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    Question for computer savvy people.

    Post by johnnyjwa on Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:38 pm

    So I have a pretty average laptop that I use because I travel around a lot. A few of my friends are getting Guild Wars 2 and I wanted to know If it could run on this pc.

    I went to this website http://www.systemrequirementslab.com

    Everything passes except my dedicated video ram. My pc has 64mb where the minimum for gw2 is 256mb.

    So how does video ram affect performance? Would I perhaps be able to run it in a lower resolution or on lower settings?



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    Re: Question for computer savvy people.

    Post by Federally on Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:55 pm

    Video RAM is for the graphics card to store textures and stuff for quick and easy access. It's incredibly important to graphics intensive titles, more so then system RAM, and cannot be skirted.

    Now whether or not you have enough depends on what the 256mb minimum means. Is that what it needs to run topped out? Optimum? Or minimum? If its minimum you're ***, if its optimum performance you can MAYBE get away with it, but I doubt it.


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    Re: Question for computer savvy people.

    Post by johnnyjwa on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:03 pm

    I think it's minimum. Guess I'll have to shell out some cash to fix my desktop and play at home. :x


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    Re: Question for computer savvy people.

    Post by Federally on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:25 pm

    If its minimum try and go above it. Typically meeting minimum requirements adds up to a poor experience


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    Re: Question for computer savvy people.

    Post by dancash1808 on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:47 pm

    512 would be good. but yeah no chance on your laptop.


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