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System Requirements

Using the printer
Using the online Reference Guide

Using the printer

Refer to the appropriate section below for the minimum and recommended computer system requirements necessary to use this printer.

For Windows computers

To use this printer, you need Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows® 95, Windows® 3.1, Windows® 2000, or Windows NT® 4.0 installed and a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable connected. If you wish to connect your printer to a USB port, you need a Windows 98 or 2000 pre-installed PC that is equipped with a USB port and is connected to the printer via a shielded USB cable.

Your computer should also meet the following system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

Recommended System

i386/25 MHz for Windows 3.1

i486/25 MHz for Windows 95 and NT 4.0

i486/66 MHz for Windows 98 and 2000

Pentium or better processor

16 MB RAM

32 MB RAM or more for Windows 98, 95, and 3.1

64 MB RAM or more for Windows 2000 and NT 4.0

20 MB hard disk space for Windows 98, 95, and 3.1

40 MB for Windows 2000 and NT 4.0

50 MB or more hard disk space for Windows 98, 95, and 3.1

100 MB or more for Windows 2000 and NT 4.0

VGA monitor

VGA monitor or better

Your computer dealer can help you update your system if it does not meet these requirements.

For Macintosh computers

To connect this printer to an Apple® Macintosh® computer, you must use a USB cable.

Your Macintosh must also meet the following system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

Recommended System

Mac OS 8.1

Mac OS 8.5.1 or later

8 MB RAM

8 MB RAM when background printing is turned on.

19 MB RAM or more

32 MB RAM or more when background printing is turned on.

Note:
  • The amount of available memory varies according to the number and kind of applications that are open. To see how much memory is available, click About This Computer on the Apple menu and refer to the memory size (listed in kilobytes) under "Largest Unused Block" (1,024K=1 MB).
  • The memory requirements above are for printing on Letter size paper. These requirements may vary depending on the size of the paper, the type of application that you are using, and the complexity of the document that you want to print.

In addition to these system and memory requirements, you need 10 MB of free hard disk space to install the printer software. To print, you also need extra hard disk space amounting to about twice the size of the file that you want to print.


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Using the online Reference Guide

Refer to the appropriate section below for the minimum system requirements necessary to use the online Reference Guide.

For Windows computers

System

Microsoft Windows® 98, 95, 2000, or NT 4.0

CPU

i486/66 MHz for Windows 98
(Pentium or better processor recommended)

i486/25 MHz for Windows 95 and NT 4.0

Pentium 133 MHz for Windows 2000

i386/25 MHz for Windows 3.1

Memory

16 MB for Windows 98, 95, 3.1, and NT 4.0
(32 MB or more recommended)

32 MB for Windows 2000

Hard disk space

2 MB to install the Reference Guide

CD-ROM drive

Double-speed
(Quad-speed or faster recommended)

Display

640 x 480 pixel or 800 x 600 pixel resolution, with High Color (16 bit) or True Color (32 bit) settings

Browser

Web browser
(Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later recommended)

For Macintosh computers

System

System 7.5.1 (System 7.6 or later recommended)

Memory

16 MB (32 MB or more recommended)

Hard disk space

4 MB to install the Reference Guide

15 MB to install Microsoft Internet Explorer

CD-ROM drive

Double-speed
(Quad-speed or faster recommended)

Display

640 x 480 pixel or 800 x 600 pixel resolution, with High Color (16 bit) or True Color (32 bit) setting

Browser

Web browser
(Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later recommended)


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