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A pretty noob-ish question about dedicated RAM.

#1RedRage9Posted 12/24/2013 7:31:32 PM
I wanted to buy a game from steam and when I went to 'can you run it' to see if my laptop could run the game, it did not pass the test. The only part it failed at was in the dedicated RAM part. It says I need 512mb and mine has 32mb. So my question is, if I were to download this game, would it still run? What are the problems I would have without having enough dedicated RAM to support the game.
#2MasterDonGeroPosted 12/24/2013 7:33:51 PM
Your computer has 32 MB of RAM? Doubtful.

Do you mean VRAM?
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#3RedRage9(Topic Creator)Posted 12/24/2013 7:38:36 PM(edited)
yes, sorry that's what I meant.
#4ryouma17Posted 12/24/2013 7:52:41 PM
you never told us what game, or your specs, need to know more then just your ram to know if you can run it
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#5RedRage9(Topic Creator)Posted 12/24/2013 8:02:15 PM
The game is gone home.

My laptop specs are as follows according to Can you run it.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz

cpu speed : 1.8 GHz Performance Rated at: 3.15 GHz

RAM: 13GB (available.)

O.S: Windows 8 (64bit)

Video card:

Pixel Shader version 5.0
Vertex Shader version 5.0
Dedicated Video RAM 32 MB (this is where i failed. It said i need 512mb)

Like i said according to this website i passed every criteria for the game except the dedicated video RAM.
#6Lucavi000Posted 12/24/2013 8:09:54 PM
its probably an integrated laptop GPU which shares its vram from another source. You should be fine but dont expect stellar FPS not that gone home is intensive anyway
#7RedRage9(Topic Creator)Posted 12/24/2013 8:10:59 PM
That's what I assumed, I can handle that. Thanks for the info.
#8KabtheMentatPosted 12/24/2013 8:15:23 PM(edited)
If you play Gone Home (which I HIGHLY recommend) then you might want to drop the resolution some and turn off shadows entirely.

The game doesn't run great on decent PCs. Luckily, it's not about the action or anything like that. It's about the story, so as long as you can see what you're doing, read the stuff, and hear the audio you'll be fine.

Oh and turn off the sticky cursor thing. That **** is goddamn annoying.
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