Recommended Specifications and Other Requirements

If you have old hardware, you may still be able to play RuneScape, but your game experience may suffer. If you are not sure if you meet the minimum recommended requirements, compare your PC to the requirements below!

Please note:

  • The RuneScape Client does not support mobile internet connections.
  • Old School RuneScape only runs in Safe Mode.

Below is listed the expected performance and ability of a computer using the processor, graphics processor and memory (RAM) shown. These components should all be at or above the same level to have this expected performance.

Performance can be improved slightly on most hardware using our performance tips.

High Detail

Processor (CPU): Intel i5 or i7 / AMD Athlon X2 or better
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD (non M or Mobility) / nVidia GeForce 1xx/2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx/6xx (excluding M / Mobile or Go)
Memory: 4GB DDR3+
Video Settings: Graphic Details on High. All options turned on.
Renderer: DirectX or OpenGL
Rating: Excellent
FPS?: 40-50*
Tips: None, your PC rocks.

Medium Detail

Processor (CPU): Intel i3 / AMD Phenom II X4 or better
Graphics: Most ATI HD and nVidia video cards (excluding M / Mobile or Go)
Memory: 4GB DDR3+
Video Settings: Medium. Particles set to medium. Water detail set to low. Shadows set to static.
Renderer: DirectX or OpenGL
Rating: Good.
FPS?: 35-50*
Tips: Consider upgrading graphics if you're experiencing low FPS.

Low Detail

Processor (CPU): Intel Dual Core or Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD A series or C series or E series
Graphics: ATI Radeon Mobility, Radeon Xseries, nVidia M and Go series
Memory: 2GB DDR2+
Video Settings: Low
Renderer: DirectX (Windows) or OpenGL (Mac)
Rating: Below Average.
FPS?: 20-30*
Tips: Consider either switching to a Desktop, or sourcing a laptop with higher-end graphics.

Safe Mode

Processor (CPU): Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Intel Core and Intel Mobile or AMD Mobile series/single and Dual core.
Graphics: SiS, Matrox, Intel GMA series, Intel HD series, Via Chrome, GeForce 4, ATI 9xxxx
Memory: 1GB DDR+
Video Settings: Safe Mode
Renderer: Safe Mode (runs directly from your CPU)
Rating: Poor.
FPS?: 5-20*
Tips: Consider upgrading your PC.

* Note: This is only a guided FPS, your results may vary widely.

You can find more information about what each graphics setting does, and how to use them here.

Other Requirements


  • Keyboard
  • Mouse


  • Java Runtime Environment.
  • Please note; the minimum version of Java required to run RuneScape is 1.6, update 10.

What Hardware Do I Have?

To find out what hardware you have please follow the steps below:


Search your computer for the program 'DxDiag' using the search bar in your start menu or on your desktop.

The Processor in your computer will be listed in the tab titled ‘System’


The Video Card in your computer will be listed in the tab titled ‘Display 1’Untitled2.png



Open the Utilities folder, either through the Applications folder, or from any Finder window with the shortcut Command + Shift + 'U'.

From this folder, find and use the System Profiler tool. This tool will list your hardware, software and a lot of other information about your Mac.


Jagex does not currently offer support towards Linux OS. However, our awesome Community, and the Native Linux Clients page can help out!

No longer supported

The following operating systems are no longer officially supported by RuneScape, and you may not be able to play if using them:

Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows ME
Mac OSX 10.4
Mac OSX 10.5 32bit – If you have a 64bit version of OSX 10.5, please use our downloadable client.
Both of these version of OSX have been discontinued by Apple for a long time and unfortunately they no-longer provide new versions of Java for them.

Having problems with these steps or need advice?

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