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Might be a bit of a pain now, but laptops should probably be covered at some point as well. Though truth be told, all that really needs to be pointed out is if you need a new one or not, since upgrades are out the window. Problem is how many screwy OEM variants there are of each video chipset these days.
Yes, your graphics card is way too underpowered. It can run D3, and by "run", I mean you can get to a login screen. Don't really expect to play with that graphics card.
I strongly recommend against Alienware X51 unless you MUST have a slim form factor for a gaming PC.
You might want to check out the link I listed at the very top of the page. It leads to my comprehensive guide on picking out the best parts for building your own gaming PC without paying big bucks.
Yeah, I probably will get to it.
Yes, OEM variants suck.
Edited by Ehrengarde#1143 on 5/16/2012 6:50 PM PDT
The GTX 555M is a personal favorite of mine. Some have 144 cores, some only have 96, some have a 128-bit memory interface, some are up to 92-bit, some use GDDR5, some only DDR3, and clock speeds range from the low 500's to the high 700's which makes for some HUGE differences in performance.
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200
From what I read I should be able to play the game, but its so choppy that its basically unplayable. I know its not my internet. My graphics card is outdated, but when I run it on lowest settings it still looks rather good (considering), but I can't figure what makes it runs so bad. If its my processor I've been looking into the AMD Phenom II 965 Black edition.
Edited by Grundy#1790 on 5/16/2012 7:11 PM PDT
15 in might be bit too tight for a HD 6870 / GTX 560 as these cards are usually about 10 inches long.
I would probably just buy a HD 7750 then call it a day. HD 7750 should not require you to replace your power supply.
HP Pavilion Slimline s5213w Desktop
AMD Sempron LE-1250
video card nVidia GeForce 6150SE
I know its not the greatest of computers and im not a computer genius i got past the processor issue i was wondering what I needed video card wise to get it running. I don't have alot of money I just want to play any suggestions?
You have a slim case computer.
You don't have a lot of choice available, not to mention really weak old Sempron.
I would strongly recommend just saving up for a new computer.
If you refuse to, best you can do is to buy a low-profile Radeon HD 6570, like this:
Guys I am a little confused, maybe you can help me out. I just bought a new laptop. It has a core i7 2670 processor and an Nvidia GT 630m graphics card. But when I look at my adapter for my display settings it shows intel graphics family. Also, when I started up D3, it prompted me that my graphics card driver might need updating, and it said intel HD 3000. So is my nvidia card actually being used? I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question.
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