Differences in Revisions: Hardware

# Hardware
 
[![](./fountainnetworks/ipfire-duo.jpg)](./fountainnetworks/duo)
[![](./lightningwirelabs/ipfire-duo.jpg)](./lightningwirelabs/duo)
 
## Requirements (Recommended)
 
| Processor | i586-compatible x86 CPU with 1 GHz or better or a [supported ARM SBC](./arm) |
| Memory | 1GB or greater |
| Storage | at least 4GB of harddisk storage |
| Network | at least two Ethernet network adapters |
 
Read more about [](./requirements) of IPFire.
 
## Hardware Mythbusters
 
A collection of articles explains which hardware features are desirable for IPFire and which hardware should be avoided to not risk any hardware failures or bad performance.
 
* [](./mythbusters)
 
## System Examples
 
[![](./lightningwirelabs/lightningwirelabs-eco1.jpg)](./lightningwirelabs)
 
* [](./lightningwirelabs)
* [](./fountainnetworks)
* [](./pcengines)
 
## Hardware Compatibility Lists (HCLs)
 
### Platforms
 
Basically any x86 based system (with AMD or Intel processor) works very well with IPFire. The [](./arm) architecture however is not that compatible. Please check out which single board computers are supported and which not in the [](./arm) hardware section.
 
### Components
 
* [](./networking)
* [](./mass-storage)
* [](../cryptography/hardware)
* [Hardware Random Number Generators (HWRNGs)](../cryptography/entropy)