I want to play Starcraft 2.. help?

October 13, 2010 at 14:23:57
Specs: Windows
Hi, first post so sorry if im not well versed in the rules etc...

I really want to play starcraft 2, but I'm not sure if I can run it.
I have a Dell Dimension 4700 and a 4600, that both have 512mb. I was wondering if I combined both of the computers RAM, would I be able to run it?
I'm not sure about their graphics cards, but I can't imagine them being any good.

My other option is using my main computer, a Macbook from around 07-08 with:
GMA 950 graphics card
2.16 ghz intel core duo
1 gb RAM

Any thoughts??!

Thanks in advance!


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#1
October 13, 2010 at 14:33:11
I am always amazed that creators of games list requirements on their support site:

http://us.blizzard.com/support/arti...

You do not have a Graphics Card it is on-board aka IGP (intregrated graphics processesor), so yes you need at least a graphics card and realistically 2GB Memory..


PC Minimum System Requirements*:

•Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
•2.6 GHz Pentium® IV or equivalent AMD Athlon® processor
•128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT or ATI Radeon® 9800 PRO video card or better
•12 GB available HD space
•1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 users)
•DVD-ROM drive
•Broadband Internet connection
•1024X720 minimum display resolution


PC Recommended Specifications:

•Windows Vista®/Windows® 7
•Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
•2 GB RAM
•512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon® HD 3870 or better


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#2
October 13, 2010 at 15:00:19
So I wont be able to run it at all?

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#3
October 13, 2010 at 15:27:40
"So I wont be able to run it at all?"

Nope, not even close. You don't have a great system but at least it's upgradeable:

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...

The Radeon HD 4650 is a decent entry level gaming card & it doesn't require a PSU plug-in. Here's one for just $39 after rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Or for $6 more, here's a Radeon HD 5550:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Here's another HD 5550...notice the memory is clocked higher but costs the same ($45):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

For $50, here's a Geforce GT 240 that comes with a coupon for the trial version of Starcraft2:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
October 13, 2010 at 17:27:59
So in conclusion,
I will be able to merge the two 512 mb RAM's into one computer,
and if a purchase a graphics card labeled above, I will be able to run starcraft2 ?

Can anyone give me a guesstimation of the quality?

Thanks


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#5
October 13, 2010 at 18:27:55
bump? i dont know much about computers, obviously.

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#6
October 13, 2010 at 23:25:03
Dimension 4700 Max Memory 4 x 1GB DDR2:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...

Dimension 4600 Max Memory 4 x 1GB DDR1:

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...

According to Crucial and Dell they use differing memory, you could of got this information from Dell Support, so you need to spend money on the 4700....

http://support.dell.com/support/edo...


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