Does 8 mB Make a Difference?

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  1. 67birdman
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    Hi everyone,
    I have a Toshiba A200 laptop:
    2 GB Ram
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1.73 Ghz
    ATI Video Card 120mb
    Windows Vista Home Premium

    Sorry about the specs, I don't have them on hand right now.
    But anyways, I am using SystemRequirementsLab.com's check to see if you can run a game.
    Everything shows up as fine, but for the video card, it says that I have only 120 mB of memory, and it needs 128 mB.
    Does 8 mB really make a difference, can I still run these games?
    Thanks
     
  2. velocity37

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    8MB of video memory probably won't make a difference. Your card can't make use of shared memory?

    I'd be more worried about the actual graphical performance requirements of the game rather than video memory. What you might want to do is see the actual minimum required video card model, look up some 3DMark scores or something, and see how that compares to what your laptop can do.

    Also, 120MB is weird. Maybe that's already including some shared memory?
     
  3. Elritha

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    120mb is very strange for a video card. It should be enough for video memory as the poster above me said.
    You never mentioned the exact model name of the ATI card. If you check device manager it should give you the name. Chances are it could be some basic/low end integrated one. Unless it was a very high end laptop.
     
  4. Joe88

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    I can probably see that being a laptop in all, also its MB
    8MB wont make a difference
     
  5. 67birdman
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    I don't really know, its some ATI dedicated card, don't remember the name.
    Thanks though. [​IMG]
     
  6. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    yep as everyone said, 8mb won't make a difference. though y the hell do you have 120? lol..
     
  7. 67birdman
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    I turns out I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400.
    Has 1.4 GB of video memory.
    Too bad my processors only 1.5 ghz, i missed out on a lot of games [​IMG]
     
  8. Minox

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    Really doubt it's 1.4GB of actual vram. It's most likely shared with your RAM.
     
  9. 67birdman
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    Yea, I guess, still, my proccessor sucks [​IMG]
     
  10. outgum

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    1.5Ghz DOES suck XD
    but its ok for playing general games isnt it?
    I mean, i have 2 2.1GHz Processors, and a 512MB Graphics card, but mines expensive.

    Waht game are you trying to run?
     
  11. 67birdman
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    LOL, Call of Duty 4..
     
  12. Raki

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    Well the HD2400 is about the speed of a HD3200, so you shouldn't expect much - just low quality on a resolution like 1280*800
     
  13. zeromac

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    lol those are amazing worse than mine
    if its 8mb of ram then yea it makes a different
     
  14. Hatsu

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    My iMac: 1 3.06GHz Processor (two core), 4GB of RAM and a 256MB "ATI Radeon HD 4670" Graphics card.
     
  15. Joe88

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    ^not sure why your posting your imac specs just out of the blue
     
  16. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    Lol, comparing with outgum.
     
  17. ZeWarrior

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    Since when was the title, "Post your PC specs and compare them with mine"..?