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#1 11 years ago

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.




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#2 11 years ago

ZOMG! that's wayyyyyy more than enough.




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#3 11 years ago

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?




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#4 11 years ago
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.




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#5 11 years ago

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.




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#6 11 years ago

Thank you very much for the help! If I do need to buy a graphics card, how much money am I looking at? (£)




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#7 11 years ago

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.




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#8 11 years ago

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.




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#9 11 years ago

Thank you all very much for the help!