Hardware Recommendations For Running Access

Hardware matters. Invest in a faster PC and your Microsoft Access databases will run faster. Be alert for sellers packaging fast processors with minimal memory and a slow hard drive to keep prices low. Look at all aspects of the purchase when database speed is a priority. A faster hard drive is worth the investment and more memory will help to improve the performance of the system.

Hardware / Versions Access 2016 Access 2013 Access 2010
Processor 1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 1 GHz clock speed, IA-32 or x64 architecture with SSE2 support 500-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher.
Memory 1 GB RAM (32 bit); 2 GB RAM (64 bit) IA-32 edition: 1 GB x64 edition: 2 GB 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher.
Display 1024 x 768 resolution 1024 x 768 resolution 1024 x 768 resolution
Graphics Hardware Acceleration Requirements DirectX 10 graphics card. DirectX 10 graphics card. DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with drivers dated 11/1/2004 or later.