MEPIS is compatible with Pentium and Athlon processors. Itanium and AMD64 processors will be supported with the early 2007 release of SimplyMEPIS 6.5 64-bit version.
To run from hard drive, MEPIS needs at least 128 MB RAM.
When running from CD, the performance may be very poor with only 128MB.
When installing MEPIS on a hard drive, at least 2 GB of space is required but 4 GB is preferred.
A hard drive or CDROM drive may be IDE, SATA, SCSI, or USB but when MEPIS is installed, the root partition must be on an IDE or SATA drive.
A USB drive should be connected only through a USB2 adapter. USB1 adapters are too slow for hard drives.
MEPIS automatically supports most of the latest chipsets including VIA and NForce.