Can my laptop handle gaming?

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  1. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    I've been thinking about getting GTA San andreas for my laptop and here are the requirements for the computer ive found:

    Recommended System Requirements:
    Intel Pentuim 4 or AMD XP Processor (or better)
    384MB RAM
    16x Speed DVD Drive
    4.7GB Hard Drive Space
    128MB Video Card
    DirectX 9 compatible sound & video drivers
    Keyboard, mouse or game pad

    Minimum System Requirements:
    1GHz Pentuim III or AMD Athlon
    256MB RAM
    8x Speed DVD Drive
    3.6 GB Hard Disk Space
    64MB Video Card
    DirectX 9 compatable sound & video drivers
    Keyboard, mouse

    I'm confident in all the other requirements on my Toshiba except for the video card which the specs say is an Intel GMA 950 video card with up to 256 MB of shared memory. I didnt buy this laptop for gaming but I think it should handle the game. What do you think? Should i spend the 10 dollars and get the game to try or pass.. Thanks!
     
  2. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    Personally I'd reccomend against it, since I'm pretty sure that Intel graphics card is just an onboard chip that can have system memory assigned to it, and all the video rendering is done by the CPU as opposed to a GPU doing the work with dedicated memory.
     
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    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    Thats a great site! Thank you very much! Says I pass :) 
     
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    Prowl_Delta_31 Eating your donuts

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    Glad to help
     

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