PC solution, make sure you
have enough RAM to run all the application (Virtual PC +
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