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Can You Run It?

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

Can You Run It?

Do you often find yourself asking that question when you go to install a program on your computer? I play a lot of computer games, so I tend to ask myself that question a lot. Well, this Web site automatically checks your computer’s settings and compares them to what you’d like to install. And it does it in mere seconds!

The programs they have are mostly games, but with most computer games costing anywhere between $20 and $60 retail, you could be saving yourself a lot of money by finding out if your computer will even run the game before you buy it. I was very happy to see games for children on the list as well!

To get started, choose a game from the drop down menu and then click on the “Can You RUN It?” button. If you’re using Internet Explorer, you may have to install the ActiveX Control, so just go ahead and do that and you’ll then get your results.

Once the test is done, you can scroll down to see all of the different components it tested and where your computer rated. When I received my video card’s results, I found out I could update my drivers for it and it also provided a link to the manufacturer’s Web site to get those updates. How cool is that?!

On the right side of the main page, you’ll see a list of games that have recently been added to the compatibility list. Beneath the analyzer, you’ll find a listing of what the analyzer does, what the system requirements are to run it and a heads up about the ActiveX Control download I mentioned earlier. You’ll also find a link to their FAQ section, which answers any questions you may have. Check it out today!

~ Amanda

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