T.O.V.A. 9.1 System Requirements

Please read these system requirements carefully. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Computer Requirements

The T.O.V.A. 9.1 requires a computer that has:

  • Intel or AMD x86-64 processor running at 1 GHz or better
  • 2 GB of RAM memory
  • 2 GB hard drive space free
  • USB Type A port (or Type C with an adapter)
  • 10" or larger display that supports 1024 x 768 resolution or greater
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10
    • Windows 10 in S mode must be switched to run the T.O.V.A.
  • Any Mac running Mac OS X 10.8.5 or newer
    • macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or newer may need extra steps during installation.
  • Always plug into a power outlet during testing.

Please see our compatibility page for specific system recommendations and incompatibilities.

External Audio/Video ("EAV") Setup Requirements

The EAV setup allows testing without rebooting your computer.

  • Requires an external VGA monitor, as on a desktop computer.
  • Requires external speakers with a standard 3.5 mm stereo plug for the auditory T.O.V.A. test.
  • A VGA adapter may be required. See the EAV page for details.
  • Disable Sleep/Standby mode to avoid test failure.

Precision Test Environment ("PTE") Setup Requirements

The PTE setup is simpler, without external monitor or speakers.

  • Testing requires rebooting your computer.
  • Some computers may need a T.O.V.A. boot CD or flash drive.
  • Some wireless keyboards or mice may not be supported.