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In Case You Needed a Reason to Upgrade Your Computer, Here’s the Skyrim PC Requirements

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Rev up those liquid coolers!

If you’re anything like me, you were cocky the first time you loaded The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. You noticed how buttery smooth the game was running as you spent your first moments in the sewers, so you began cranking the graphics up as high as your computer could handle. You sat in awe as your computer rendered everything beautifully. Then, you found the exit. The bright light at the end of the tunnel. You eagerly await the game’s first load into the expansive landscapes when…

your computer screams as it grinds to a halt. Perhaps maxing out your settings on a two year old computer wasn’t the smartest idea you ever had, but hey, now you don’t have to worry about expensive heating bills!

Don’t be like me when you go to play Skyrim for the first time. Do your research and make sure you can handle the power.

Recommended Specs

Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
4GB System RAM
6GB free HDD space
DirectX 9 compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
DirectX compatible sound card
Internet access for Steam activation

Minimum Specs

Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
2GB System RAM
6GB free HDD Space
DirectX 9 compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
DirectX compatible sound card
Internet access for Steam activation

Or you can just buy the console versions and not have to worry about the smell of burning silicon.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim bursts onto Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 11th.

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