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FAQ: What are the Minimum Computer Requirements to Run FinishLynx?

Windows Operating System 

All FinishLynx software and plug-ins are developed for the Windows operating system. Therefore, all computers used by FinishLynx operators must be running some version of Windows. FinishLynx is not compatible with Apple, iOS, Android, or Linux operating systems. We don’t recommend you try to port the FinishLynx software to another operating system. 

FinishLynx is compatible with all modern versions of Windows, including: 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8+, 10, and 11. If you plan to use FinishLynx with Windows 8, please review the Windows 8 compatibility information provided here

Minimum Computer Specifications 

Generally, any Windows-based computer purchased in the last 10+ years should be powerful enough to run FinishLynx, LynxPad, and all other Lynx software. The more RAM and hard drive space it has, the easier it will be to capture large events. See the table below for our minimum and recommended computer specs. 

Computer SpecificationMinimumRecommended
Operating System Windows 98 or later Windows 10 or later 
Processor Speed 500 MHz 2 GHz Core i7 or higher
RAM 512 MB 8 GB or higher 
Storage 16 GB HD512 GB SSD or higher 
Screen Resolution 800 x 600 1920 x 1080 or higher 
Network Card 10/100 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet (RJ45 port)
USB 2+ 
Computer FeaturesNumber Pad
Matte Screen

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