Can I play pc games w/ these system specs?

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  2. Xuphor

    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    That doesn't say the most important thing for gaming, your video card. Go to Start button, run, type in dxdiag, press enter. Go to the Video tab, tell us what it says under Name:
     
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    It says 'Intel(R) HD Graphics
     
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    Intel HD is just a chipset and will be limited to what it can play.
     
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    Any recommendations for better video cards then? Preferably cheap?
     
  6. Xuphor

    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    that signifies you have a Intel onboard video card, which is total crap. The only games you'll be likely to play are veyr old games and games with insanely low requirements.

    EDIT: Geforce 8800 if you can find it, or GTS 250 or GTX 260. They are the cheapest cards you can get that are actually decent enough to run modern games.
     
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    Minecraft actually chews up tonnes of resources.
    Minecraft's the only PC game I own that lags, it's weird like that.
     
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    Thanks dude. I'll see what I can do about getting a one of those cards. Also, one last noob question. I'm using a laptop, can i install a new video card w/o screwing stuff up?
     
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    Is there any chance he has a switchable GPU?
     
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    How can I check?
     
  11. JasmineJewelThie

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    No your stuck with what you have got inside.
     
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    Click Start , type 'device' in the search field, and then select Device Manager. Then expand 'Display adapters'
    If you have a switchable GPU there will be two different devices listed
     
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    Shoot, okay thanks for the help.


    Nope only one. Looks like I'm not playing games anytime soon. :(
     
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    There's always Terraria :)
     
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    Funny you mention, Terraria lags too. This laptop's a piece of junk :P
     
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    There's always Terraria :)
    There's always pong :P

    EDIT: 200th post.
     
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    Nah that laptops pretty nice, don't blame it for being a laptop. Just get a desktop for gaming.
     
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    I'll definitely look in to it, any recommendations?
     
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Honestly your best choice is to go to a local Best Buy, Fry's, Microcenter, CompUSA, whatever you have near you, and ask them. Tell them your budget, and say you want the best quality gaming desktop you can afford.
     
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    Okay. Thanks for all your help everybody :D