Minimum Specifications

The minimum requirements listed below must be met in order to setup computers on the TCU network.

Note:  TCU departments are required to purchase computers through the Information Technology Purchasing department.  Consulting and purchase requests can be made by calling (817) 257-6800 or sending email to ComputerPurchasing@tcu.edu.  By ordering equipment through Information Technology, you will be eligible to receive purchase consultation, installation and ongoing support.

PC Requirements

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 100 GB
  • Graphics Interface: Minimum Memory 128MB
  • Optics: DVD/CD-RW
  • Monitor: DVI/VGA/HDMI Capable Inputs
  • Network Card: 10/100/1000 MBps
  • Wireless Card:  802.11g/n WPA2 Enterprise Compatible
  • Operating System:  Windows 8.1 and higher

Mac Requirements

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • Graphics Interface: Mac OSX Certified – Minimum Memory 128MB
  • Optics: Super Drive
  • Monitor: DisplayPort Adapters for whatever monitor you want to connect to.
  • Network Card: 10/100/1000 MBps
  • Wireless Card:  802.11g/n WPA2 Enterprise Compatible
  • Operating System:  Mac OS X 10.11 or higher  (see details here: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp728?locale=en_US)

Mobile Devices (wireless only)

  • iOS: Version 9.0 and higher
  • Android: Version 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher

Other Devices (non-WPA2 Enterprise Compliant Equipment)

  • SmartTVs must be connected to the wired network via an Ethernet port.
  • Printers must be connected to the wired network via Ethernet or directly to the machine using a USB cable.
  • Game consoles must be connected to the wired network via Ethernet.
  • All devices that are not WPA2 Enterprise compatible will not be able to connect to the wireless network and will require a wired network jack.