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System Requirements for MineSight Software

Ensure smooth system operation

Operating System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (Recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (Supported)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista™ Business with Service Pack 2 (Supported)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Supported in September 2015 DVD versions and later)
    Note: MSSP is not supported in Windows 10
    • A note about memory - MineSight strongly recommends using 64-bit. Support for 32-bit will end Dec. 31, 2016.
      • We now offer a new 64-bit version of MineSight 3D.


Recommended Hardware

Processor: Intel® Core i7 or similar1
Memory: 32 bit - 4 GB of RAM
64 bit2 – 16+ GB (32 GB for optimal performance)2
Hard Disk: 300+ GB 7200 rpm HDD or SSD
Graphics Card: Minimum - OpenGL 1.1 or later compliant graphics card (NVidia®)
For use with xViewer minimum is OpenGL 3.3 compliant card, recommended is
NVidia® Quadro Series with greater than OpenGL 3.3 support
Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher, dual monitors recommended
Other: DVD-ROM drive (required for MineSight updates) USB port (required for the MineSight security key)


Required Software: (not included)

  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Express (recommended)3
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (supported)
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 Express (supported)

Recommended Software: (not included)

  • Microsoft® Excel®
  • Adobe® Reader
  • Web browser or FTP product (Required to download the MineSight updates)

1 Users will see benefits of multicore and 64-bit architectures for selected components of MineSight.
2 Contact sales for additional license requirements to use 64 bit MineSight programs.
3 Users will see performance benefits of Standard/Enterprise versions of Microsoft® SQL Server when dealing with large databases. Microsoft ® SQL Server 2012 and 2014 have been verified with MineSight 2016 Release 1 and later.

Planning Support

For support of the Planning software suite, MineSight, please click here.