Question from diegster

can a dual core 1.7 GHz laptop, run a game with a requirement of 2.2 GHz?

can a dual core 1.7 GHz laptop, run a game with a requirement of 2.2 GHz because some of the games i plan to buy may not work

HiPlanesDrifter asked for clarification:

Is 2.2GHz a minumum requirement for the game(s) you wish to purchase..?, or is it a recommended requirement?
You absolutely need to meet a minumum requirement, but if you do not meet the recommended requirement then you can still play that game, but may be forced to adjust game audio and video quality settings to lower levels in order to achieve a desired frame-rate.

diegster provided additional details:

Its the minimum requirement

fkbwii asked for clarification:

Is it 2.2 GHz dual core or single?

Top Voted Answer

df853 answered:

I think the reason you are asking this question is because your CPU is slower than necessary, but it is dual core. So, your question might be, "Would having a dual core make it fast enough to work?" The answer is, not likely. Most games are not multi-threaded (except the audio) and so having more than one processor is not very useful. Most of the processing gets done on just one of the CPUs at a time.

One thing worth mentioning though, I have played games on a computer that did not meet the min CPU requirement. It is possible. It just runs very slow. If you're are playing an action game, this will likely be unnacceptable. If you are playing a turn-based game, then if you're patient, it will be ok.
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Titch-X answered:

Sorry but no your specs don't meet the minimum requirement so they won't run, sometimes even though you are under it games will run but even with all settings at the lowest it would be so laggy it wouldn't be worth it.
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tubbsmcfat answered:

It Might Work, But it would be laggy
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UltraMertTR answered:

It mat work, but very laggy.It's a laptop so theres a higher chance to play laggy.
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Hammershock6 answered:

Well ive been able to play games with lower specs than minimum, but its not really worth it as you wont have graphics worthy of the game, and it doesent always work, so if your buying this game i say its not really worth a try unless you already have it.
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BlueDragon1792 answered:

Try this:

Just select the game you wanna run and then run the diagnostic to see if your laptop can run the game
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r_chap30 answered:

Normally if you're around .1-.3 ghz away from the requirement but you have an extra core you should be fine. You're .5 ghz away so I think you might experience some problems. Then again Core Duo splits the workload so you might be completely fine. Overall I would recommend, it's a very useful tool (make sure you disable UAC before running the scan, it's given me problems before).
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