Is my processor meeting the requirement?

By bjbkb
Nov 14, 2009
  1. I bought Prototype thinking my pc was compatible. The game loaded but crashes every time I start it.
    The game requirements are
    OS: Windows XP or Vista
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86ghz or AMD athlon 64 x24000+ or better
    Video Card: All NVDIA GeForce 7800 GT 256 MB and Better chipsets. All ATI Radeon x1800 256 mb and better chipsets
    HD= 8GB Free
    RAM= 1GB RAM for windows XP

    I am running
    Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium (R) 4 CPU 2.53Ghz
    Video Card: Radeon 9250(0x5960) 256mb BK-ATI VER 008.017D.031.000
    Memory: HD 8.53GB free (the game is already on the HD) RAM 1.5GB

    Are the game requirments too much for my processor. It seems everything else is meeting but I am not sure about the P4 to core2/athlon comparison
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    This will not run the game well, though the hardware likely has nothing to do with the crashing.
  3. dipo003

    dipo003 TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    Do you really think a Pentium 4 ® is equivalent in that requirement to core 2 duo?
  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    Not really, but it won't cause a crash, again, your computer will just fail to run the game well, NOT crash if your hardware isn't good enough.
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Another problem is likely the graphics driver. It's so old that it can't run the newer game and probably is causing the crash. ATI stopped supporting the Radeon 9250 in 2006 and so driver development for that card stopped as well. In other words the most recent driver available for that card is from 2006.
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    I agree with mailpup. It must be a graphics driver issue.
  7. starkk

    starkk TS Rookie

    probably MIGHT be able to run it on lowest....depends how much of a console port it is and how long they spent optimizing the pc version
  8. bjbkb

    bjbkb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks to everyone that responded. I will be picking up another PC this holiday season thanks to your feedback and ability to highlight how woefully behind my current pc is.
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