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Hardware Compatibility


This is a list of hardware tested under A2. It is not comprehensive. Please add your hardware to the list.


To get the CPU family, model and stepping, please run CPUID.Show ~ (A2). When your CPU vendor/family/model/stepping is already present in the list, please only update the 'Name(s)' column in the table.

Attention: Since Spring 2013 (A2 Rev. 5221) the version in the subversion repository requires CPU support for SSE2, i.e. a Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 and better is required (see also Wikipedia on SSE2 support). With older CPUs the standard A2 will not start; it must be built with FPU suppost instead of SSE.

VendorFamilyModelSteppingName(s)Cores (logical/physical)StatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
AMD050A02Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by AMD PCS1/1OK 26.06.2008staubesv
AMD0F0701Athlon 64 3700+1/1OK 23.01.2008staubesv
AMD0F0B01Athlon 64 X2 3800+2/2OKRequires revision >= 1365. In older revisions, A2 only runs in single-processor mode (MaxProcs=-1)15.07.2008staubesv
AMD0F0B02Athlon Dual Core 4450B2/2OK Rev. 5552 16.05.2014BernhardT
Intel060806Pentium III1/1OKup to SVN Rev 522123.01.2008staubesv
Intel060803Pentium III Coppermine1/1OKup to SVN Rev 522114.10.2009BernhardT
Intel060E08Core Duo T25002/2OK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel060F02Core(TM)2 CPU 6400@2.13GHz2/2PARTIALNeeds MaxProcs=123.01.2008staubesv
Intel060F072x Xeon E5346 Quadcore2x 4/4OKRequires revision >= 136515.07.2008staubesv
Intel060F0BCore(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600@2.40GHz4/2OKNeeds MaxProcs=423.01.2008fnecati
Intel061707Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300@2.50GHz4/4OKNeeds MaxProcs=426.06.2008staubesv
Intel0F0205Pentium 4 2.4GHz2/1OK 05.02.2008andre
Intel0F0207Pentium 4 2GHz1/1OK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel0F0403Pentium 4 3GHz2/1OK 06.02.2008andre
Intel0F0409Pentium 4 2.93GHz2/1PARTIALNeeds MaxProcs=-1, maybe because of SIS chipset?23.01.2008staubesv
Intel0F0605Pentium D 2.80GHz2/1PARTIALNeeds MaxProcs=-124.07.2008leledumbo
SIS050005SIS Vortex861/1OK 02.06.2008staubesv
VIA060D00VIA Eden 500MHz - Centaur Hauls1/1OK 31.07.2008andre


IEI/ICPRocky - P228BXDual PIII Slot-1 Intel BXAMIOKup to SVN Rev 522114.10.2009BernhardT

PCI family devices (PCI, PCIe, AGP, PCI-X,...)

When adding an entry to this list, please sort the list by the Vendor column. To get the PCI vendor ID, device ID and revision ID, use the command PCITools.Scan ~ (A2) or PCITools.Scan (Oberon). Note: The revision ID is the low byte of class/rev, e.g. 02 for class/rev 04030002

Graphic cards

VendorVendorIDDeviceIDRevDevice NameBusStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]1022208100Geode LX Video?OK 26.06.2008staubesv
ATI Technologies Inc1002415000RV350 AP [Radeon 9600]AGPOK 23.01.2008staubesv
ATI Technologies Inc1002544600Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF?OK 23.01.2008staubesv
ATI Technologies Inc10025B6000RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)]PCIeOK 06.02.2008andre
ATI Technologies Inc100271C400M56GL [Mobility FireGL V5200]PCIeOKNeeds patched DisplayLinear.Mod for some VESA modes23.01.2008staubesv
ATI Technologies Inc1002597400RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200]?OK Rev. 5552BernhardT
Intel Corporation808625720282865G Integrated Graphics Controller?OK 05.02.2008andre
Matrox Graphics102B051A01MGA 1064SG MystiquePCIOK 14.10.2009BernhardT
nVidia Corporation10DE002815NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro]AGP 4xOK 28.03.2008andre
nVidia Corporation10DE0141A2NV43 [Geforce 6600]PCIeOK 08.02.2008andre
nVidia Corporation10DE0150A4NV15 [Geforce2 GTS/Pro]?OK 23.01.2008staubesv
nVidia Corporation10DE0162A1NV44 [GeForce 6200SE Turbo Cache]?OK 23.01.2008staubesv
nVidia Corporation10DE0185C1NV18 [GeForce4 MX 4000 AGP 8x]AGP 8xOK 07.02.2008andre
nVidia Corporation10DE0392A1G70 [GeForce 7600 GS]PCIe x16OK 26.06.2008staubesv
nVidia Corporation10DE0421A1GeForce 8500 GTPCIeOKNeeds DMem=1638423.01.2008fnecati
SIS1039531500550 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter?OK 02.06.2008staubesv
VIA Technologies, Inc.1106315700CX700M2 UniChrome PRO II Graphicson-boardOK 31.07.2008andre

