How well will this game?

Hewlett-packard G60-230us notebook
July 25, 2009 at 12:13:32
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi everybody! It's Dr. Nick! Ok, so it's not really, but it's a person, nonetheless. A person with a slight problem. I recently got a new computer, the HP g60-230us, for all you that know every single pc by it's name.

Anyhoo, I love to game, but it's been a while since I've had a pc that was good enough. :( So, I thought I'd ask some people who know more than I do (hopefully), and see what they say.

Here's a review/spec's my pc...

So, tell me if you will, how will this work? (Keep in mind I didn't buy this with the intention of gaming, but it would be nice to be able to do). I've always wanted to play The Witcher, but it's PC exclusive, do I have a chance now? There's also Deus Ex:Invisible War; will this run on Vista?

Spore would be cool, Mirror's Edge...and I'm sure there are more.

Just for the heck of it, how well would Oblivion run? Fallout 3?

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July 25, 2009 at 13:04:14
Have you compared your system specs to the game requirements? if your system exceeds the recommended requirements of the game(s) then you should have no problems

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July 25, 2009 at 13:16:35
That seems to be a reasonable course of action. I have, though, already tried it; I just don't know much about it, so I cam here. My biggest question lies in how my card will handle the games; because it's not listed under the requirements, and I don't know if it's equivelant to any of those or not.

The game I most want to play is The Witcher. This is the recommended graphics...and I have no idea where I stand here. Aslo mentioned it video RAM, and I don't know where I stand in that respect either.

It also recommends 2.13 GHz with an Intel Duo Core. I'm at 2.00. Will it play?

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX or ATI Radeon X1950 PRO

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July 25, 2009 at 13:18:27
Sorry, those cards at the bottom are the suggested ones. Mine is and Intel GMA 4500.

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July 25, 2009 at 14:11:30
You should have stated it was a laptop, not a computer. Laptops don't make good gamers unless you specifically buy a gaming laptop. The thing that holds them back is the "video card", which isn't a card at's built into the board & cannot be upgraded.

Can you run it?

The GMA 4500M ranks 132nd out of 204 laptop graphics tested:

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July 25, 2009 at 14:32:45
thank you very much sir. That's an awesome webpage btw. So then, my video card isn't good enough according to the site. And it's nearly impossible to replace (in a laptop)...but there's something about it that I do not understand. It says I failed the requireded video car spec's, and then goes on to list all the requirements and where I stand (i.e. vertex shader required 3.0; you have 4.0 etc.). It doesn't tell me where I go wrong.

And is there no way to get around this (the video card impediment)? Will it just skip/have a poor frame-rate?

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July 25, 2009 at 14:42:34
"And is there no way to get around this"

No, there is no way around it other than replacing the laptop with one that meets the requirements.

"Will it just skip/have a poor frame-rate?"

It depends on the game. It will either lag so badly as to not be enjoyable or it won't play at all. If replacing the laptop isn't an option, stick with older games that are playable with what you have.

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July 25, 2009 at 14:51:30
Thanks man. Muchos gracias. Can you believe it though? I woulda been able to play Oblivion and Mass Effect. That's cool. Oh well....

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July 27, 2009 at 07:45:42
Newegg has an Acer gaming laptop with a GeForce 9600M GS video card for just $600 with free shipping. It would blow your HP out of the water!

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July 27, 2009 at 09:12:32
Really? Thanks. Now can I have $600? Lol, I just bought this, because I'm in Europe, and my family is in America, and communication would've been hard without it. Among other things, music being formost. (writing and listening to).

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