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Windows 7: i purchased TES: Skyrim for my laptop but it won't work!

16 Aug 2012   #1

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i purchased TES: Skyrim for my laptop but it won't work!

i'm new to this so sorry if it is in the wrong place.
yesterday my disc copy of TES: Skyrim arrived and i installed it on my laptop. it was lae at night when i installed it so i left it till this morning to try out. anyway i loaded it up and the screen was moving but it was fractured and broken. i searched on the internet to find out why and came across this: Can You RUN It | Can I run that game | Game system requirements. it said all was fine except my dedicated video ram was too low. it requires a minimum of 512mb, but my laptop only has 128mb. i was wondering if it was at all possible to increase this via download, installing stuff, or via external plug-ins.
please help!!!!
i'm a bit of a computer noob so if possible could you use small basic words

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16 Aug 2012   #2

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System Specs!! Please.
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16 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7
 
 

Packard Bell EasyNote TM
intel pentium processor P6100
intel HD graphics
320 GB HDD
4 GB DDR3 Memory

not sure if thats what you meant
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16 Aug 2012   #4

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Minimum System Requirements
* OS: 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
* CPU: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
* RAM: 2 GB
* HDD: 6 GB
* Graphics: 512 MB card
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
* Internet for Steam activation

Supported Graphics Cards:
Minimum nVidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3850
Recommended -Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher


Its not going to happen with intel HD graphics
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16 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Oh dear, laptops aren't meant to run graphically intensive games, your integrated graphics card adds insult to injury unfortunately, if I help someone get a laptop, I tend to go for ones with an AMD or Nvidia graphics card in them rather than an intel, mainly because they are mobile versions of their desktop counterparts and can run games a little better, in short, you're probably better off sending the game back saying that it's faulty and does not run and getting your money back, you can't upgrade the graphics card on the cheap as it would cost about the same as getting a gaming laptop for the parts and labour to fit a new GPU
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16 Aug 2012   #6

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so there is no way i am ever going to be able to play it without forking out for a brand new laptop?!
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16 Aug 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jimmy2812 View Post
so there is no way i am ever going to be able to play it without forking out for a brand new laptop?!
That's Correct
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16 Aug 2012   #8

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

yes downside of laptops is not much change of hardware can be done, if was a pc you could have brought a graphics card and slotted it in.
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