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Windows 7: hp pavillion slimline s5780 system, can't run Skyrim on lowest setting

22 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
hp pavillion slimline s5780 system, can't run Skyrim on lowest setting

The Specs of this PC to begin with:

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3CPU 550 @ 3.20GHZ 3.20GHZ

Graphics cardNVIDIA GeForce G405 with PureVideo

It can't even run Skyrim in the lowest setting without loads of lag, yet the game itself recommends medium as the optimum setting - i'm sure my PC fulfills the minimum requirements, too.

I guess what I'm asking is: with the above settings for my com, does a lack of performance on such a low setting make any sense? if it does is there anyway to remedy that?

thanks for any help

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16 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 / Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit

The optimal setting will be for average PCs, not necessarily one like yours. Firstly, make sure you have the latest DirectX/OpenGL. Unfortunately, you have a very low end graphics card. The recommended Graphics card for Skyrim is Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4890 1 GB or newer.
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16 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Hate to say it but that video card is barely a step up from Intel integrated graphics. Here is the specs on that card,

NVIDIA GeForce 405 (OEM)

which looking at the specs is nothing more than an OEM rebrand of this card,

Every PC needs good graphics.

which is about the lowest of the low end for a video card. This is one of those that if you want to play games then you're looking at having to get a better video card.
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17 Jan 2012   #4
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit

Funny how the OEM will talk about "modern games" knowing there is no way that's going to happen......

You will need a low profile card and a expensive/hard to find power supply.....
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19 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 10 64bit

hate to burst your bubble but your card is holding you back. How many watts does your psu have and if your willing to buy a card tell us a budget limit. Also what's your motherboard, so we can know what type of psu is appropriate
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05 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

I read you can tell the PSU wattage from the model number right? mine is s5780uk so i assume it could be 5780?

I don't know how to find out my motherboard. Do you reckon a new PSU is pretty essential or will just a better videocard compatible with my existing PSU will be good enough? I'm just looking for some of these modern games to run smoothly in settings other than low.

As for budget i don't really want to spend more than 200 on all this ideally. but i'm saying that as an ignorant person not really knowing anything. Thank you for your help and sorry if this information has been sketchy.
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 hp pavillion slimline s5780 system, can't run Skyrim on lowest setting

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