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    Will my computer play

    My computer's specs...

    The highlighted features of the Dell Inspiron N5030 Laptop includes the 15.6-inch wide HD LED display offering the best HD content without losing quality, the built-in HD webcam offering HD video chat and the powerful pre-loaded windows 7 64-bit operating system. Dell Inspiron N5030 Laptop comes powered with the 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T660 processor along with 3GB DDR3 memory and 320GB Sata HDD. The video card is a GMA 4500.

    The game is Battle: Los Angeles and it's system requirements:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2Gz
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8700
    • HDD Space: 2 GB



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    Re: Will my computer play

    Seems like you'd at least be able to run it on minimum settings.



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    Re: Will my computer play

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Seems like you'd at least be able to run it on minimum settings.
    Do you think that's the best I could do or that I could at least run it on minimum settings?



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    Re: Will my computer play

    That graphics card will give you issues with playability even if it is capable of launching the game.



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    Re: Will my computer play

    If you're looking to do even moderate gaming on a laptop, getting Intel integrated graphics (which is what the GMA 4500 is) is pretty much a bad idea because the graphics processing power just isn't good enough.

    If you really want to do any gaming on a laptop, you really need to get one with either nVidia or ATI graphics. However, each have its advantages and disadvantages. nVidia GPUs tend to be the most powerful on the market, but they tend to have issues with overheating and burning out (and when that happens, you have to replace the motherboard). ATI doesn't nearly have those problems, but you need to be careful because sometimes ATI GPUs aren't much better than Intel integrated chips (the ATI 4200 and 4250, for all purposes, are the equivalent to to GMA, considering ATI and AMD are part of the same company).

    If you want to do any gaming on your laptop, you really need to make sure you have at least 512 MB of DISCRETE graphics memory, which will normally give you over 1 GB of total graphics memory. 1 GB of discrete graphics memory will usually give you over 2 GB total graphics memory.


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    Re: Will my computer play

    Try this. This is what i use and works fairly well.

    Can You Run It?



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    Re: Will my computer play

    Let me computer play



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    Re: Will my computer play

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    Try this. This is what i use and works fairly well.

    Can You Run It?
    +1. This does a really good job of telling you what you can and can't run.


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