How to compare the game requirements with my PC specs?

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“How to compare game requirements with my PC?” is a question many gamers ask themselves who either lack technical knowledge or are new to the gaming universe. In this tutorial, we will show you how to determine if a video game is compatible with your PC or if you need to upgrade any components to meet the necessary requirements.

Checking the Minimum and Recommended Requirements of the Video Game

The first thing you should do is check the minimum and recommended requirements for the game you want to run. To do this, you have several options:

  • If it is in physical format, you will usually find it on the back or in the manual that comes with it.
  • You can also check it on the developer’s official website.
  • If it is in digital format, on sites like GOG, Humble Bundle, Steam, etc., the requirements are usually shown on the game’s purchase page.

Now you have one part, all you have to do is compare this to the hardware resources your PC has.

How to Know the Resources of My PC

To compare the requirements of the video game with the hardware installed on your PC, you can do it in several ways:

  • Check the specifications of your PC if it is a brand model on the website where you bought it or on the manufacturer’s official website.
  • Another option that applies to both brand PCs and clones is to use a third-party app to check the specifications. Among the most outstanding are: Speccy, AIDA64, and Hardware Monitor.

Regardless of which one you download and use, the steps to follow are very simple:

  1. Check the parameters specified in the requirements of the video game (usually CPU, RAM, storage space, GPU, DirectX, internet connection, etc.).
  2. Once you have them, compare them with the requirements of the video game to see if they are met, that is, if you have hardware equal to or greater than the requirements.
  3. If you have hardware equal to or greater than the minimum requirements, you will be able to run it.

Automatic Tools

There is also a very interesting website that can help you to perform all the work automatically. It contains two fundamental parts. On the one hand, you can follow these steps to know the requirements of the game:

  1. Access the “Can You Run It?” website.
  2. You will see a search box appear. Enter the title of the video game you want to check.
  3. Press the blue Can You Run It? search button.
  4. You will see the results appear immediately. You can scroll to see the minimum and recommended requirements of that title if it is in its database (it has thousands of titles, it is rare that it is not).
  5. Now you just have to compare these requirements with those of your PC to know the answer.

To know what your hardware is, then you should install on your Microsoft Windows operating system the app that this same page has for you, the System Requirements Lab. Just follow these steps:

  1. Download the app from its official website.
  2. Run the app that you just downloaded, it will be in your downloads folder.
  3. Once opened, you will see that its graphical interface is very simple. Once you start the analysis, it will check what your hardware is.
  4. Now you just have to compare the result with the one that the previous website gave you and see if you can run that video game or not.

We hope that with these tips you can keep up with the requirements of your favorite game and enjoy it to the fullest with your current performance.

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