Basic System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements:


Tin Hat should run on most hardware that is supported by Linux. However, owing to its heavy need for RAM, 4 GB of DDR2 is required but we recommend 6 GB.

We have tested both i686 and amd64 bit releases on the following systems:

  • 1. VMWare
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • CPU: One or two processors. Both 32- and 64-bits tested.
    • Video: VMware SVGA II PCI Display Adapter
    • SCSI: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI
    • NIC: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    • Both SCSI and IDE CD-ROM tested.
    • Various combinations of zero or more IDE and SCSI hard drives
  • 2. VirtualBox
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • CPU: One or two processors. Both 32- and 64-bits tested.
    • Video:InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter
    • Sound1: Intel HD Audio
    • Sound2: ICH AC97
    • Sound3: SoundBlaster 16
    • IDE Controller1: PIIX3
    • IDE Controller2: PIIX4
    • IDE Controller3: ICH6
    • SCSI Controller: AHCI
    • NIC1: PCNET-PCI II
    • NIC2: PCNET-FAST III
    • NIC3: INTEL PRO/1000 MT DESKTOP
    • NIC3: INTEL PRO/1000 T SERVER
    • NIC4: INTEL PRO/1000 MT SERVER
  • 3. AMD system
    • Memory: 8 GB == 4 x OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
    • CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor
    • Motherboard: Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe
    • Video: 2 x EVGA GeForce 7900 GTX
    • IDE CD-ROM
    • Zero to six SATA drives. Tested software RAID0 to RAID5 configurations.
  • 4. Intel Quad Core 2 system
    • Memory: 8 GB == 4 x OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
    • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz
    • Motherboard: Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus
    • Video: EVGA GeForce 8600 GTS
    • SATA CD-ROM
    • Zero to four SATA drives
  • 5. Intel Quad Core 2 system
    • Memory: 8 GB == 4 x Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz E.P.P.
    • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz
    • Motherboard: EVGA nForce 680i SLI
    • Video: EVGA GeForce 8600 GTS
    • SATA CD-ROM
    • Zero to four SATA drives
  • 6. Intel Core i7 system
    • Memory: 12 GB == 6 x 2048MB Corsair XMS3 PC12800 1600MHz DDR3
    • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
    • Motherboard: Asus P6T
    • Video 1: ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • Video 2: EVGA GeForce 9800 GT
    • Video 3: EVGA GeForce GTS 450
    • Zero to four SATA drives