Guild Wars 2... can my computer handle it on the lowest setting?

By sarasa1989
Oct 15, 2012
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  1. Hello,

    I am sort of torn between whether I should risk playing this game. I hope I am posting in the right place.

    I have a laptop that has Windows 7 Ultimate service pack 1
    Intel Core i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73 Ghz
    Plenty of hard drive space ( this alone should not be an issue...I basically have an entire hard drive (400GB <_<)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 330m (this is what I am worried about)
    6 GB ram

    I have not a clue what the minimum requirements mean with regards to the Graphics card. I have no idea how to compare it with mine. But I have this horrid feeling that I'm going to manage to kill this little part.

    This is what the minimum requirements say (so you don't have to look it up lol)

    ComponentMinimum System Requirements
    Operating System Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Better
    Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 or better
    Memory 2 GB RAM
    Hard drive 25 GB available HDD space
    Graphics card NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI Radeon™ X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better
    (256MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
    Internet connection Broadband Internet Connection
    Keyboard and mouse

    and this is the minimum requirements for macs
    Operating System Mac OS-X 10.7.X or later
    Processor Intel Core™ i5
    Memory 4 GB Ram
    Hard drive 25 GB available HDD space
    Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 320M, ATI Radeon™ HD 6630M, Intel HD 3000 or better
    Internet connection Broadband Internet Connection
    Input Keyboard and mouse/equivalent

    PS its a laptop...I know laptops suck for gaming :( I just graduated from college :( I needed a laptop to lug around) I just need a new addiction!!

    Thank you :)
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Your GPU is pretty weak but given that the minimum requirement is only an integrated Intel HD 3000 I'd imagine it would be playable at the lowest settings. It's quite a CPU heavy game and you have a great CPU so that should be fine.
  3. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 576   +185

    Your 330m is more powerful then a 7800, your CPU is well over the power of a core 2 duo at 2.0ghz, you should be fine, if the game were to only use two cores remember you got turbo boost on the CPU.

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