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Bulbousaur

I'm trying to get into PC gaming (with my not very good laptop) and I have a question. On systemrequirementslab.com, which i am using to see if my computer is good enough for certain games. But for some games, in the video card section, it says I don't have the required specs, but by looking at it I have a higher rating for each of the areas given. I'll put a picture below, because I have no idea what I'm doing really

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Everything else meets the requirements. Thanks again

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Malkeor

Well you aren't going to get performance with integrated graphics like that. It'll be minimal and most modern games recommend a discrete video card anyway.

To get an idea of how your Intell 3000 HD compares to the minimal/recommended card specs on the box check out this comparison chart.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-revi...

Your video is only as good as a mid ranged 6000 Nvidia...which is pretty old.

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Bulbousaur

Oh ok then, no real problem. I was just wondering because of the Steam sale and all. I'll just stick to indie games and older games and use consoles for modern games

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Swiket

I actually have that graphics card on my laptop. It can run some modern games on low/medium settings or on lower resolutions, but I mostly stick to my desktop. What game are you checking?

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Bulbousaur

Really I was just browsing through various games, and quite a few of them came with the same results above. Ones I can remember are Left 4 Dead, Sonic All-Stars Racing and Sonic 4 Episode 1.

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irken004

Source engine games like Team Fortress 2 and Portal might run fine on low-med, but other big-name games might not work so well.

Malkeor

You should be able to run L4D at the bare minimum, maybe higher if you tweak the settings.
The other two might be a bit laggy even if you went for the minimum. You might also have to opt for lower resolution than your native.
Keep in mind when I say run i'm talking 30 FPS minimum because I cannot stand anything lower than that, but you might be different.

Always check for a demo, and if there is none find access to a (free?) game with similar performance and test it out,

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Wheels2050

I'd stick to some older games, or indie ones with lower requirements. Have a look on Steam or on Good Old Games - you'll be able to find plenty of brilliant games (although that might be a bit older) that will run perfectly well on your system.

GOG is a fantastic site, and it'd be a good idea to educate yourself a bit on the history of PC gaming, since you say you're just getting into it!

I used to have a blog link here. I'll put it back up when the blog has something to read.

Bulbousaur

Thanks for all the information! I'll just stick to low spec games and a few Source games (I already had TF2 anyway). Really I was just curious because of the Steam sale. Can't really complain about this computer because I basically got it for free.

Thanks anyway

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