World Of Warcraft System Requirements
Before you take the plunge and join twelve million other MMO players, you might want to know the "World of Warcraft" system requirements. Here are the minimum system requirements for Windows and Mac computers to run "World of Warcraft."
For Windows (Vista/XP or 7)
- Mouse and keyboard. The very basics – you'll need them.
- 1 GB (gigabyte) of RAM. If you aren't a techy by nature, just tell the computer upgrade guy that you “need another 'gig of RAM” – they'll know what you mean.
- A nice video card. “Nice” meaning NVIDIA GeForce FX or better.
- 25 GB of hard drive space. You need way more than that for your computer to run, so if your whole hard drive is 25 GB – you'll need to upgrade.
- A CD-rom drive. Not vital if you buy digital download copies of the game.
- Internet. As World of Warcraft is an MMORPG (massively, multi-player, ONLINE, role player game), internet is kind of a no-brainer requirement.
- Intel Pentium 4 or Athlon XP 1500 processors. It sounds kind of like gibberish, but its darn important.
For Mac (10.5.8, 10.6.4 or newer)
- Intel processor. Same as above – very important to remember to have this.
- 2 GB of RAM. Mac's take twice as much RAM to run "World of Warcraft," so make sure your computer is equipped.
- 25 GB of hard drive space. Free space to fill with orcs, trolls and elves.
- 4x DVD-ROM drive. Again, this is not important if you bought a digital copy of "World of Warcraft."
- Internet. You have to have it. Enough said.