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System Requirements

Windows

These system requirements apply to the most recent release of Origin and OriginPro.

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
  • Processor: 1GHz 64-bit (x64)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM (8GB recommended)
  • Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB of free hard disk space for program installation (does not include data storage)
  • Other hardware: DVD drive (only if installing from DVD)
  • Browser: The Origin Central dialog requires Internet Explorer version 9 or later
Large Datasets, Additional Recommendations:

For users who work with large datasets (e.g. import text files of 10MB in size, or greater), OriginLab makes the following additional recommendations.

  • Multi-core processor: The more logical processors, the better
  • RAM: At least 16G, the more memory the better
  • Drive: Solid State Drive (SSD), the faster the better
  • Network: If data are on a network, 1000Mb (Gigabit) is better

See also, documentation of the system variable @IAS which controls the least file size (in MB) to enable multi-threading

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†Note: Windows 10 users are strongly urged to obtain the latest updates, particularly if you applied Microsoft's Fall Creator's Update 1709. For more information, see this OriginLab K-Base Item.

Mac

Mac users can run Origin by using Microsoft Windows® via Boot Camp or within OS X using third-party virtual machine software.
View requirements and instructions.

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