Is my laptop good for gaming?

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  1. chefjoer

    chefjoer Newbie

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    I know everyone has had this question asked about 1000 times a day, but since I am new to this board and have very little computer knowlege, please forgive me. I have an HP DV6226us laptop. I recieved this laptop from my wife after my desktop crapped out. It is a refurbished one and should be good enough for running basic microsoft office programs on it. Of course being a guy, I have to play some games. I am not really into the new games, apologies to the WOW people. I like the old school ones like diablo and age of empires. Will this be good enough to run those? I don't want to sift through my boxes in storage only to find out they don't work. Thanks in advance to everyone.
     
  2. Twe Foju

    Twe Foju Notebook Consultant

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    if i / we might know

    what is the spec for your HP DV6226?

    but old games, especially like Diablo2 and AOE series should be very playable in any of the today's laptop
     
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    City Pig Notebook Virtuoso

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    nikeseven Notebook Deity

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    You could play browser based flash games
     
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    the best way to know is to try the games you mentioned on that machine. I'm sure you have the discs or could download trials.
     
  6. Datamonger

    Datamonger Notebook Evangelist

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    To put it simply, no. The newest game that is worth noting that will run on there would be WoW. A friend of mine has that same model of notebook. WoW runs like crap even with downgrading to XP and upgrading the RAM to 2GB.
     
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    f15hp Notebook Consultant

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    To answer your question, yes you can play old games like age of empires even though your computer dont have the best specification compared to what we have today, its should be capable of playing old game with no problem.
     
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    Ex3beatnik Notebook Consultant

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    i was able to game pretty much anything on my old HP Pav, but ever since i got a ASUS G73, i can play every single game on MAX also ATI Radeon Mobility 5870 1gb Gddr5 is Directx 11 ready!!!! WoooOoo
     
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