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Windows 7: Will crysis 2 run on my computer? If not give some tips.

04 Sep 2013   #11

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I spent a while trying to find what onboard graphics the Core i3 370M has, I could not find out anywhere including the official Intel site, it just lists it as HD. I doubt it's even as high as the HD 2500 but I could be wrong.

As for swapping out CPU's on laptops, I don't think that is a good idea, however I have never tried it, it all depends on the particular laptop, some are so well sealed it takes hours to get into them to get to the cpu and you have to pretty much strip down the whole thing, some have a cover that allows easy access, but I imagine if you changed the cpu from an i3 to an i7 then heat would have to be considered, obviously the cooling for the laptop would have been designed around a lower power cpu and we all know how quick laptops can heat up.

Paul.


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04 Sep 2013   #12

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I'm pretty sure it's at least an HD 2500. The next version of the laptop model has an Intel HD 3000 gpu in it. OP's either has the same or an HD 2500 in it. I'm pretty sure about that.

Yeah. Most people wouldn't upgrade a laptop that way. I don't recommend it unless you know what you're doing. I've done it in the past and boosted Ram and put a better CPU in another laptop I used to own. It's not for someone who doesn't know his way around the innards of electronics. I recommend paying someone else to upgrade if going that route. It'd be kind of pointless to pay someone to do it as it would cost more than it would to just upgrade to a newer laptop.

Going from 4-8gb of ram and from an I3 to a low to mid range I5 shouldn't be too problematic. Going from an I3 to a q-core I7 is another matter. Heat would likely be an issue and you'd want to invest in aftermarket cooling. Considering the GPU is probably at best an Intel HD 3000, it'd be kind of a waste to go beyond an I5 540m even that might be a bit much and upgrading with a 460m might be best.

Again, if I was the one upgrading the laptop I would do it myself, so I might actually benefit from saving a bit of money. However, I'm assuming OP probably wouldn't know what they were doing and would be better off paying someone else to take care of it. In which case they aren't likely to save any money doing things that way anyway.
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04 Sep 2013   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yeah bud, I get what you are sayin, I am just going back to the original post and really he was just asking if it could run it on what he has right now. I really don't expect him to start swapping parts or upgrading parts on his laptop, dam it's expensive enough on a desktop.

I think the bottom line here is, as you have said, it will run, but it won't run nice and in my opinion it will run crap, looking at that video I could not play a game like that. If he watches that and is happy with it then fair enough, he knows what to expect, but personally and I know you feel the same, at frame rates like that it won't be great fun.

Paul.
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04 Sep 2013   #14

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True, I've been spoiled for too long. I'd likely just play something else if it was me. However, like you said, it will run and it's got enough FPS that it's functionally playable. Not great, but might be better than not playing Crysis 2 at all to OP. I couldn't say.
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04 Sep 2013   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Contrabardus View Post
True, I've been spoiled for too long. I'd likely just play something else if it was me. However, like you said, it will run and it's got enough FPS that it's functionally playable. Not great, but might be better than not playing Crysis 2 at all to OP. I couldn't say.
Yeah it's a good point, If he want's to play it he certainly can, I think we have certainly covered every angle of if it will work to if it's playable, he should be happy with the info in this thread, I know I would be.

Fair play to you for your efforts in this thread, rep on it's way my friend.

Paul.
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04 Sep 2013   #16

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I can hardly stand anything under 35fps now lol
Lol, ditto.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Contrabardus View Post
True, I've been spoiled for too long. I'd likely just play something else if it was me.
And ditto again.

The first time I built a proper gaming rig and broke the "30+ Fps / lag barrier" I vowed never again would I play slideshows. It's been an expensive vow...
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04 Sep 2013   #17

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

So give me some lowest settings of crysis 2 so that it run smoothly on my laptop
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04 Sep 2013   #18

 
 

Well they would be Low everything. Every in game setting.
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05 Sep 2013   #19

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If you run the game with every in game setting in the options menu turned to the lowest setting it will run about as well as it does in the video posted earlier in the thread on your laptop. Maybe slightly better, but not by much. The video is gameplay for Crysis 2 running on hardware that is very close too if not identical to your laptop that is running at the lowest possible settings for the game.

It will run and it's not so bad you can't play it, but what you see in the posted video is about as smooth as it's going to be and as good as it's going to look if you run Crysis 2 on your current hardware. Yes, you can run Crysis 2 well enough to play it, but it's not going to look any better than what is in the video. You can move, aim, and fire well enough to play the game, but it's going to be at least a bit choppy.

The only way to run it any better is pretty much to replace your laptop with something better. You could upgrade the hardware, but it would cost as much as, if not more than, replacing the laptop with a new one anyway, so there's no real advantage to upgrading your existing laptop with new parts. It'd be a waste of money and time.

You've basically got three options. You can settle for playing it running only as well as it is in the video, buy a better laptop that can run it better than what you have, or forget about playing Crysis 2 and play something else that will run better on what your current hardware.

There is the fourth possible option of upgrading your laptop with new parts and installing new parts yourself. However, you would need to know what you're doing. Laptops are not the place where you learn how to upgrade computers. They're difficult to get into, easy to break, and you run a very high risk of turning your laptop into a flat plastic brick/paperweight.

It would only be marginally cheaper than buying a new laptop anyway, and it's not something a novice should try. You need to know what you're doing, how to get into the laptop, how to remove and install the new parts, and how to put it all back together without destroying it. Upgrading a laptop is more advanced work than upgrading a PC tower. It's seriously not something a beginner to upgrading should attempt. The risks outweigh the possible rewards here and I seriously don't recommend it.

If you wanted to upgrade your existing hardware you'd be better off paying someone else to do it, and that would cost you more than buying a better laptop would and you wouldn't get as much of a performance boost as you would by just buying a new and better laptop.

So even though it's technically a 'fourth option' it's not really worth it and isn't really something you should consider unless you've got a lot of experience dealing with electronics repair and PC building.
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07 Sep 2013   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote:
Hi its my hp g42 458tu notebook. os: windows 7 ultimate 64bit
processer: intel i3 dual core 2.40 Ghz 370M
ram: 4gb
graphics: intel hd graphics and with directx 11
soundcard: altek lansing
I have similiar specs to (with Intel HD graphics) but with 8GB RAM
I will tell you NOW. If you want to get above 15 fps you HAVE to edit the internal game file autoexec.cfg and set all non in-game settings to lowest value (0) (especially r_shadows) even then you will get around 20-30 FPS.

That laptop will never run crysis 2 at a playable frame rate any time soon :P
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