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Old 06-04-2006, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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will these specs run all games at a decent res???


1] Area-51® m5500

Processor: Intel® Pentium® M 730 1.6GHz 2MB L2 Cache 533MHz FSB
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
Display: Alienware® m5500 15.4" WideXGA 1280 x 800 LCD - Xeno Grey
Motherboard: Alienware® Intel® 915GM + ICH6 Chipset
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SO-DIMM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB
Hard Drive: 60GB 5400 RPM ATA100
Optical Drive: 24x10x24 CD-RW / 8X DVD Combo w/Software MPEG2 Decoder
Video/Graphics Card: 256MB NVidia® GeForce™ Go MXM 6600
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Old 06-04-2006, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm going to have to say no. Mabey older games like UT2004, but not things like FEAR, Doom 3, BF2, the upcoming UT2007 etc...
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I will have to agree. Laptops are there for remote use, not for gaming. Your money would best have been invested in a cheap laptop with a Pentium M processor, with intergrated graphics and a gaming PC.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what makes it so it isnt up to par?
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The graphics card. CPU is slightly slower than would be good, but that isn't so important.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The cpu is fine and so is the graphics. You can play all games yes, just not on high settings.
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yea...im not looking to max out the settings here.... just looking to run games on medium settings without hiccups......this is possible?
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Yea, but you might have to run some on low.
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1.6 is a bit on the low side
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It doesn't work like that. That CPU will kill a 1.6GHz desktop.
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