Technical Requirements

Join us for the first-ever RIMS Virtual Conference & Expo—RiskLive!

You're ready to learn about the latest trends and innovations in the risk management industry and RiskLive! RIMS Virtual Conference & Expo taking place on November 12-13 is the place to start. And to ensure an optimal educational experience, here are the technical requirements that you will need to install and run the VirtualU Conference program.

You might need the help of your IT expert, or you can get technical help by calling 800-679-3646 and asking for the Virtual Department.

Minimum System Requirements

  • 1.4 GHz Pentium 4 or Amd CPU
  • 512 MB or greater Ram
  • Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
  • 1024x768 pixel Screen Resolution
  • 500MB free disk space
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • DirectX 8.1 or later
  • Windows Media Player 9 or later

However, for the best possible experience in VirtualU we recommend the following:

  • 2 GHz 32-bit (x86) CPU or better
  • 1 GB or more Ram
  • Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • 1024x768 pixel Screen Resolution or greater
  • 1 GB free hardrive space
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • DirectX 8.1 or later
  • Windows Media Player 9 or later
  • 3D accelerated video card with at least 256MB of video memory and the latest drivers

Software Requirements
In order to run in Direct3D accelerated mode, VirtualU requires at least DirectX 7.0 or later. If you do not have at least DirectX 7.0 on your computer and want to run in Direct3D mode, you should Download and install the latest DirectX from Microsoft. OpenGL and software modes do not require DirectX. Good performance in Direct3D and OpenGL modes also requires that you have the latest drivers installed for your 3D video-card. See our video-troubleshooting page for help with video drivers.

Internet Connection
You must have an active connection to the Internet in order to access VirtualU. Additionally, if you are running behind a firewall, VirtualU must be properly configured to run behind a firewall. Please review the firewall requirements.

Hard Disk Space
The initial install of VirtualU will take less than 5MB of space on your hard disk. However, as you travel in VirtualU, the objects you encounter are cached to disk for faster loading on your next visit. This can require a substantial amount of additional disk space. We recommend that you have at least 1 GB free on your hard disk at all times for best performance.