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Natalya951

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Can someone please help me determine if my new laptop will run an upcoming game?

Hello to all,

I am new to this blog, and really do not know a lot about computers (I have only basic knowledge). I just received a new laptop for Xmas, and wanted to know if it will run a new game that I am considering to by next month.

My new Laptop basic information:

TOSHIBA
Satellite A305

Windows Vista, Home Premium
Service Pack 1

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5800 @2.00 GHz 2.00GHz
Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
250GB HDD

The Games Minimum Requirements are:


• Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
• 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
• 1.5 GB RAM
• At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
• 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
• Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
• 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
• 0.5 GB additional RAM

Edited by Natalya951, 10 January 2009 - 11:18 AM.

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jrm20

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Can someone please help me determine if my new laptop will run an upcoming game?

Hello to all,

I am new to this blog, and really do not know a lot about computers (I have only basic knowledge). I just received a new laptop for Xmas, and wanted to know if it will run a new game that I am considering to by next month.

My new Laptop basic information:

TOSHIBA
Satellite A305

Windows Vista, Home Premium
Service Pack 1

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T5800 @2.00 GHz 2.00GHz
Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
System type: 32-bit Operating System
250GB HDD

The Games Minimum Requirements are:


• Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
• 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
• 1.5 GB RAM
• At least 6.5 GB of hard drive space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content
• 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
• Intel Integrated Chipset, GMA X3000 or above.
• 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
• 0.5 GB additional RAM




I have looked up that model and it can have 1 of 2 video cards.


It either has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 with 512MB which will play the game great

Or it either has an Intel 965GM Express Graphics Intel GMA X3100 (integrated) video card.

Obviously the 3650 is a lot better for a laptop and the integrated video card will run the game poorly.


Download pcwizard2008 so we can be sure first.

http://www.cpuid.com...w2008_v1871.exe

Install the program then when it opens click on system summary or it should already be clicked on it then look to the right under item and tell me what video card it says.

Edited by jrm20, 10 January 2009 - 11:51 AM.

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