How To Know If Your Computer Can Run A Game Or Not...

Saturday, July 2, 2011 , Posted by Anugrah Narain at 6:18 AM



If you play only Mines sweeper or Solitaire in your computer or play online flash games then you don’t need this service as these games can be run on any computer. But if you play games created by gaming companies like EA, Ubisoft etc then this trick will come handy.
You want to play a high-end 3D game. You go to the stores and buy it paying few bucks and come home. The next thing you’ll do is open the computer and install it on your desktop or notebook. After the installation is over you’ll definitely run the game. But, puff the screen goes black, white, shows error, your pc goes insane. You again go back to your CD cover and check out minimum system requirements. You find that you’ve latest hardware configuration but even though your pc is finding hard to run the game.

Reasons may be uncountable, may be your software problem, or your drivers aren’t updated. Whatever the reason is it’s almost impossible to find the solution or at least time consuming to troubleshoot it.

As there are lot of games and to play these games your computer needs to have some minimum specifications otherwise the game won’t run. “Can You Run It?” is an useful free online service that automatically scans your computer and checks whether you can run a specific game or not.

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


1.   Visit Can you run it? Website
2.   Now you have to select the game which you want to test.You can either type the name of the game or select it from dropdown menu.


3.   Once you have  selected your game click on Can you Run it? Button

4.   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.

5.   It will give a detailed result with information about each component and will also tell you at which point your computer fails in meeting the requirements.

6.   I have tested  Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in my computer and here are the results


Can You Run It? Is a great service that will help you decide whether you should buy or download a game or not.

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. Recommendations are made on how to update or upgrade each component which does not meet the listed requirements. Sometimes, a simple, free software download is all that is needed. Sometimes you'll find that you need a different video card to fully experience what the game has to offer.

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