Not-too-complex games...

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  1. rikkitikkitavi89

    rikkitikkitavi89 Notebook Geek

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    I'm going to buy a laptop and I'd like to put a few games on it, but nothing much. I would like to put games like Zoo Tycoon and Rollercoaster Tycoon on the laptop, not games like Doom or Halo or anything like that. Would my games zap much memory from a laptop? And also- about how much memory would a 380 song iTunes music library take up?

    Thanks
     
  2. coriolis

    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I have about 500 songs in my library and thats about 1.3gb.

    And those games run fine with any intergrated GPU, although a dedicated one, even an 9600, x300, 6200 should be taken into consideration as well.
     
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    rikkitikkitavi89 Notebook Geek

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    What do you mean by although a dedicated one, even an 9600, x300, 6200...?

    Sorry, I have no clue what that means yet. Maybe when I turn 20 I'll have an idea... Please explain!
     
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    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    well onboard GPU's are generally not very powerful as it draws it's Video Ram from the Ram itself, as dedicated GPU's have thir own Ram, which renders them more powerful.

    The ati 9600, ati x300 and the nVidia 6200 are just examples of GPU's that aren't the best, or the worse and should work great for you.
     
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    LuckMC11 Computer Extraoirdinaire NBR Reviewer

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    i have 5182 songs in my iTunes library...and that takes up about 16.9 GB...lol
     
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    A graphics card with its own dedicated memory will perform much better than a graphics card which shares or rather gets it's memory from the main system RAM.

    Shared graphics cards are cheaper and will run the games you mentioned, but performance will decrease when running the latest games.

    The number of songs depends on the sizes of each song but on average 400 songs should take up around 700MB - 1GB.
     
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    :eek:
    Why would anyone need 17 GB of music?!?
     
  8. rikkitikkitavi89

    rikkitikkitavi89 Notebook Geek

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    DUDE. That's a TON of music!!
     
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    coriolis Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yea, I bought a Zen Touch, 20gb, Because I thought that a 4gb Mini would be too small(Both were same price..)

    It's been 3 months, and I've only used 4.2gb

    :p
     
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    I've been a long time collector of music (all generes). Currently over 20k+ of songs which takes up over 100gigs of music. Some are pirated, some are not. :eek:
     
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