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System Requirements: aCOLyte (original)
Posted by Keira Davies on 07 June 2016 07:54 PM

These are the minimum system requirements for the original aCOLyte colony counter (aCOLytes with serial numbers of the form 2XXX-XXX). 

For customers using a more modern aCOLyte 3 or aCOLyte 3 HD system please see this page instead.

Minimum System Requirements


  • Intel Processor (Pentium 4, Pentium D, Celeron D, Pentium M, Core, Core 2 or Xeon). (We recommend 2GHz or higher Core 2 processor).
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB or more is desirable).
  • 1024 x 768, 24 bit true colour graphics display.
  • Sound card and speakers.
  • CD-Rom drive (required for software installation).
  • Two free independent USB 2.0 ports, at least one of which supports Hi-Speed mode.
    • Note that there are three possible port speeds with USB 2.0:
      • Lo-Speed (1.5Mbps)
      • Full-Speed (12Mbps)
      • Hi-Speed (up to 480Mbps). The aCOLyte camera requires a Hi-Speed port.
  • Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit version.
    • Note: 64 bit operating systems are not supported.
    • Note: Service Pack 3 is not supported.
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