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Gaming With These Specs On A Laptop


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#1 shinakuma9

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:43 PM

hi,
will this laptop be able to run games like warcraft 3 diablo 2 and guild wars smoothly?
AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology MK-36
Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife™
1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm
8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
ATI RADEON® Xpress1150 256MB HyperMemory™ (Integrated)

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:12 PM

All those games should run real smooth. Newer games might not though.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:22 PM

All those games should run real smooth. Newer games might not though.



hi again,
are u sure? because ive been asking around quite a bit, and mainly because of my gfx card which is intergrated, it will steal my computers memory! many ppl say its hardly a laptop for any games :thumbsup:
all i want is those games to run smoothly and im ok.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:10 PM

Diablo, and Warcraft can play on older PC's without issues. There is no reason why they shouldn't work on a very new laptop. GuildWars is a different story it uses PixelShadder and other things i think.

But if you want a PC for Gaming Strictly desktops are the way to go

Edited by BlackSpyder, 26 April 2007 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:24 PM

Pfft, Starcraft owns Warcraft AND diablo. PERIOD.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:48 PM

Have you checked to ensure these games have patches for Windows Vista?

I just read this article, give it a read before you make up your mind. Personally I would have at least 2 gig of ram for a Vista machine, more than that if possible.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Micro...e_compatibility
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:15 PM

Just throw in another gb of memory. Get 2gb total if you are worried. Plenty then to go around. Unless vista is a bigger hog than I thought.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 11:38 PM

If you have aaaaany intention of gaming on a laptop, doooon't buy one with integrated video! :thumbsup:


CGM, I don't have Vista yet but I have heard it is a resource hog to be sure; like a 20 to 30 percent hit compared to the same equipment running XP.
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:27 PM

Hey shinakuma9-

As a point of reference, what PC are you running those games on now?

I'm not a true "gamer", but I do know that a game may run "smoothly"

on a given PC at certain video resolutions but not higher ones,

or with some of the games video options turned off or on lower settings.


I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

Diablo2 and GW have never run smoothly for me too much internet lag

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:38 PM

Hiya shinakuma9

I know exactly where your coming from- I also have a notebook with an Integrated gfx card. It's a Dell Inspiron E1505 and let me tell you, it's probably THE worst thing to have as a gamer.

However, your in for some luck. I have Diablo 2 LOD and play it all the time, it works fine, it's smooth as long as you have a good internet connection. Warcraft 3 and Starcraft also work fine, I installed Warcraft 3 last week and I was unsure if it was even going to work, but it does. I don't think the gfx are up to par as I thought it would be, but it might be a gfx setting thing...I just don't know how to change that lol.

It also runs games like Counter-strike 1.6 and Day of Defeat fine too.

Heres a good site to refer to if you want to see if your notebook can run some games or not:

http://www.srtest.com/referrer/srtest

There's a bunch of games listed on there; only drawback is that you need to actually be using the machine your trying to check for, since it scans your current computer that is connected to the site. It's not 100% accurate, I'll just say that right now. It ran some games that it said it wouldn't, so just use it as a tool to roughly estimate.

I really wouldn't sweat it, I remember I was in the same boat as you were last summer when my uncle was ordering my notebook. I was so scared he was going to get the crummiest vid card (which he ended up doing lol) and I was so scared that it wouldn't be able to run games :thumbsup:

Here's my notebook's "stats:"

Manufacturer:
Dell Inc.
Processor:
Genuine Intel® CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory:
1014MB RAM
Hard Drive:
94 GB Total
Video Card:
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Monitor:
Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card:
SigmaTel Audio
Speakers/Headphones:
Boss QuietComfort 2
Keyboard:
USB Root Hub
Mouse:
USB Root Hub

Edited by GoTwins, 02 May 2007 - 11:40 PM.





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