How accurate is System Requirements lab?

By mg33
Jan 21, 2008
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  1. System Requirements lab is a website that analyzes your computer and tells whether you can run a specific game or not. For those who use it, I was wondering how accurate it is because some games I choose ex bioshock, say that the minimum processor I should have to run Bioshock would be a 2.4MHz but I have a 1.8MHz processor. It says that my processor is a 1.8MHz but it also states that my processor is rated as a 3.10MHz. So I was wondering if I were to buy bioshock or any game that requires higher then a 1.8MHz processor, would I be able to run it since my processor is rated at a 3.10MHz level according to system requirements lab. I mean they say I meet the processor requirement for Bioshock even though I have a 1.8GHz processor. So basically are system Requirements lab results accurate?
  2. mg33

    mg33 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    CPU Speed
    Recommended: 2.2 GHz
    You Have: 1.81 GHz Performance Rated at 3.10 GHz

    The above is what the system requirements lab says.
  3. thehacker

    thehacker TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 176

    Are you using a dual core or so?
    Mine says:
    You Have: 2.80 GHz Performance Rated at 5.04 GHz
    I am using a Pentium D 2.8Ghz. And I know, it shows 5.04 due to Dual Cores.
  4. mg33

    mg33 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    nope I don't think so. I have AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.8GHz
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