How can I determine whether my computer will run World of Warcraft?

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I looked up the minimum requirements, but how can I tell if my laptop has these?:

* Intel Pentium® III 800 MHz or AMD Athlon 800 MHz

* 512 MB or more of RAM

* 32 MB 3D graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting, such as NVIDIA® GeForce™ 2 class card or above

* DirectX® 9.0c (included) and latest video drivers

* 6.0 GB available HD space

* 4x CD-ROM drive

* A 56k or better Internet connection




  1. If you're on a Windows box, go to


    Control Panel


    That'll list all of the particulars about the hardware components like processor, RAM, graphics card, CD-ROM.

    To figure out how much hard disk space you've got, go to

    My Computer

    and right-click on the C: drive then select Properties

    Remember you can't use every bit of available drive space for the game; you have to leave as much a 1Gb for temp files and the operating system.

    DirectX is just a driver.  Download it.

    Your internet connection speed is determined by what kind of connection you have.  Some dial-up services can manage 56K; many can't.  DSL or cable will be fine.

  2. To see your computer specification:

    Go to your desktop or the start button>My comptuter>Then at side click "System information">it will tell you the processor and the hard drive and RAM details.


  3. Easy. Right click on My Computer and go to properties. That will tell you your processor type and how much RAM you have. You can go into the device manager and look at display drivers to see what kind of video you have and what kind of CD rom drive you have

    You can go to My Computer and right click on your local disk drive and click properties and that will tell you how much Hard Drive space you have. I would recommend going to and downloading the directx 9.0c if your not entirely sure if you even have directx.

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