System Requirements:

The following hardware and software is REQUIRED to run Second Life successfully. If your computer doesn't meet these requirements, you may not be able to participate in Second Life:

PC Minimum System Requirements:

  • Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
  • Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) OR Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
    NOTE: Second Life does NOT currently support Windows Vista
  • Computer Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better
  • Computer Memory: 256MB or better
  • Video/Graphics Card**:
    • nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better
    • OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better

 

Mac Minimum System Requirements:

  • Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or better
  • Computer Processor: 1 GHz G4 or better
  • Video/Graphics Card**:
    • nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better
    • OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better

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*Second Life is not compatible with dial-up internet, satellite internet, and some wireless internet services.
**Second Life may not run on graphics/video cards other than the ones listed. Click here for more details