I want to get a soundblaster X-FI platinum soundcard but the system requirements are : * Microsoft® Windows Vista™ or Windows XP (Service Pack 2, x64 or Media Center Edition) * 1GHz Intel® Pentium® III, AMD or equivalent processor * 256MB RAM (512MB for Windows Vista) * 600MB of free hard disk space * Available PCI 2.1 slot * CD/DVD-ROM drive * Graphics card with DirectX® 9 compliant 3D graphics accelerator.
How do I find out the details for my PC which is quite old. Thanks .
Thanks big bloke, I downloaded Belarc and this is the result:
Operating System System Model Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) MSI MS-6712 1.0 Processor a Main Circuit Board b 1.30 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP 128 kilobyte primary memory cache 256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MSI MS-6712 1.0 Bus Clock: 100 megahertz BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. Version 07.00T 04/02/01 Drives Memory Modules c,d 83.42 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity 32.49 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A [CD-ROM drive] 3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
Your AMD Athlon XP is a commercial rival to the Intel Pentium series and is better than the minimum required.
The other specs are OK too except possibly..... ....... The card must fit a PCI 2.1 slot It almost certainly will suit your motherboard, but the manual should state what it can accept. Perhaps others can guide you better than I can.