PC97 Requirements
Feature
Minimal pc97
Workstation pc97
Entertainment pc97
Minimal CPU 120mhz 166MHZ 166MHZ
256k L2 cache recommended required required
Minimum Ram 16MB 32MB 16MB
ACPI support required required required
OnNow Hardware support required required required
BIOS support for OnNow required required required
BIOS support for alternate boot devices required required required
BIOS support for USB keyboard (if you use a usb keyboard) required required required
All expansion slots are accessible required required required
Noise level meets PC97 standards recommended recommended required
All devices and drivers meet PC97 standards required required required
All bus and devices to be Plug and Play compliant required required required
All devices support correct 16-bit decoding for I/O port addresses required required required
Devices and buses support hot plugging if using USB, 1394, or PC Card required required required
User is protected from incorrectly connecting devices required required required
Minimal user interaction needed to install and configure devices required required required
Device driver and installation meet Windows and Windows NT standards required required required
Standard system board devices use ISA-compatible addresses required required required
USB with one USB port. required required 2 USB ports required
Support for other high-speed expansion capabilities (CardBus required for mobile) recommended recommended IEEE 1394 required
PCI bus meets PCI V2.1 and higher plus PC97 requirements required required required
ISA expansion bus optional optional optional
Wireless capabilities recommended   required
Support for installing the operating system required required required
Audio meets PC97 requirements recommended   Advanced and required
Communications device provided with system recommended required required
Display adapter meets PC97 minimum requirements 800X600x16 bpp(640X480X8 small LCD) 1024X768X16 bpp 1024X768X16 bpp
Support for NTSC or PAL tv output if no large screen monitor is used. recommended recommended required
Color monitor supports DDC 2.0 Level B, EDID, and 800X600, minimum required required required
System supports MPEG-1 playback required required required
PC97 DVD playback (if the system has a DVD player) required required with DVD-Video required with DVD-Video
Supports Int 13h Extensions in system and option ROMs required required required
Host controller for storage meets PC97 Requirements required required required
Primary host controller supports bus mastering recommended required required
Hard drive meets PC97 requirements required required required
Media status notification support for removable media required required required
Legacy floppy disk controller built into system optional    
Cardbus on mobile PC's required required required
Mobil unit and docking station meet PC97 requirements as a pair required <left blank> <left blank>
Docking station meets ACPI requirements required <left blank> <left blank>
Docking station meets all basic PC97 requirements for general devices. expansion cards, system bus, and system board required <left blank> <left blank>
Automatic resource assignment and dynamic disable capabilities for mobile/ docking station pair required <left blank> <left blank>
Automatic resource assignment and dynamic disable capabilities for replacement devices required <left blank> <left blank>
"Multimedia pc" PC97 minimum requirements required required required

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