**Can My Notebook Run It?** -Ask about your notebooks here

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  1. crash

    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Can My Notebook Run It?
    last updated: 3/1/09

    If you'd like to know if your notebook can run a game, this is the right place!

    Some things to note before you post:
    • Integrated video cards are NOT meant for gaming. Don't expect much from them.
    In order to determine if you computer can run a certain game we need your specs. Please provide the following in either your post or signature:

    --Start Example--

    CPU:
    GPU:
    RAM:
    Display:

    --End Example--

    Under "Display", please make sure to indicate your native resolution.

    Also, make sure to let us know specifically what games you would like to play. You can ask a more direct question such as "Can I run this game at high settings?", or a more general question like "At what settings can I run this game?". We'll do our best to help.

    And that's it! Your final post should look something like this:
    For more information, see the following:
     
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    For example

    Question: Hi, I'm new here. I was wondering how well I could play Crysis? What resolution and settings?

    Specs: Intel T8100, X3100, 3GB RAM

    Answer: Sorry but Crysis will probably be unplayable (10 and lower fps) on anything but 800 by 600 and Very Low. Although that might be too much.

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    Try and keep posts in that format. Specifying your specs in your signature is OK as well, but make sure it doesn't go over 4 lines of size 2 text.
     
  3. fifafreak18

    fifafreak18 Notebook Evangelist

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    I was wondering if this was going to happen soon, thank you for re making it I'm glad this can help so many people!
     
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    crash NBR Assassin Super Moderator

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    Thanks for that, plasma :)
     
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    laptop4life Notebook Consultant

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    Can my laptop run, COD WAW, specs below in sig?
     
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    Yes, at WXGA and Maxed Settings.
     
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    laptop4life Notebook Consultant

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    Yay, now i can go buy it and not worry about playing a lag fest game. Thanks a million.

    P.S Plasma, is.... genius.
     
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    I look to be getting a new laptop soon, and though my choice in what I get is limited, I am curious about what it might be able to play. I'm really interested in whether it will be able to run Oblivion or Medieval Total War II( I would like to be RA3 and Empire total war, but given the graphics are about the lowest of the low, I would be shocked were this not an impossibility.)

    Specs: P8400
    3GB RAM
    Intel 4500MHD
     
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    Oblivion will run, albeit at a low resolution and at low-ish settings.

    Total War II; I have no idea but the system requirements give you an idea.

    Celeron 1.8GHz Pentium 4® (1500MHz) or equivalent AMD® processor.
    512MB RAM.
    8x Speed DVD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers.
    11.0 Gigs of uncompressed free hard disk space.
    100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers.
    100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers.
    DirectX® 9.0c.
    128MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers.
    Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible.
    Monitor must be able to display 1024x768 resolution or above.
     
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    bball3904 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I really would like to play Empire: Total War at maxed settings with a 1680 x 1050 resolution on a 22" external monitor. What mobile graphics card do you recommend?
     
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