Ok, I'm getting a new laptop for christmas. All I know about it is that it has got a Core Duo Intel Pentium Processor (something like that) and 2Gb RAM. What I want to know is if this would be enough to run Counter Strike smoothly. If anyone could help I would really apreciate it. Thanks in advance.
ZOMG! that's wayyyyyy more than enough.
I am concerned about the Graphics Card. I'm not sure how well an Intel IGA card will work, they are not usually well supported.
Do you know if it has a Radeon Xpress, or Geforce Go card?
17th June 2002
armyofmuppets;4023789Ok, I'm getting a new laptop for christmas. All I know about it is that it has got a Core Duo Intel Pentium Processor (something like that) and 2Gb RAM. What I want to know is if this would be enough to run Counter Strike smoothly. If anyone could help I would really apreciate it. Thanks in advance.
You'll kinda need a graphics card, too. Find out what's in it.
If it's got Core Duo, and 2gb RAM, and it's not custom made, it's bound to have a vid card suitable to play CS.
Thank you very much for the help! If I do need to buy a graphics card, how much money am I looking at? (£)
No idea. I'm not even sure your laptop is upgradeable. Which is why the concern about the GPU. There is really no way to tell if a Laptop uses upgradeable "MXM" GPUs, or just has an on-board card.
Either way, it doesn't look to be a simple task. I really don't know anything about Core Duo based laptops. As wolvesgoalie said, it should have a decent GPU. I don't know.
Intel Celeron laptops are guaranteed to have an IGA card, and AMD laptops are all but guaranteed to have a Geforce Go GPU. Pentiums lie somewhere in between, having a much wider range of cards available. Core Duos are the newest line, and should have higher quality hardware. What higher quality means, depends on the manufacturer.
Another thing we have to consider is that, it really doesn't take that much of a vid card to run CS in the first place. Unless of course it is CS:Source which needs a decent card, but even my ancient Raedon X300/X550 can handle it at max, so again, not a major concern.
Thank you all very much for the help!