Query on game minimum requirements

By ronobono · 8 replies
Jul 17, 2006
  1. I have windows xp with a 1.2 ghz,512 mb ram,256 mb nivdia video card. Im lookin at a game game that says min 1.8 ghz,I need to know if this means my pc will not play this game at all or will it just run slow? thanx for any help.
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Could you please stop using generic thread titles like:"help" please ? You agreed to do so when you agreed to the forum guidelines.
  3. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    thanx that was a big help!
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I have deleted your other thread. Please don`t open any more threads for this subject. Thanks.

    Could you tell us what game you`re talking about?

    I think there`s a good chance the game will run on your system, albeit a little on the slow side.

    The difference between your 1.2gig cpu and the recommended 1.8gig cpu really isn`t that much in terms of actual speed.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Ok thanx.. the game is called titan quest that im lookin to get.You that it will run on my pc?. 1.2ghz 512mb ram 256 mb video card.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Like I said, It will probably run, but it may be quite slow, or should I say very slow.

    If you look at this page HERE.

    You will see that the recommended system requirements are far more exacting than your system.

    Minimum System Requirements:

    •Windows® 2000 or XP
    •1.8 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Athlon XP or equivalent
    •512 MB RAM
    •5 GB free hard drive space
    •64 MB NVIDIA GeForce 3 or equivalent or ATI Radeon 8500 series with Pixel Shader 1.1 support or equivalent
    •DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
    •8x or faster CD-ROM drive
    •Keyboard, Mouse

    Recommended System Requirements:

    •Windows XP
    •3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent
    •1 GB RAM
    •5.0 GB or more free hard drive space
    •128 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or ATI Radeon X800 series or equivalent
    •DirectX® 9.0c compatible or Soundblaster X-Fi series sound card
    •8x or faster CD-ROM/DVD drive
    •Keyboard, Mouse

    If you do decide to buy the game, you might be very disappointed in the games performance on your particular system. I`d say it looks like a bit of a gamble really.

    I`m sure some of our other members will be able to tell you exactly what you should do.

    Regards Howard :)
  7. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    This game is looks like an old 2d aspect in 3d. I think and only for this game that needs 1.8GHz it my run ok on your PC. What graphic card model do you have?
  8. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Well thanx for the posts guys but i just won me a new pc on ebay! Im sick with this old crappy pc. I now have 2 more questions if someone would be nice enough to help me. First did i get a good deal on the pc i won?
    Its a AMD Athalon 2700 custom built (looks really cool) 2.2 ghz 40 gig hd.In total it cost me $262.20..I would show a link but dont know how lol.
    My second question is what is the diff between dvd rom game and pc rom game? Thanx for help :)
  9. owenxi

    owenxi TS Rookie

    depends. my processor is well below alot of games but my ram and video card are more tehn twice most requirements and i run these games on high graphics without lag. so if your ram and video card are good enought o compensate you should be fine.
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