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Discussion in 'Games' started by bc4131, Jul 18, 2011.

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  1. bc4131

    bc4131 Thread Starter

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    Okay so right now a game I want to play is coming out in a few days, but I'm concerned about the overall performance of my laptop. I would like a enjoy a near-no lag game play to get the best of the experience.

    The games specs are:

    Minimum Requirements:
    OS: Windows XP / Vista / 2000
    CPU: 1.4 GHz Pentium 3
    RAM: 512 MB Free
    HDD: 3 GB Free
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 5200 or better

    Recommended Specifications:
    OS: Windows XP / Vista / 2000
    CPU: 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo
    RAM: 1024 MB (1GB) Free
    HDD: 3 GB Free
    Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 6600+

    My Computer is:
    OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
    CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz
    RAM: 4GB
    HDD: 60+ GB free
    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

    As you can see I have a sufficient OS, CPU, RAM, HDD, its just the graphics card that isn't up to specs. Would this render me incapable of playing or lagging alot?
     
  2. tom6049

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    The minimum requirements don't look too demanding and the Nvidia 5200FX and the
    Intel 4 Series Express are probably fairly close in terms of performance. I would expect
    some lag and would guess that the game would be playable at the very lowest settings.
     
  3. Gulo Luseus

    Gulo Luseus

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    You dont say what game it is. This would be useful, to at least see what it requires. Just posting the specs isnot much god- various games may post a minimum that is just that, others may give good performance on min.
    More info please :)
     
  4. bc4131

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    The game is Dragon's Nest, so far it looks like it has low requirements. It's just I was thinking about upgrading if I couldn't play this game above 15-20 fps
     
  5. bc4131

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    Also will frame rate be increased if I switch my current monitor 1280x760 to 800x600?
     
  6. Gulo Luseus

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    Thanks for the game name, helps a lot :)

    as it an online game, chances are it will not be lag free. When you have a large number of people playing online, lag is going to happen- if nothing else, ping and latency will give you a lag factor, and this may increase as a result of the connection. You can have the best computer and connection in the world, and it will not make any difference if the server is swamped.
    Having said that, the client side spec (your side) should be fine for you. So in terms of playing, your computer should be fine. FPS increase by dropping will not be very significant- it should be higher, but if you get 60 or more then its not an issue. If you get 30 or more, it should be perfectly playable with no noticeable issues.

    So.. yes, it should be fine, but if the servers get too busy, you may experience lag- on the bright side, everyone will be geting it by then.
     
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