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04 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Will crysis 2 run on my computer? If not give some tips.

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

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04 Sep 2013   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

That's not a gaming spec by any stretch of the imagination, gameplay would be unbearable. The only tip I can offer is to buy a new appropriately specced rig if you want to play games on the PC.
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04 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Edit: Actually, I take back what I said. After checking your specs, you should be able to run Crysis 2. Probably not on max settings, but your GPU, CPU, and Ram are all at around recommended settings. You should be able to run it at a decent framerate at medium or low settings.

I recommend upgrading your CPU. You've got a G1 socket so you can put an I5 or an I7 in there and improve performance. You should be fine for Crysis 2 even with what you have.

If you want to be sure go here and it will tell you if your system can run any particular game or not: http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

From what I see you should have no trouble running Crysis 2 based on your specs. Probably not on Ultra settings, but you should be able to run it on maybe a little better than low.

For the other posters in this thread, this an article that shows benchmark scores for his GPU. He has a gaming laptop. It's not an Uber rig, but it's good enough for most games. It could be made a bit better with an upgrade to at least an I5, but OP should be fine with what they've currently got for playing Crysis 2.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-H...0.69812.0.html

ArchitectureIvy BridgePipelines6 - unifiedCore Speed *650 - 1350 MHzShader Speed *650 - 1350 MHz

The integrated GPU isn't horrible as it's an Intel HD 3000 or an Intel HD 2500 [I think, it's hard to find any info about the exact GPU your laptop uses, but it's running DX 11 so it's probably at least a 2500 and given the model of your laptop a 3000 at best]. I'm pretty sure it will run Crysis 2. I'm not sure about that, but it seems safe to assume it given the information you've provided. 4gb of Ram isn't bad, your CPU could do with an upgrade but it's decent for a dual core.

Unfortunately as it's an integrated GPU and a Laptop at that, the only way to upgrade the GPU would be to replace the entire Mobo, and you'd need a new PSU as well. You're honestly better off buying a new laptop to upgrade GPU capability.

It will run a lot of games. Even some new stuff will run on it such as Dead Space 3, Grid 2, Fifa 2012, Guild Wars 2, and Splinter Cell Blacklist [All on -low- settings] at a decent frame rate [30fps+] with that GPU and a decent CPU such as an I5 or an I7, and it may run them even with the I3 he has. 4gb of Ram is fine for most games, though upgrading to 8gb isn't a bad idea, OP should be fine with 4gb as not many games use more than that anyway and those that would won't run on what he's got anyway.

It'll run Orange Box at medium to high settings. That will net OP Half-life 2, both expansions, TF 2, and Portal. All of which are excellent FPS games. OP can Run Doom 3 BFG edition as well which will also provide quite a bit of gameplay as it includes the expansion for Doom 3 and the first two Doom games as well.

OP is sitting on a pretty good laptop for casual gaming. Not exactly top of the line, but it's decent and should run most games that aren't brand new and huge graphics hogs. Crysis 3, Gta IV, and Farcry 3 are out of the question for example. None of those games would be playable, but he's not too bad off for most other games.
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04 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

IIRC Crisis 2 was not that tough on Rigs like C1 was but... +1 what the others have said, as far as enjoying the game? only if you're into S&M
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04 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

This is a video of it on the lowest possible settings on the OP's CPU/Onboard graphics. Don't look too smooth to me.

Link to video to show settings here


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04 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Yea I believe you should just invest in a new computer with better graphics. Looking at that video it looks like its running at 14fps, brings back memories of running some games on my p4 pc with intel graphics. Lagged like that, can't believe I use to be able to play like that , I can hardly stand anything under 35fps now lol
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04 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
Yea I believe you should just invest in a new computer with better graphics. Looking at that video it looks like its running at 14fps, brings back memories of running some games on my p4 pc with intel graphics. Lagged like that, can't believe I use to be able to play like that , I can hardly stand anything under 35fps now lol
I agree mate, I watched the whole video through and it looks painful, I imagine in multiplayer you would not stand a chance!

