Are you eager to play Minecraft but not sure whether your computer is powerful enough to run it? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. Read on and you’ll know the Minecraft system requirements.

What are the system requirements for Minecraft?

A computer’s core components are CPU, GPU and RAM. You need to check this information on your computer then you can check whether your computer matches the minimum or ideal requirements.

  1. Minimum system requirements for Minecraft
  2. Recommended system requirements for Minecraft
  3. How to check system information in my computer
  4. Bonus Tip

Minimum system requirements for Minecraft

Here are the minimum system requirements for Minecraft, and make sure your computer has met the minimum requirements.

Operating SystemWindows 7 and up
CPU Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4000 or AMD Radeon R5 series | NVIDIA GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series
HDD 180 MB to 1 GB available space
Memory 4 GB RAM

Recommended system requirements for Minecraft

The recommended system requirements represent the ideal situation to run the program. And the Minecraft recommended system requirements for PC are as below:

Operating System64-bit Windows 10
CPU Intel Core i5 4690 | AMD A10 7800 or equivalent
GPUNVIDIA GeForce 700 Series | AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series
HDD 4 GB (SSD recommended) available space
Memory 8 GB RAM

How to check system information in my computer

Since you’ve known the minimum and recommended system requirements to play Minecraft, you should also know the system specifications in your PC. You can check the system information by following the steps below:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.
  2. Type dxdiag and click OK.
  3. In DirectX Diagnostic Tool, under the System tab, you can check your Operating System, Processor and Memory.
  4. Click the Display tab, and you’ll see the graphics card information.

Compare your system information and see if it meets the system requirements for Minecraft.

Bonus Tip: Update your graphics card driver

Your graphics card plays a critical role in playing games. If your graphics card couldn’t fully play its role, it will lower your gaming experience. So, it’s recommended to keep your graphics card driver up to date.
Also, keep updating your drivers regularly can keep your devices in a healthy state which prevent you from problems.

There are two ways you can update your driver: manually and automatically.

Option 1 – Manually– You’ll need some computer skills and patience to update your drivers this way, because you need to find exactly the right the driver online, download it and install it step by step.

OR

Option 2 – Automatically (Recommended)– This is the quickest and easiest option. It’s all done with just a couple of mouse clicks – easy even if you’re a computer newbie.

Option 1 – Download and install the driver manually 

You can download graphics drivers from the manufacturer official website. Search for the model you have and find the correct driver that suits your specific operating system. Then download the driver manually.

Option 2 – Automatically update drivers

If you don’t have time or patience to manually update your graphics drivers, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged driver to automatically download the correct version of that driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version). 
    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system. (This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)   
Note: If you have any problems while using Driver Easy, feel free to contact our support team at support@drivereasy.com
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So there you have it – Minecraft system requirements on your computer, plus the bonus tips to improve your system performance. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll see what more we can do.

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