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A pretty noob-ish question about dedicated RAM.

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2 years ago#1
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.
2 years ago#2
Your computer has 32 MB of RAM? Doubtful.

Do you mean VRAM?
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2 years ago#3
yes, sorry that's what I meant.
2 years ago#4
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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2 years ago#5
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.
2 years ago#6
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
2 years ago#7
That's what I assumed, I can handle that. Thanks for the info.
2 years ago#8
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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