BladeGiver, on Nov 17, 2012 - 11:17 PM, said:
Processor: Intel® Core ™ i3 CPU M370 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (3.79 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System
Pen and Touch: No Pen or touch Input is available for this display
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
Model: ASUS Notebook K52F/K62F Series
Intel ® HD Graphics
Based off your specifications and the model you posted, you're using this ASUS K52F laptop
, or some variant of it. While it's obviously capable of doing basic computational needs for the average person, this laptop is not
made for gaming. While your computer meets the minimum
specifications to play (save your GPU), that's going to be an incredibly painful experience. You should be looking to meet or exceed the recommended
specifications for an enjoyable experience.
Based on the model I linked above, it looks like you're using an Intel GMA 4500M
integrated graphics card. Generally speaking, any laptop using an integrated graphics setup is going to struggle running any 3D game. Even look at the link I provided; the game struggled to run F.E.A.R. on low resolutions and graphics settings, and that game is from 2005. Here's an example
of Skyrim running on a similar rig; low resolution, low detail, extremely unreliable framerates.
Technically speaking, your computer will likely be able to boot up the Blade & Soul game client. You may be able to technically get the game running on your computer as well. Sadly, you will not be able to get any sort of decent level of performance out of the game, even at the lowest resolution and lowest detail settings. I honestly wouldn't expect you to get an average of 15 frames per second on the lowest settings possible. I would highly
recommend looking into getting a new computer if you're serious about gaming, because you're going to have extremely poor performance with the game on that rig.
: Some of these posts above me are hurting my brain.
Jett, on Nov 18, 2012 - 1:18 AM, said:
That looks good, you should be ok.
You didn't bother looking at his post at all, did you? That laptop wouldn't even come close to running this game at any reliable framerate. Why are you even posting if you aren't going to help, or even bother to read?
Soultaker, on Nov 18, 2012 - 1:18 AM, said:
i feel that you will need to upgrade a few things lije your ram and video card (if any) and is this a laptop or a desktop
Again, specified the model name which includes notebook in it. A simple search and some cross-referencing can show he's running this ASUS K52F laptop
Skyform, on Nov 18, 2012 - 1:47 AM, said:
CPU and Ram seem good but may need to go to i5 and 8GB
Also, the video card will need to upgrade.. if you're on a desktop.
Not a desktop, it's even mentioned in the model that it's a notebook. A simple search yields this ASUS K52F laptop
as having matching specifications. His motherboard
only supports two RAM slots, but 4GB DIMM sticks are only ~$30 as far as I know.
Upgrading from an integrated graphics setup to a gaming GPU isn't as easy as swapping parts, especially considering it's a laptop. Laptop parts are smaller than desktop parts, thus more expensive to make. Plus, we don't even know if a gaming GPU would fit in his case, and I doubt it would because that laptop wasn't made for gaming, so it likely doesn't have any extra space in it.
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Again, I stand by my assertion that upgrading that laptop is not worth the hassle, frustration, or cost. I would recommend just investing in a desktop for gaming, since it's much cheaper to purchase and upgrade over time. If you're strapped for cash and tech savvy, I'd recommend building your own
, which can be as cheap as $500 for a fairly powerful rig. If you want to purchase something pre-built, just take a peek around NewEgg
and find something there.
This post has been edited by Notturno: Nov 18, 2012 - 2:29 AM