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Chief Architect Minimum System Requirements

Reference Number: KB-02761 Last Updated: 09-27-2013 10:51 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite

QUESTION


I have to replace my computer that I run Chief Architect on. What are the system requirements for running the software?


ANSWER


While it may be possible to operate Chief Architect on a computer that does not meet these minimum system requirements, Chief Architect, Inc. will not support any configuration that is not listed below.

 

Note: For tips on buying a new computer and to see our recommended PC configuration please visit our System Requirements page.




Chief Architect X5

For 64-bit Chief Architect Premier or Interiors X5

  • 64-bit Windows Vista / 7 / 8
  • Multi-core processor
  • 4 GB of RAM

 

For 32-bit Chief Architect Premier, Lite or Interiors X5

  • 32- or 64-bit Windows Vista / 7 / 8; 32-bit Windows XP
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 2 GB of RAM

 

For all X5 versions

  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 256 MB of dedicated on-board video memory supporting OpenGL 2.1 or higher
  • Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768
  • High speed Internet for registration, video access, content downloads
  • DVD drive (if software purchased on DVD)




Chief Architect X4

For 64-bit Chief Architect Premier X4

  • 64-bit Windows Vista / 7
  • Multi-core processor
  • 4 GB of RAM

 

For 32-bit Chief Architect Premier, Lite or Interiors X4

  • 32- or 64-bit Windows Vista / 7; 32-bit Windows XP
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 2 GB of RAM

 

For all X4 versions

  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 256 MB of dedicated on-board video memory supporting OpenGL 2.1 or higher
  • High speed Internet for registration, video access and content downloads
  • DVD drive (if software purchased on DVD)




Chief Architect X3

  • Windows XP / Vista /7
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 256 MB of dedicated video memory supporting OpenGL 2.0 or higher
  • High speed Internet for registration, video access, content downloads
  • DVD drive (if software purchased on DVD)




Chief Architect X2

  • Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 256 MB of dedicated video memory supporting OpenGL 2 or greater
  • High speed Internet for registration and video access
  • DVD drive (if software purchased on DVD)




Chief Architect X1

  • Windows XP / Vista
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 3 GB of available hard disk space
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 256 MB of dedicated video memory supporting OpenGL hardware acceleration
  • DVD drive




Chief Architect Version 10

  • Windows XP / Vista
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 3 GB of available hard disk space
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 256 MB of dedicated video memory
  • Video card that supports OpenGL hardware acceleration
  • CD-ROM drive




Chief Architect Version 9.5

  • Windows 98 SE / ME / NT / 2000 / XP
  • 400 MHz processor
  • 1 GB of available hard disk space for a full installation (400 MB to install without all available program content)
  • 64 MB of RAM
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 2-button mouse supported by Windows
  • Color monitor which supports 16 bit color in a screen resolution of 800x600 or greater
  • Video card which supports OpenGL




Chief Architect Version 8

  • Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT /2000 / XP
  • 266 MHz processor
  • 400MB of available hard disk space
  • 64 MB of RAM, or greater
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 2-button mouse supported by Windows
  • Color VGA, Super VGA, or higher res­olution monitor supporting a minimum of 256 colors




Chief Architect Version 7

  • Windows 95 / NT 4.0 / 98 / 2000
  • 300 MB of available hard disk space
  • 32 MB of RAM
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 2-button mouse supported by Windows
  • Color VGA, Super VGA, or higher resolution monitor. Super VGA supporting 256 colors