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

  1. 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

    User Info: diegster

    diegster - 8 years ago
  2. Clarification Request::
    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.

    User Info: HiPlanesDrifter

    HiPlanesDrifter - 8 years ago
  3. Additional Details:
    Its the minimum requirement

    User Info: diegster

    diegster - 8 years ago
  4. Clarification Request::
    Is it 2.2 GHz dual core or single?

    User Info: fkbwii

    fkbwii - 8 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. 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.

    User Info: df853

    df853 - 8 years ago 2 0


  1. 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.

    User Info: Titch-X

    Titch-X - 8 years ago 0 1
  2. It Might Work, But it would be laggy

    User Info: tubbsmcfat

    tubbsmcfat - 8 years ago 0 1
  3. It mat work, but very laggy.It's a laptop so theres a higher chance to play laggy.

    User Info: UltraMertTR

    UltraMertTR - 8 years ago 0 1
  4. 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.

    User Info: Hammershock6

    Hammershock6 - 8 years ago 0 1
  5. Try this:

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

    User Info: BlueDragon1792

    BlueDragon1792 - 8 years ago 1 0
  6. 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).

    User Info: r_chap30

    r_chap30 - 8 years ago 0 1

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