Sound cards

VendorVendorIDDeviceIDRevDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
Intel Corporation808624450282801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio ControllerOK 28.03.2008andre
Intel Corporation808624D50282801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio ControllerOK 06.02.2008andre

Disk controllers

VendorVendorIDDeviceIDRevDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
Intel Corporation808624110282801AA IDEOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation8086244B0482801BA IDE U100 ControllerOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation808624D10282801EB (ICH5) SATA ControllerOK 07.02.2008andre
Intel Corporation808624DB0282801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE ControllerOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation808626510382801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA ControllerOK 05.02.2008andre
Intel Corporation808627C40282801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE ControllerOKMust be set to non-AHCI mode in BIOS23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation808629260282801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE ControllerOKMust be set to IDE mode in BIOS23.01.2008fnecati
Intel Corporation808629210282801IB (ICH9) 2 port SATA IDE ControllerOKMust be set to IDE mode in BIOS23.01.2008fnecati
Intel Corporation80863A260082801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE ControllerOKMust be set to compatible in BIOS26.06.2008staubesv
nVidia Corporation10DE00E3A2CK8S Serial ATA Controller (v2.5)OK 23.01.2008staubesv
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]1039018201182 SATA/RAID ControllerOKNeeds ATADetect=legacy23.01.2008staubesv
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]10395513D05513 [IDE]OK 02.06.2008staubesv

USB controllers

VendorVendorIDDeviceIDRevDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]1022209402CS5536 [Geode companion] OHCOK 26.06.2008staubesv
Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]1022209502CS5536 [Geode companion] EHCOK 26.06.2008staubesv
ALi Corporation10B9523703USB 1.1 Controller (OHCI)OK 26.06.2008staubesv
ALi Corporation10B9523901USB 2.0 Controller (EHCI)FAILUREDoes not work26.06.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation808624120282801AA USBOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation80862442,24440482801BA/BAM USB Controller #1, #2OK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation808624D2, 24D4, 24D7, 24DE0282801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1, #2, #3, #4OK 05.02.2008andre
Intel Corporation808624DD0282801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI ControllerOK 05.02.2008andre
Intel Corporation80862658, 2659, 265A, 265B0382801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 family) USB UHCI Controller #1, #2, #3, #4OK 05.02.2008andre
Intel Corporation8086265C0382801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI ControllerOK 05.02.2008andre
Intel Corporation808627C8, 27C9, 27CA, 27CB0282801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1, #2, #3, #4OK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation808627CC0282801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI ControllerOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation80862934,2935,2936,2937,2938,29390282801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6OK 23.01.2008fnecati
Intel Corporation8086293A,293C0282801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1,#2OK 23.01.2008fnecati
Intel Corporation80863A34,3A35,3A36,3A37,3A38,3A390082801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6OK 26.06.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation80863A3A,3A3C0082801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1,#2OK 26.06.2008staubesv
nVidia Corporation10DE00E7A1CK8S USB Controller (OHCI)OK 23.01.2008staubesv
nVidia Corporation10DE00E8A2nForce3 EHCI USB 2.0 ControllerOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]1039700101USB 1.0 ControllerOK 25.02.2008 (Rev. 963)staubesv
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS]1039700201USB 2.0 ControllerFAILUREDoes not work25.02.2008 (Rev. 963)staubesv
VIA Technologies, Inc.1106303801USB 1.1 ControllerOK 31.07.2008andre
VIA Technologies, Inc.1106310401USB 2.0 ControllerPARTIALNOT HiSpeed31.07.2008andre

Network Interface Controllers

VendorVendorIDDeviceIDRevDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
3Com Corporation10B79200783c905C-TX/TX-M [Tornado]OK 23.01.2008staubesv
Realtek Semiconductor Co.10EC813910RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+OKSome problems, however23.01.2008staubesv
Realtek Semiconductor Co.10EC816910RTL-8169 Gigabit EthernetOKNeeds to restart driver sometimes23.01.2008staubesv
Intel Corporation808610640382562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) EthernetOK 05.02.2008andre


VendorVendorIDDeviceIDRevDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
Brooktree Corporation109E036E11Bt878 Video CaptureOK 28.03.2008andre

USB Devices

When adding an entry to this list, please sort the list by vendor. To get the USB vendor ID, product ID and device revision, use the command UsbInfo.Show ~ or WMUsbInfo.Open ~(A2). For the Vendor and Device Name field, please specifiy the strings listed on the device hardware itself - not the strings retrieved by the tools listed above.

