|Architecture||IA-32 (32-bit)||x86-64 (64-bit)|
|Processor||1 GHz (with PAE, NX and SSE2 support)|
|Memory (RAM)||1 GB||2 GB|
|Graphics Card||DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver|
Funny. Double each to achieve minimum tolerable performance.
Anyway this is about something else. And while no fan of Microsoft, this is truly good work.
Underclocking significantly reduces hardware failures, by 39% to 80%. This really shouldn’t be happening. Manufacturers apparently sell a lot of hardware that doesn’t quite meet advertised specifications, or else is inadequately integrated with the system (e.g. poor ventilation).
Race to the bottom is a dangerous game. Price isn't everything. Not in computers, not in houses. We will be a generation flushing out the crap slap stick built houses thrown up in the 00s.