Recommended Hardware Configs. for Workstations and Servers

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The following table is organized by system type and includes the recommended operating system (OS), central processing units (CPUs), RAM, and hard disk size.
System Type   OS           CPUs               RAM        Hard Disk
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Workstation   Windows NT   80386 25Mhz (1)    12 MB      75 MB
(Minimal)

Workstation   Windows NT   80486 (1)          12-16 MB   200-300 MB
(Typical)

Workstation   Windows NT   80486 (1-2) or     16+ MB     300+ MB
(High-End)                 RISC-Based (1-2)

Server        Windows NT   80386 25Mhz        16 MB      90 MB
(Minimal)     Adv. Serv.

Server        Windows NT   80486 (1-2) or     16+ MB     300+ MB
(Typical)     Adv. Serv.   RISC-Based (1-2)

Server        Windows NT   80486 (2-32) or    32+ MB     1+ GB
(High-End)    Adv. Serv.   RISC-Based (2-32)
NOTE: RISC includes MIPS R4000, MIPS R4400, DEC Alpha, and Intergraph Clipper CPUs. Windows NT And Windows NT Advanced Server support 2 and 4 CPUs respectively. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support is required in order to exceed these limits.
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"Windows NT Answer Book", page 20-21.

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Article ID: 103326 - Last Review: October 22, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
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