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Need to know if my laptop can run Skyrim

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by nguyen3706, Jan 22, 2012.

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  1. nguyen3706

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    I've been out of the pc gaming loop for a while, but I've been wanting to get the new Skyrim game, since I don't have any consoles. My laptop is fairly new, but want to be sure I can run it well to see if it's worth getting. I think my specs are
    pentium 4, ram, 320gb harddrive, intel media accelerator. Let me know what you guys think!
     
  2. wizkid83

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    Most laptops can't run games well.
     
  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
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    probably not, integrated graphics suck when it come to games.
     
  5. nguyen3706

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    seriously? i just spent like a 1k on it, and it can barely run a fairly new game?
     
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    Good that you have ram. Most games don't run without it.
     
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    It doesn't look good as has been said already. What's the model number of your laptop?
     
  8. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!

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    You just spent a grand on a chip that is at the very least two and a half years old?

    "Pentium 4 was a line of single-core desktop and laptop central processing units (CPUs), introduced by Intel on November 20, 2000[1] and shipped through August 8, 2008"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_4

    With an Intel video card?

    That's a 300 dollar laptop.
     
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    If you use minimum settings the requirement is quite low, my parents' old laptop can run it.
     
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    What make/model is your laptop if you don't mind me asking.

    Didn't even know they still sell comps with Pentium 4.
     
  11. CrazyDave

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    is there a demo? If so, get it, install it, and see.
     
  12. Cowboy_Bebop

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    Patch it. Crack it. Set it to the lowest settings and you're Skyrim hopefully should look like this and playable on a P4.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Depressio

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    Pentium 4's are really old and out-dated. Are you sure that's your CPU if your laptop's fairly new?

    Also, integrated graphics can never do 3D well. You need an integrated ATI or nVidia chip, not integrated Intel. The Intel graphics chips on laptops are practically 2D-only, as far as I'm concerned.
     
  14. Joshfast

    Joshfast "We're all gonna die" - Billy Sole
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    $1000 for that laptop? Ouch. Sorry bro :(
     
  15. Uprising

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    $1000 for that? who sold it to you? I must meet this god of a salesman!
     
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    You guys are ignoring the fact it has a ram.
     
  17. Mr. Brightside

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    Why don't you just download some more RAM? I'm sure the game will work with this increase in performance.
     

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