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will i be able to run black and white 2 on my new comp?


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#1 allecb

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:59 AM

im going to be getting a dell inspiron 530....
id be getting this one, the only diference is, id do a 60 dollar upgrade with a dual core processor instead of the celeron.

do you think black and white 2 would run okay on this computer?

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 11:06 PM

It might run, but "run OK" depends on a lot of things. The onboard video will likely run the game like a slug. What is your monitor's resolution? Running 3D games on a later monitor at decent resolutions is almost impossible with integrated graphics. Upgrading to a dual core and a proper videocard will help.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 12:34 AM

Integrated graphics generally aren't recommended for video games. The larger your monitors resolution (and what you set the games resolution to) the more your graphics card has to work. Luckily, the model you selected allows for you to select a dedicated graphics card...granted they aren't very good models.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 03:41 PM

It might run, but "run OK" depends on a lot of things. The onboard video will likely run the game like a slug. What is your monitor's resolution? Running 3D games on a later monitor at decent resolutions is almost impossible with integrated graphics. Upgrading to a dual core and a proper videocard will help.

i am using a flat screen viewsonic crt monitor.
the screen resolution right now is 1152x864

i might buy a 19 inch flat screen lcd though sometime...

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 05:46 PM

Remember that LCD's have a native resolution. This is a resolution where the monitor does not have to scale the image being sent to it, and thus looks best. For a non-widescreen 19 inch the native resolution is 1280x1024, for the widescreen model 1440x990.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:47 PM

You'll probably need a new graphics card. I don't know much about black and white 2, but I think it's at least a couple years old? If you're only going to play that game, you may be able to get away with putting in your own graphics card in for as little as $75. If you want to eventually play some newer games though, it would be wise to invest more.
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