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Windows 7: Unsure whether or not a game would run

13 Dec 2012   #1
Bazingle

Windows 7
 
 
Unsure whether or not a game would run

Using a site called canyourunit I tested whether or not my laptop would be able to run a game, it said that I couldn't but the only requirement I didn't meet was my graphics card. So I'm wondering whether it would still run, but just poorer graphics? heres the details

CPU
Minimum: 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz

CPU Speed
Minimum: 2.4 GHz
You Have: 2.1 GHz

RAM
Minimum: 1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
You Have: 4.0 GB

OS
Minimum: Windows XP/Vista
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit

Video Card
Minimum: Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
You Have: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

Sound Card
Minimum: Yes
You Have: Realtek High Definition Audio

Thanks alot for any answers. Sorry if it's not enough information to determine an answer, i'll try and provide more if needed


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13 Dec 2012   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's difficult to tell precisely, but graphics cards are a major factor in games very often. You seem to have an integrated card, while the game requires an specialized one with certain specs. And minimum requirements aren't often that exact too, programs may run with something less they ask for, or some work bad even with more.

It really depends on how much graphics the game has. I would just install it (at least a demo) and try it out. Possibly it runs slow because of low system performance, but it may run anyway (whether it's acceptable or not is up to you). I don't really think that it just refuses to run at all, unless you have a really really bad machine. Many games have options for adjust visual aspects and graphical details too, if you lower those it may work much better, at the expense of quality.
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