Input devices

VendorVendorIDProductIDRevisionDevice NameDevice TypeStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
BenQ0D6200041.00Versato Model 6512-MEKeyboardOK 23.01.2008staubesv
CH Products068E00FF0.0CH Flight Sim YokeFlight YokeOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Cherry GmbH046A00010.26RS 6000 USB KeyboardKeyboardOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Logitech Inc.046DC0248.02MX300 Optical MouseMouseOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Logitech Inc.046DC03E2.0M-BT58 Wheel MouseMouseOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Logitech Inc.046DC2152.04Extreme 3D ProJoystickOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Logitech Inc.046DC5182.03V450 Cordless Mouse for NotebooksMouseOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Thrustmaster044FB30A1.00Firestorm Wireless GamepadGamepadOK 23.01.2008staubesv
Thrustmaster044FB6531.00Race GT Force Feedback ProWheelFAILEDCannot read report descriptor23.01.2008staubesv

Mass storage devices

VendorVendorIDProductIDRevisionDevice NameStatusBootableRemarksReleaseAuthor
Iomega, Inc.059B00311.0Iomega ZIP 100 Type 3 USBOKYes 05.02.2008andre
Ours Technology, Inc.0EA021682.0Transcend JetFlash USB 64MBOKYes 05.02.2008andre
SanDisk Corporation078189403.07ImageMate 12 in 1 readerOK? 23.01.2008staubesv
Sony Corporation054C019E1.0USM512EOKYesSuperb performance23.01.2008staubesv
Teac067B25071.00HD-36 PUK-A 320GB H.D.D.OKYes 23.01.2008staubesv
Y-E Data, Inc.057B00005.01LaCie Pocket USB FDD 1.44MBOKYes 05.02.2008andre
M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers08EC00122.0Disk2Go 128MBOKYes 08.02.2008andre
JMTek, LLC0C7600051.0JMT USB Flash Drive 64MBOKYes 05.02.2008andre
HLDS (Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.)152E25070.0LG GSA-E50N Portable Multi DVD Rew.OKYes 27.02.2008andre

Network devices

VendorVendorIDProductIDRevisionDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
Linksys13B100182Linksys USB200M (100Mbps)OKBased on ASIX AX88772??staubesv


VendorVendorIDProductIDRevisionDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor

Other devices

VendorVendorIDProductIDRevisionDevice NameStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
Broadcom Corp.0A5C21101.00BCM2045B Bluetooth DongleOK Revision >832staubesv
Garmin International091E00030.01Garmin GPS18 USBOKNo application interface23.01.2008staubesv
Gigabyte0A1200012.02Bluetooth USB dongleOK 23.01.2008staubesv


If A2 does not run on your system at all or needs some special cautions to make it run, please add your system configuration to this list.

VendorNameNumber of CoresConfigurationStatusRemarksReleaseAuthor
LenovoThinkpad T60p 2007VAC2Core Duo T2500, Intel ICH7, ATI FireGL V5200, BCM2045B Bluetooth DongleOKNeeds ExtMemSize, needs patched DisplayLinear for 1400x1050 display resolution23.01.2008staubesv
CustomOctopus82x Xeon E5345 2.33GHz, Intel S5000XVN/XSL mainboardPARTIALPCI bus driver does not work, requires ATADetect=legacyRev. 1450staubesv
SamsungR518 (NP-R518-DA04)2Intel Core Duo T4200 (2.0GHz), Intel ICH9, Intel GMA X4500, Atheros AR242x 802.11abg adapter, BCM2046 Bluetooth DongleOKNeeds ExtMemSize17.07.2009sage
HP Compaqevo dc57502AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Pro, ATI Radeon Xpress (RS482), BroadcomOKrequires ATADetect=legacy, Network not yet testedRev. 5552BernhardT
HP Compaqevo dc58502AMD Athlon 4450B, ATI Radeon 3100, Broadcom NetXtremeOKrequires ATADetect=legacy or BIOS Storage Options: Native Mode IDE, Network not yet testedRev. 2958BernhardT
Fujitsu TSEsprimo E79362Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 2x2.7GHzOKworks out of the box, USB & Network not yet testedA2, SVN Rev. 4122BernhardT
Fujitsu-SiemensEsprimo E56002SIS chipset, AMD Radeon HD6450 Graphics, upgraded to Athlon Dual Core 2GHzOKworks with BIOS SATA Setting to native, USB & Network not yet testedA2, SVN Rev. 5528BernhardT
Fujitsu-SiemensScenic E6001Intel P4 2.8GHzOKworks out of the box, USB & Network not yet testedA2, SVN Rev. 5528BernhardT

Virtual Machines

SunVirtualBox3.0.0.r49315OKNeeds ATADetect=legacy, slow, does not work on all machinesBohdanT/staubesv
VMWareVMWare Player2.0.2 build-59824OKSet Windows 98 as guest OSstaubesv
VMWareVMWare Workstation6.0.2 build-59824OKSet Windows 98 as guest OSstaubesv
VMWareVMWare Fusion for Mac1.1.3 build-94249OK andre
Fabrice Bellard, Peter Maydell et al.QEMU2.1+dfsg-9OK for A2.iso and for Oberon0.DskIn Debian Wheezy, qemu-system-i386.easthope
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