What are the minimum system requirements to run the software?

What are the minimum system requirements to run the software?

Applies To: Boardmaker Mac, Boardmaker Studio, Boardmaker Windows, Mayer-Johnson

Article ID: 3285  |  Published: 9/13/2012  |  Last Updated: 9/13/2012


The minimum system requirements for all Boardmaker software featured in the Mayer-Johnson catalog and on the Mayer Johnson website are listed below.  Additional or alternative requirements, if any, are listed with the item on the catalog page they are shown.

Windows Version 5 or Version 6

  • Windows 2000, XP. For Windows Vista or 7, you must install from a physical CD that states v6.1.1 or higher on the label. It is compatible with the 32 or 64 bit Vista or Windows 7 operating systems.
  • 256MB RAM (1GB recommended)
  • CD-Rom Drive
  • Sound Card with at least Direct X v7.1 or higher if you are using BM Plus or BM with SD Pro.
  • Pentium II processor or better.
  • 250MB - 550MB free disk space.
MAC Version 5 or Version 6

  • MAC OS X 10.2.8 to 10.4.11 can run either version 5 or 6. Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher can only run using version 6. If you have a higher Mac OS and version 5 only, please contact Mayer-Johnson Customer Service at 800-588-4548 for more information on software options. 
  • PowerPC G5 or Intel Processor
  • 256MB of Ram (1GB recommended)
  • 1GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 800x600 display with 16-bit video card (1024x768 recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive

Boardmaker Studio Windows only

  • Microsoft Windows (SP3) XP, Vista, or Win 7
  • 256 MB RAM or higher
  • DOES NOT require CD in drive
  • CD install: 900 MB
  • Download: 1.4 GB; 500 MB of disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive

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