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Questions tagged [system-requirements]

Minimum requirements to run software on a computer.

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I need a clear differentiate between sdram and sodimm which is best for laptop? [on hold]

I need a clear differentiate between sdram and sodimm which is best for laptop? What's the main difference between them....
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macOS Mojave not allowing me to change my current 10 digit long password into a smaller 2 digit character one [duplicate]

Ever since I upgraded to macOS Mojave, my mac is not allowing me to change my current system password to a smaller two digit character one. During the initial setup after upgrading I tried to input ...
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Requirements difference between Yosemite and Sierra

I have a late-2009 iMac which seems to have held up pretty well, especially since upgrading the RAM to 12GB. I only fairly recently updated the OS to Yosemite after running Lion for so many years. ...
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Is Intel Iris 1536 MB ‘better’ than Intel HD Graphics 4000?

I'm looking at a game which gives 'Intel HD Graphics 4000' as one of its requirements. My Macbook Pro Retina mid-2014 has 'Intel Iris 1536 MB'; will that be OK?
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Xcode free space requirement

I am trying to update Xcode to 8.0. My OS is 10.11.6 El Capitan. However I am getting: We could not complete your update There is not enough disk space available to install the product. I have ...
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Why are Mac requirements for games so much higher than Windows?

This just blew my mind. Take for example Medieval II: Total war. Requirement for windows: 512 Mb RAM + 11 Gb free space on hard disk + 128 Mb GPU Requirement for mac: 4 Gb RAM + 32 Gb of free space ...
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Does Xcode require El Capitan to run?

I am planning to buy a Mac Mini and would like to know the minimum requirements to run Xcode 7. I didn't find clear information on this topic.
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iMac cleanup: can I delete these files?

Using Omni Disk Sweeper, I have listed the very heavy files in my computer in order to, if possible, delete them and free up some space. Of course, I am not going to risk tampering with my system ...
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Is it safe to remove chess.app

I was cleaning my MBP out the other day and found chess.app in my /applications folder. I tried deleting it and Yosemite gave me this error: Is this safe to delete? I was able to delete the DVD ...
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OS X Service Packs?

I'm trying to get the Mindstorms software on my MacBook, and this is part of the requirements: Mac 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 with the latest service packs What are the service packs it is talking about? ...
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What are the OS X Mavericks hardware system requirements?

I have a fairly old (I am not sure when it was bought) iMac 5,1 running OS X 10.6.8, but I just saw the free upgrade to Mavericks. It looks tempting, but I'd rather first know if my computer can ...
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Is it possible to install Mountain Lion on a Mac mini that is older than 2009?

Is it possible to install Mountain Lion on a Mac mini that is older than 2009, despite the system requirements?
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Graphics capabilities of MacBook Pro?

I'm considering purchasing a MacBook Pro, but a major issue for me is whether or not it has the computing power to support graphics-intensive applications. Specifically, the two most graphically ...
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How can I tell if a game will run on my machine?

I just bought my first 13" MacBook Pro. Before purchasing new games for my Windows notebook, I used to check the compatibility with Can You Run It, but that site doesn't list Mac compatibility or ...