CanYouRunIt: Can Your Computer Run that Game?

Kaly (Arslan Esengulov) 06-01-2008

A must-bookmark website for all gamers. CanYouRunIt is one-click web tool that inspects your computer’s hardware and configuration settings to determine whether or not your system can run a particular game. Basically, it compares your hardware components against the minimum and recommended requirements for any game you choose. If the minimum requirements aren’t met it will make recommendations on what needs to be done to run that game.


How does it work?

  • Select the game you plan to play and click run.
  • Wait for about 1-2 minutes until it generates your report.


  • Choose from more than 400 popular games. New games are added on a regular basis.
  • Get custom upgrade recommendations depending on the games you want to play.
  • Works with: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Media Center, and Vista.
  • Supported browsers: Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  • No registration required.
  • CanYouRunIt evaluates only your hardware and software settings and does NOT collect any personal information.

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  1. adkom
    October 17, 2009 at 8:55 am

    will it ever be possible to use this on windows 7?
    i waited for like 5 minutes while the text says: 'it will take 1 to 2 minutes'. then i discovered that it not runs on Windows 7. :S

    anyway; is there an other site how does support windows 7 enterprize?

  2. Alison
    June 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I ran this test and I got Unknown for both The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. I know my system runs the second one but the result was still Unknown. Is there another site that can analyze my system and tell me if my pc meets the min. requirements to run a certain game?

  3. left4dead
    March 18, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    if you're using firefox use opera
    if u are using opera try firefox

  4. Alex
    February 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I get a message that the ActiveX contains a Trojan "Zlob".
    I use Bullguard Internet Security.


  5. Rudy
    September 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Also see Same as can u run it Enjoy!!!

  6. no oblivion
    May 13, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    i take that back... its under T for The elder scrolls

  7. no oblivion
    May 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    it has no elder scroll games like oblivion

  8. BSoD
    March 29, 2008 at 1:35 am

    I have the same problem as the above poster; I keep getting Unkown for my results. I tried it on a slew of different games: games I knew I could run, games I wasn't sure about, new games, and old games. Is there any explanation for this, or anyway that this can be remedied?

  9. Guest
    March 2, 2008 at 4:22 am

    System Requirements Lab does not work for me anymore... instead of getting the results like I used to, all the results are the same that I get for every game: Unknown

    What's the deal??? I allow the applet to download and run, yet still Unknown is the result.....

    I wish I could remember the name of the other website that could check to see if your computer would run games... it is just like system requirements lab and at least it works!!

  10. Kat
    January 6, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    This website is also known as System Requirements Lab.