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Checking your Computer Meets a Minimum Specification
Posted by Dovetail Games Support on 19 May 2017 11:50 AM

Finding out your whether your computer's configuration, which can be infinitely unique, meets or exceeds a minimum specification is easy - your computer can provide all the information you need. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Run dialog by pressing the Windows Key + R on your Keyboard;
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  3. OR (If your keyboard does not include a Windows Key):
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  5. If you’re using Windows 8 or 8.1
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  7. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. Or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search. Type Run in the Search box, and then click Run in the Search Results.
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  9. If you’re using Windows 10 or Windows 7
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  11. Click Start, type Run in the Search box, and then click Run in the Search Results.
  1. In the Run dialog, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
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  3. Dxdiag
  1. The DirectX Diagnostic Tool will pop up and consists of several tabbed pages:
    • System provides details on your installed Operating System (including the operating precision, 32-bit or 64-bit), Processor model and speed, Memory and DirectX Version;
    • Display provides details on the physical displays (TV or monitor) connected to the computer. Sometimes it’s useful to understand the maximum resolution and refresh rate capability of your display;
    • Render provides details on discreet high performance display adapters (referred to as Graphics Card or Graphics Processing Unit or GPU). Look for information such as nVidia GeForce, nVidia GTX, AMD Radeon or AMD RX. The numbers following these will often provide the specific model or version of display adaptor. You’ll also find details on available Display Memory (VRAM).
  2. Simply compare the numbers reported by your computer to those required for the software application in question.

Who is this Document For?

Those who are using Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7.