Here are the stats from the video -

Average fps (frames per second) in game 11, in this clip 8... Lowest settings & res 800x600. Conf: Notebook Toshiba Sattelite Pro C660-13K, Core i3 370M 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, SSD OCZ Vertex 2 60GB, Windows 7 x64 Home Premium.


I think you are right, it needs to be at least 30-40FPS to be comfortably playable and obviously ideally 60FPS.
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04 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

That's playable. I never said it would be amazing. It will work though for portable gaming. I agree that an upgrade to a new laptop would be the best option, but what he has will work.

As I said, if he upgrades to an I5 or an I7 he should be alright and get a framerate boost to around 20-30fps or so.

His GPU is acceptable. [Assuming he has a 2500 or 3000 gpu]. Not great, but acceptable. You really can't upgrade a GPU on a laptop anyway. You'd have to take out the Mobo and replace the power supply. You might as well just buy a new one as it would likely cost more than a new laptop to do it anyway.

A decent laptop that can run Crysis 2 doesn't cost that much.

I've got a new X401A-RBL4 14" laptop that runs most of my Steam games pretty well at medium settings. I got it for $250 on sale.

It's not great, but I didn't buy it for gaming, but rather web browsing, streaming video, and portability. I mostly use it when I'm out of my house or when I want to look something up while I'm using my PC for something else. I've messed with Borderlands 2 and Skyrim on lower settings and they run fine.

I have used it to play games when out of my house for a while such as visiting relatives and such, but it's not really anything that I see as more than a 'nice feature' as opposed to an important function. Mostly I end up playing Torchlight or Torchlight 2, or platformers like Ducktales or Trine on it. Never cared much for first person games on a laptop. I really only ran Skyrim and Borderlands to see how well they'd run on it and haven't really messed with them much.
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04 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Whilst I agree with most of your comments Contrabardus I don't agree that an average of 11FPS is playable, it would seriously do my head in and most certainly my eyes. I think at 11FPS it would be bad in single player, but in mutliplayer you should forget it, you would be killed before you even saw the guy that shot you.
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04 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Whilst I agree with most of your comments Contrabardus I don't agree that an average of 11FPS is playable, it would seriously do my head in and most certainly my eyes. I think at 11FPS it would be bad in single player, but in mutliplayer you should forget it, you would be killed before you even saw the guy that shot you.
No way on multiplayer. However, I would assume that someone playing Crysis 2 isn't very interested in multiplayer though. It's not why most people play it. Running online would eat even more fps away and you'd end up with around 5-6 fps in a multiplayer map.

I suspect that single player is the primary concern here. It works at that. I also say that video shows the game running at an average of at least 15fps and a high point of at least twenty. Maybe dragging down to 11-12 when things get extremely busy briefly, never so much that aiming, moving, and firing can't be done. I do think benchmarking programs often lowball FPS scores. That's not necessarily bad, call it erring on the side of caution as opposed to intentionally being fraudulent.

I'm not sure what kind of GPU the OP's laptop has. It's hard to pin that down looking up his model. I suspect it's a 2500. I'm not sure if the specs are exactly the same as the hardware the video is running on. Ram can make a difference as well. I'm not saying it's wrong, but only that I don't think the GPU is entirely at fault and that an upgrade would do some good.

I would like to do better than 15fps in a game myself, but I could deal with it if I didn't have another option.

As an answer to OP's question of can the laptop run it, the answer is still yes. It's not going to run great, but it's playable.

I think it would play at 25fps with an upgrade to an I5 and going from 8gb from 4gb of Ram. I'm not certain of that but I am confident it'd be at least 20fps average.

An I5 540m would run around $150 new, plus another $60 for 8gb of Ram. Even putting installing the upgrades on OP's own would cost almost as much as a comparable laptop on sale. Like I said, I paid $250 for mine and it's a 2.6ghz with a GeForce g 210m in it. It'll run Skyrim and Borderlands 2 on marginally better than low settings. Crysis 2 would run like butter at reasonable settings.

I think it is possible and not too difficult to upgrade the laptop he has to run Crysis 2 at a reasonable fps. However, it would honestly only cost a little bit less to ugrade, and that's assuming that OP does the installation. So I agree that it's the better recommendation to just get a new laptop instead.
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