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MPC
Last modified: Saturday, May 16, 1998 

Abbreviation of Multimedia Personal Computer, a software and hardware standard developed by a consortium of computer firms led by Microsoft. There are three MPC standards, called MPC, MPC2, and MPC3, respectively. Each specifies a minimum hardware configuration for running multimedia software.

To run MPC-2 software, you need at least an Intel 486SX microprocessor with a clock speed of 25 MHz, 4 MB (megabytes) of RAM, a VGA display, and a double-speed CD-ROM drive.

MPC3 specifies the following minimum configuration:

  • 8 MB RAM
  • 540 MB disk drive
  • 75 MHz Pentium processor
  • 4X CD-Rom
  • MPEG support
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