System Requirements (TeamSpeak 2)
Please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements before using TeamSpeak.

If you're looking for the minimum system requirements for TeamSpeak 3, click here.

TeamSpeak 2 Windows Client - Minimum Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • Pentium 166 MHz CPU
  • 64 MBytes of RAM
  • 6 MBytes of harddisk space
  • DirectX 8.1 (available at http://www.microsoft.com/directx)
  • An Internet connection or LAN
  • A full-duplex soundcard
  • A microphone (if you want to be able to talk, not just listen)
TeamSpeak 2 Linux Client - Minimum Requirements
  • Distribution of Linux
  • Pentium 166 MHz CPU
  • 64 MBytes of RAM
  • 10 MBytes of harddisk space
  • An X server (like XFree86)
  • An Internet connection or LAN
  • A full-duplex soundcard
  • A microphone (if you want to be able to talk, not just listen)
TeamSpeak 2 Windows Server - Minimum Requirements
  • Microsoft Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • Pentium 166 MHz processor and 64 MBytes of RAM for Windows 98 and 98 Second Edition
  • Pentium II class processor and 128 MBytes of RAM for all other Windows flavours
TeamSpeak 2 Linux Server - Minimum Requirements
  • Distribution of Linux (we recommend the use of Debian Linux)
  • For a console Linux box (without running a graphical user interface like an X server or equivalents) a Pentium 100 MHz processor and 32 MBytes of RAM will suffice
  • For a Linux box with a graphical user interface we recommend a Pentium 166 MHz processor with 64 MBytes of RAM
TeamSpeak 2 - Bandwidth Requirements
  • The amount of users a TeamSpeak server can handle depends primarily on the server's Internet connection as CPU usage is very low
  • Most typical home based DSL and Cable Modem connections may have difficulty handling more than 5 to 10 simultaneous users at a time
  • If you experience choppiness or lag when speaking due to bandwidth limitations, you may want to consider visiting our Authorized Hosters page and renting a server
TeamSpeak 2 - Server Farming Recommendations

Authorized TeamSpeak Host Providers (ATHPs) that intend to mass-provision or "farm" TeamSpeak servers should be aware of the following recommendations to optimize performance and stability:
  • Spawn no more than 50 to 75 virtual servers maximum per TeamSpeak instance (running binary)
  • Although MySQL (3.x) support is available, in TeamSpeak 2 it is still somewhat experimental and not recommended for use in a production environment
  • Consider using the native SQLite TeamSpeak 2 database which is installed by default