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System Requirements - Release 14

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Processors Disk Space * RAM
XP Pentium III, IV, Xeon, Pentium M, AMD Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP 400MB (MATLAB only with Help)* 256MB
512MB (recommended)
2000 (Service Pack 3 or 4)
NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5, or 6a)

* Disk space requirement varies depending on size of partition. The MATLAB installer will inform you of the hard disk space requirement for your particular partition. Installation size will be determined by the installer and can vary for NTFS and FAT formats.

See our Software Maintenance and Support Policy for non-certified operating environments.

Compilers (for MEX Files)


  • 16, 24 or 32-bit OpenGL capable graphics adapter

Other Recommended Items

  • MS Windows supported graphics accelerator card
  • MS Windows supported printer
  • MS Windows supported sound card
  • Office 2000 or Office XP is required to run MATLAB Notebook, MATLAB Excel Builder, and/or Excel Link.

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Support for Products on Operating Systems No Longer Supported

If you are enrolled in Software Maintenance Service, MathWorks will respond to technical questions and provide workarounds when possible for a period of two years from the date when MathWorks ended support for an operating system. See the platform road map for more information.