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11-May-2012, 11:42 AM
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Hey guys. I was wondering if it would be possible to run Diablo 3 with these specs:

Windows 7 SP-1 64-bit OS
1600x900 Monitor Resolution
AMD Dual-Core Processor E-450 processor at 1.65GHz
AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 Integrated Graphics Up to 1468MB total available graphics memory
4GB DDR3 Memory
500GB Hard Drive

The minimum system requirements of the game are:

Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
12 GB available HD space
1024x768 minimum resolution

I am also using one of those All-In-One desktops that don't require a tower or anything like that. Not sure if this changes anything. I prefer performance over appearance always, so yeah. Please help!

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11-May-2012, 05:02 PM
The video card may give you issues, especially if it's using shared memory

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11-May-2012, 05:22 PM
Click this link and choose Diablo 3 from the menu. it will tell you if it would be able to handle it.
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The video card may give you issues, especially if it's using shared memory
Shared memory?

Oh wow. It says my CPU doesn't meet the minimum requirements. How accurate is this? Does this mean the game simply wont work at all? Everything else passes, some even meet the maximum requirements.

What if I were to trade it in for a computer with AMD Athlon II 250U dual-core processor (1.65GHZ)? Would I have the same issue?

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11-May-2012, 05:56 PM
Probably. You need about a 2.4Ghz from what I can see

It may run but possibly will have a lot of lagging on your current setup

Shared memory is the physical memory (RAM) is being used by the video card. That can cause slowness as well.
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I did a scan on the game RIFT as well, which I have currently, and according to SystemRequirementsLab it says that my CPU wouldn't run it(that I need dual core 2.0Ghz or better), yet the game runs almost perfectly on low quality settings. Everything is smooth, minimul lag(its skippy from time to time but very rarely), etc.

What does this mean?
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Then i guess it will all depend on the game and how it runs especially on the video side. It's trial and error at this point.
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11-May-2012, 06:19 PM
Okay, thank you for your help and input. Really hoping this one works... I've been waiting for this game for 15 years.
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11-May-2012, 06:39 PM
Surely there would be a demo that you can try?
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Shared memory?

Oh wow. It says my CPU doesn't meet the minimum requirements. How accurate is this? Does this mean the game simply wont work at all? Everything else passes, some even meet the maximum requirements.

What if I were to trade it in for a computer with AMD Athlon II 250U dual-core processor (1.65GHZ)? Would I have the same issue?
The minimum is asking for a 2.8 Ghz dual core so I'd say yes. You should be looking for something closer to 3 Ghz to be on the safe side. If your motherboard can handle it, I'd see about getting a quad core instead. May also want to look at getting a dedicated video card with decent memory (again if your motherboard and PSU can handle it.)

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Surely there would be a demo that you can try?
Not yet there isn't. There was an open beta but that doesn't really count.
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