NFS Hot Pursuit System Requirements
EA published the minimum system requirements for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit:
OS: Windows® XP SP 3 (32-64 bits) / Windows Vista® (32-64 bits) / Windows 7® (32-64 bits)
CPU: Intel Core® 2 Duo 1.8 GHZ or AMD Athlon X2 64 2.4GHZ (or better)
RAM: 1.5 GB Windows® XP / 2 GB Windows Vista® - Windows 7®
DISC DRIVE: DVD-ROM, 8 speed (reads at 8X)
HARD DRIVE: 6.5 GB
VIDEO CARD: 256 MB DirectX® 9.0 compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher
SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0 –compliant sound card
COMPATIBLE VIDEO CARD CHIP SETS: ATI® RADEON® X1950, HD 2000/3000/4000/5000 series NVIDIA GeForce® 7/8/9/100/200 series (or better)
ONLINE: 2 - 8 players, 512 Kbps or faster
Your CPU must meet or exceed the benchmark for any of the CPUs listed above, in the list here:
Your video adapter must meet or exceed the benchmark for any of the video adapters in the list above, in the lists here:
If your video adapter does NOT meet or exceed the benchmarks for any of the above listed video adapters, there is no setting you can change that will significantly change anything that will allow you to run the game regarding the minimum video ram required - that's only available if your video adapter is built into the mboard in any case, in the bios setup.
If this is a laptop or netbook computer, you cannot install a better video adapter unless your model is a high end more expensive model that has an actual video CARD that plugs into a slot on the mboard and can be removed - otherwise your video adapter is NOT a video CARD - it's built into the mboard and cannot be upgraded.
If this is a desktop computer, if you have a spare slot on the mboard, preferably a PCI-E X16 slot or an AGP slot but a PCI or PCI-E X1 or PCI-E X4 slot will do - you can install a better video adapter - an actual video CARD - BUT you MAY need to get a power supply with more (total output) wattage capacity as well.