Tested Hardware

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This page lists a few systems that have been tested and the results of those tests. This may help you in selecting compatible hardware for ArcaOS. This list is an evolving work in progress and is not a comprehensive list. This list is for reference only. Your results may vary.

Key (unless otherwise specified in the comments):

  • Good – All standard features work (CPU, Disk, Video, LAN, USB)
  • OK – Has problems but can be made to work. Some standard features may have problems or not work.
  • Poor – Does not work well. Not recommended.


2017-07-19Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 MotherboardGoodBoard is somewhat flaky. Works well only if all overclock settings are disabled in the BIOS. Sound does not work with Uniaud.
2017-07-07ECS Essentials KAM1-I MotherboardGoodWorks well. Requires PSD 3.23.06 or higher, MMRE v1.0.0 or higher, and Uniaud 2.02.04 or higher.
2017-07-09Compaq CQ58 LaptopOKBIOS fails to configure PCI bus properly. Can be worked around.
2017Lenovo T500 ThinkPadGoodWorks well including WiFi, Sound.
2017Lenovo T60 ThinkPadGoodWorks well including WiFi, Sound.
2018Foxconn H61APGoodWorks well including Sound. Has AHCI disk, EHCI USB, Realtek NIC, COM, LPT, Intel video
2019Lenovo S30OKThe ACPI from Lenovo has serious problems. Requires ACPI driver v3.23.11 or higher to workaround those problems. System still has minor issues even with the workarounds.
2019RTD CME 136686LXGoodRequires ArcaOS 5.0.4 or higher. Hardware has no MTRRs so video performance is a little slow. A BIOS defect hangs the system during USB handoff if a USB keyboard or USB mouse is plugged in during boot.
2019ASUS B350M-A with Ryzen CPUGoodWorks well except sound. AHCI Disk, Panorama Video, XHCI USB, Realtek Network all work great.

This entry last updated: by David Azarewicz