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asus p8b75
i3-3210
gskill ripjaws 4gb ddr3
seasonic 520w psu
acer X193HQ monitor

i am running team fortress 2 without a graphics card,will it be a problem ??
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  1. If you don't like playing at low settings it will. I don't encourage using Intel HD graphics especially the 2500 version.
  2. Hi, and what resolutions You are talking about? Found some benchmarks for Intel HD2500 witch Your i3-3210 have, but it is benchmarked on Intel Core i5-3550 (Ivy Bridge, 4 cores, 3,3-3,7 GHz, 6 MB L3, HD Graphics 2500):
    BF3 1366x768 MQ:
    http://www.3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2012/06/13/630836/battlefield-1.png
    BF3 1920x1080 LQ:
    http://www.3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2012/06/13/630836/battlefield-2.png

    FarCry 2 1366x768 MQ:
    http://www.3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2012/06/13/630836/farcry-1.png
    FarCry 2 1920x1080 MQ:
    http://www.3dnews.ru/assets/external/illustrations/2012/06/13/630836/farcry-2.png

    It is hard to tell for sure how TF2 will perform on i3 HD2500, but You can check external cards from these charts and look for how they perform in TF3. I presume You could get something like 30fps at low to middle.

    Performance of 2500HD should be the same on i3 and i5 as Intel gives same spec for graphics:

    Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
    Graphics Base Frequency 650 MHz
    Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.05 GHz
  3. Integrated graphics usually won't get you far - this is no exception. In this case you'll probably be able to play, but only on very low settings. You'd be better off buying a really cheap graphics card (maybe a second hand 8800GTX or GTX240, looks like they're on eBay for about $30) since you'll be able to play at higher settings, and play some other games too.
  4. lxxjordan23xxl said:
    If you don't like playing at low settings it will. I don't encourage using Intel HD graphics especially the 2500 version.


    i dont mind the low graphics,,i am asking if playing tf2 on my system without graphics card will cause harm to the system
  5. Best answer
    It definitely won't harm Your system in any way if You don't mind low settings and low fps :)
  6. NoOneLt said:
    It definitely won't harm Your system in any way if You don't mind low settings and low fps :)


    so no problem if i play that game for hours at a time??
  7. Just watch for CPU temps from time to time while playing, but if it is properly cooled there should be no problems.
  8. NoOneLt said:
    Just watch for CPU temps from time to time while playing, but if it is properly cooled there should be no problems.


    ok thanks B)
    it stays around 45-49,,it good??
  9. I would say no problem at all if it is 50-70C, just play for 30-60 min to give a good heat and check it, but not after the game - during it to be sure.
  10. NoOneLt said:
    I would say no problem at all if it is 50-70C, just play for 30-60 min to give a good heat and check it, but not after the game - during it to be sure.


    ok
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