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Where do I find GPU and CPU info for my computer?


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#1 NikiLynn

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

My son wants to purchase and download Minecraft, but we want to make sure we have all the requirements before he spends his hard earned $27.00. Can someone tell me where/how to see if our older computer is going to be compatible?

This is what I need, apparently:
System Recommendations
Here's the rough minimum requirements for a computer playing Minecraft:
Latest version of 64-bit Java (download Java here)
RAM: 2 GB
GPU: Intel GMA 950 or AMD Equivalent
CPU: Intel P4/NetBurst Architecture or AMD Equivalent

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:21 PM

What version operating system are you running?

(XP, Vista, Windows 7)


Scratch this cause if I would have looked at the forum you are in I would see you have Windows 7.





Realized he has windows 7 and added my ut oh comment

Edited by herg62123, 20 July 2012 - 09:26 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:24 PM

Left Click Start, move cursor on to Computer but Right Click once, go down to properties and left click

this should open device info like ram, processor, etc......
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

So, it says the processor is intel Core i3CPU M380@2.53 Hz
4GB RAM
But I don't see anything about GPU. Am I just dense? Sorry, I don't know :-(

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:58 AM

Go to start, right click computer, and click properties (same screen you were at before).

On this screen you will have a Rating: [X.X] Windows Experience Index

Click the "Windows Experience Index" text. It is underlined & blue. On the new screen, click "view and print detailes...".

All of your information should be there.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:10 AM

You can download and use SIW (System Information for Windows) to view the complete hardware components of your computer. After running the program, go to Video - Video Adapter.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:05 AM

You can download and use SIW (System Information for Windows) to view the complete hardware components of your computer. After running the program, go to Video - Video Adapter.




I don't think that link is what is needed...64-bit version of SIW at http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.php . Scroll down to Home version, which is free.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 21 July 2012 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

Thanks everyone. I still don't see anything specific about GPU. It just says it's an Intel processor. Not sure we have compatibility or not....

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:57 PM

Are you looking at the detail reflected for Hardware/Video in SIW?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

Use Speccy to provide details of your computer's configuration.

Download,free speccy , http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download , install, and run.
After Speccy has finished gathering information, click File > Publish Snapshot.
Click Yes. A web address will be displayed.
Click Copy to Clipboard and paste it in your next post.
Include your computer's manufacturer and model number, if available.

Edited by caperjac, 22 July 2012 - 03:08 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:27 AM

I don't think that link is what is needed...64-bit version of SIW

The link at majorgeeks for SIW is not working for some reason. The SIW x86/32 bit version will work on a 64 bit OS as I am using it right now on Win 7 64 OS.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:47 AM

It will run, but for example here is someone with the same CPU/GPU complaining it's too slow even on low quality settings:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120326151720AAzKgha

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 09:20 PM

My son wants to purchase and download Minecraft, but we want to make sure we have all the requirements before he spends his hard earned $27.00. Can someone tell me where/how to see if our older computer is going to be compatible?

This is what I need, apparently:
System Recommendations
Here's the rough minimum requirements for a computer playing Minecraft:
Latest version of 64-bit Java (download Java here)
RAM: 2 GB
GPU: Intel GMA 950 or AMD Equivalent
CPU: Intel P4/NetBurst Architecture or AMD Equivalent

Any old computer can run Minecraft but a decent one will give you better gameplay



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 09:23 PM

Thanks everyone. I still don't see anything specific about GPU. It just says it's an Intel processor. Not sure we have compatibility or not....

a gpu that is visible will work just fine  



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 03:02 AM

Jeff, welcome to Bleeping Computer! But did you notice you're replying to a discussion from over 3 years ago?


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