PC | Definition : What is a Computer?

3 May 2022 at 05:56 in FAQ Allkeyshop, Other Questions with no comments

What is a PC?

Personal Computer / Computer / Micro-Computer

PC is the acronym for Personal Computer.


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The first personal computer was used by The New York Times in November 1962.

Invented by IBM, modern PCs are light-years ahead of the computers of the 1950s.

In fact, computers from the 1950s are not even close to being at the same technological level of today’s school calculators.

The first contemporary computer model, the ENIAC, weighed 50 tons, consumed 25 kilowatts of electricity, had a few thousand bytes of memory and was capable of performing a hundred instructions per second (IPS).



A modern PC may weigh a few grams, consume a few watts, have several tens of GigaBytes of RAM (1 GigaByte = 1000000000 Bytes) and can process more than 5 billion operations per second.


Is it Possible to Play Video Games on My Computer?

Most PCs can run games without any problem.

Some are specifically built to be gaming PCs, while others are focused on offices.

We recommend you check your computer’s specs before heading to our PC gaming catalog and comparing the minimum and recommended system requirements for the game.



When checking your computer’s specifications, there are a few things to look out for first.


Important PC Specs:

  • Model and power of the processor
  • Amount of RAM (Random Access Memory)
  • Name and model of the graphics card
  • Available space on your HDD


How Do I See My PCs Specs?

Windows Key > Settings > System Information.


Here you will find your system’s configuration, including the following:

  • Name of the Desktop
  • Processor
  • Installed RAM
  • Operating system type

When looking for information about your installed graphics card, you can find details on it by following these steps:


Right-click on the Desktop > Display Settings > Display > Advanced Display

  • Display 1: Connected to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Now, you just need to know how much disk space you have on your HDD or SSD.

Open File Explorer, click on This PC, and under Device and Drives, you will see your drive(s) with the amount of GB used and free.

  • Local disk (C:) 125 GB free out of 300 GB

Here you can see that you have 125 GB free on your hard disk.


Your current configuration is:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3.40 GHz
  • RAM Memory: 32.0 GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  • Disk space: 125GB

How Do I Know What System Requirements I Need to Play a Video Game?


PC games always come with minimum and recommended system requirements so that you know your PC can run the game.

  • Minimum System Requirements: The minimum required specs to be able to run the game at the lowest settings
  • Recommended System Requirements: The recommended settings for running the game at the best settings
Minimum Configuration Operating System: Windows 7 Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 2300X RAM: 8 GB memory Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti Disk space: 60 GB disk space Recommended Configuration Operating System: Windows 10 Processor: AMD / Intel 3.6 GHz RAM: 16 GB memory Graphics: GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Disk space: 60 GB disk space

In our example system settings above, we should have no problem running the game at the maximum settings due to the low recommended settings.

Allkeyshop lists both the minimum and recommended system requirements on every game’s store page, so ensure you check both before making your purchase.


Can I Play Even if My Configuration Is Too Low?


If your PC does not meet the minimum system requirements for the game, you may not be able to play the game in a stable state.

To play the game at all, you may need to reduce the graphics and play with the general settings to reduce the load and work required by your PC.

Please note that many old PCs and hardware may not launch or run the game at all.



Video games evolve quickly, and developers and publishers can not always create games for older PCs and hardware.

The older your PC is, the less likely it is that you will be able to run the latest and most demanding video games.

Synonym: Personal Computer / Computer / Micro-Computer

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