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2 years ago#1
Hello y'all. I just got my first laptop (woot!) and was excited because I could finally play games (my old desktop was pretty much limited to plants vs zombies). Looking at, say, Skyrim, I have the right specs to run it except for one weird thing. It requires 512 MB of dedicated video RAM, andmy laptop apparently has...32. Seriously, what the heck? 32 MB is practically nothing! The laptop isn't super high-end, but it ain't bad. Is there something wrong with the information, or do I really have just a meager 32 MB of dedicated video RAM?

Specs---

i5-4200u CPU @ 1.60 GHz / 2.30 GHz
6.00 RAM (5.88 usable)
Total available graphics memory= 1792 MB
Dedicated video RAM= 32 MB :(
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2 years ago#2
What's the GPU, Intel HD? Integrated video does not have dedicated memory. It should run fine on at least low though.

Is that a scan from a website or the actual game?

And if your laptop does not have a dedicated GPU then it is low end for gaming no matter what the other specs are.
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2 years ago#3
return laptop and then build desktop
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2 years ago#4
OldSorrow posted...
return laptop and then build desktop


Nah thanks. Laptops are pretty handy things, and I'd much rather NOT return my laptop just because I have a question about it.

And yeah, it's Intel HD.
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