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JHop19

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I have, apparently, a poor graphics card :( It's a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family. The specs are decent (as far as I know), at 1.7GB RAM, and shaders at version 4.0. My problem is that I can't seem to run any "decent" games (mainly I'm looking forward to Star Wars: The Old Republic). This card technically meets the requirements but "Can You RUN It" tells me I can't run it. If it helps, it's the same deal with Left4Dead; I meet the minimum requirements but this site says I can't run it.

Overall, I am quite confused as to how these graphics/video cards actually work since I have the requirements. I'm seriously in a rut about this, I just don't get how I meet the requirements but it still doesn't work :( Thanks in advance for any help :)
(btw, I did run L4D a while back. it did run on my comp, and my comp surpassed the min reqs, but it was still extrememly laggy)

Info on my graphics card: http://www.intel.com...hics/intelgm45/
Specs on SWTOR: http://www.swtor.com/info/faq#171060
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From my understanding, minimum requirements are sort of like humans running in a race. There's a certain level of health and readiness which must be met, but it's the bare minimum. It basically just means you'll get past the starting line and your heart isn't likely to explode from the exertion. Those who meet only that level (ie: graphics cards with minimum requirements or just above it) will be slower and possibly have to stop and catch their breath while those who have practiced for a long time and who are much more physically fit (ie: better graphics cards) can finish the race with little to no problems.

Hopefully that helps you understand requirements better. Unfortunately, I can't help with the rest of your issue as I'm not a gamer nor do I know anything about the technical aspects of graphics cards.
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Thank you, that does help :). If anyone else sees this and knows anything more about the technical aspect, I would appreciate any feedback :)
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Note that the amount of your system RAM can make a big difference here, especially with integrated graphics.
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