How To Find If Your Computer Can Run A Game Or Not

Can You Run It Logo - © TechNorms If you own a computer, chances are petty good that you have played games on your computer. The choice of games on computers is quite huge.

You can play simple Windows games like Mine Sweeper or Hearts or play Online flash games.

And then there are games created by Gaming companies.

In order to play these games, a computer needs fulfill a certain minimum system requirements. It’s not always easy to determine if your computer would be able to run the game.We have previously seen,  how to check DirectX version on computer. Now we take it a step further to check the complete computer configuration

“Can You Run It?” is a useful online service by The System Requirements lab – which quickly scans your system configuration and lets you know if the game you were hoping to play would run on your computer or not.

Can Your Run It? – Check Minimum System Requirements For PC Games:

If you want to determine whether your computer can run a game or not, you can always check for the minimum system requirements for the game on the game website and check them with your computers configuration manually – or you can use Can You Run It website.

This site provides a One-Click solution that looks at your computer’s hardware and system software to determine whether or not your current system can run a product. Each of your computer’s components is evaluated to see how well it meets the minimum and recommended requirements for specific products.

How to test you computer with this tool:

When you visit the website you are shown a simple search box where you can input the name of any game you want to check. You can even select the name from the dropdown menu. Once you select the product you click the “Can You Run It?” button on the right.

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What It Does For Running The Test:

For running the test on your computer, it downloads a small ActiveX component (Internet Explorer) or Java Applet(Firefox/Chrome) and scans your systems configuration.

Then it compares the configuration with system requirements for your specified game. In the above example we tested if our computer can run “Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2”.

The Test Results:

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It shows you if your computer is able to run the game you tested. It also shows the exact specs that the game requires and how does it compare it with your computers components.

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The details shown help you understand which components are not meeting the requirements, if any, and suggest upgrade suggestions.

Conclusion:

Can you run it? is useful resource for anyone who wants to quickly check their system specs, before buying or trying to download any game. It not only automates this tasks but also offers the upgrade suggestions needed to run any game.

Visit Can You Run It? website.



  • Tennisprincemike

    Added it earlier today. I really enjoy this little handy tool. Since my video card acts funny towards some games that are slightly out of my league to play, it really does a thorough scan and lets you know if your up to par with the games minimum and reccomended setting or not. ^_^

  • http://www.technorms.com Viki

    Yup! I have found it incredibly useful on more than one occasion. Glad you like.
    I am currently writing about a another nice freeware tool for Windows customization – I am sure you would like it, since you enjoy our Windows 7 Themes. :)

  • Anonymous

    Computer games are intersting ,I like palying computer games online  very much.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your post! I used to install and then uninstall games to test.