Hardware

The college is committed to a yearly computer replacement cycle with configurations for MAC and PC to ensure that equipment is kept up-to-date and therefore able to support instruction, administration and student services.

Most users are on a 5 year replacement cycle. Three year cycle computers are assigned to faculty who teach courses requiring computers or labs where the most current software is a requirement for a course. Other computers are updated by cascading 3 year cycle equipment; these computers are typically installed in low use areas.

Desktop equipment replaced more than a year ago is also standardized with at least memory of 4Gb and hard drive of 160Gb.

Specific hardware for your area can be purchased by your area as approved by your manager.  For hardware specific to your area, please contact the SCC Helpline via email, or online (only available from on campus) prior to purchase.

The replacement cycle spreadsheet is sorted by division, asset location, projected replacement year and computer type.  The spreadsheet includes information on function.  Common functions are FS (Faculty/Staff) and Lab.  To look up a specific computer, use the asset location number which can be found on a label on your tower.  The convention employed in creating the Asset Location number is the room number, dash, serial number (LR220-470318).  If you would like to sort this spreadsheet, you must download and save it.


Computer Hardware Configurations

PC HARDWARE

Existing:

  • Minimum Configuration-HP5800
  • 4Gb Ram
  • 160Gb Hard Drive
  • Rewrite CD/DVD drive
  • Multiple USB ports (6 back & 2 front)
  • Sound on-board
  • Video on-board
  • Support for at least 2 monitors

MAC HARDWARE

Existing:

  • iMac 21.5 – inch
  • 2Gb Ram
  • 500Gb Hard Drive
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Ati Radeon HD 2400 XT 128 Mb (early 2008)

New:

  • iMac 21.5-inch
  • 065-C27P 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, Turbo
  • Boost up to 3.2GHz
  • 065-C27W Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • 065-C1GJ 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2x4GB
  • 065-C1GP 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
  • 065-C1H7 Apple Mouse
  • 065-C1HD Apple Keyboard with numeric keypad