How to ensure your PC meets new games system requirements ?

Introducing a simple yet effective tool to verify system reqs before running a game on your PC

Wandering around the different gaming vendors forums i often meet gamers complaining about issues when trying to run different PC games. The root cause of those issues, is simply the fact that those gamers’ PCs don’t meet the minimum system requirements required to run the game. Mostly, the issues are related to non-supported video cards.

It is our responsibility as gamers to perform a system requirements test before we buy a new game or install a demo that we downloaded from the vendor’s website.

Systems Requirement lab has made a free tool that we can use in order to ensure that our  PC meets different games’ requirements. The tool  looks at your computer’s hardware and system software to determine whether or not your current system can run a game. It specifies whether your system meets the game’s minimum requirement as well as its recommended configuration.  The tool is being updated quite frequently, and thus it supports system requirement testing for new games such us the Medal of Honor Airborne demo and BioShock. I believe they will also support the already released FIFA 2008 Demo, as well as the  Crysis Demo (to be released on September 25th ) and Halo 3. 

The tool usage is straightforward. Simply select the product you would like to test requirements for and click on the Can you Run it? button. The tool will install a non intrusive ActiveX/Java browser component on your PC that will scan your system and determine whether it meets the game requirements. Note that you can easily uninstall the ActiveX/Java browser component from the Add/Remove Program in the Control Panel when the analysis is complete.

System Requirements test

System Requirements testing tool

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  1. Nirmal says:

    Is this only for games? It would have been great if they provide for popular softwares also.

  2. Gili says:

    Nirmal – the System Requirements tool seem to support only gaming system requirements. To date, i didn’t yet find a universal tool for checking system requirements for software made by different vendors.

  3. This service is cool , i blogged about it a while back .

  4. Vijay says:

    I too blogged about it a long while back 😉
    I found it quite useful with its graphical representation and all!

  5. Gili says:

    :) , it seems we are all in the same niche… specially Madhur and myself…

  6. Susan says:

    This is awesome….I’ll definitely need to share this with my husband…. Especially since BioShock came out.

  7. Tom says:

    Nice Games Thanks!

  8. Steve says:

    Systems Requirement lab is nice if you already have a game in mind, but what about people like me who don’t? I want to put in my system specs (or better yet have them scanned like Systems Requirement lab does) and be given a list of games my system supports. Anybody know of anything like this?

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  10. giri says:

    i want to know minimum configuration required for fifa 08

  11. rod says:

    How the heck does this work??? Everytime I click for drop down I get taken to another screen where the image looks like a bad smudge on a newspaper page!
    All I want to do is check if Fifa08 would work. :(

  12. christos tassios says:

    thank you very much for your support

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