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Can my laptop run Skyrim?

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November 10, 2011 6:45:23 PM

Very sorry for the repost, I put the last thread in the wrong location:


I apologise for another one of these topics, but can I run Skyrim on fair settings with decent fps (above 30 is playable for me).

This is an M15x Alienware laptop.

Intel (R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ¬1.6GHz

4096MB RAM


NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M

1920 x 1080

If theres anything else you need to know please tell me, I've never been good with computers, I just like playing games.

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November 10, 2011 6:49:08 PM

It should work, but we will not know the official system requirements until the game comes out.
November 10, 2011 6:57:37 PM

the official requirements are already out.

Minimum System Requirements

* OS: 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
* CPU: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
* RAM: 2 GB
* HDD: 6 GB
* Graphics: 512 MB card
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
* Internet for Steam activation

Recommended System Requirements

* OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP (32 or 64 bit)
* CPU: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
* RAM: 4 GB
* HDD: 6 GB free disk space
* Graphics: 1 GB Graphics Memory
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
* Internet for Steam activation

My best guess would be it will run, but if your playing at 1080P Either Low or Medium, But 720P should be good a High, it asks for a gtx 260 or 4890 and your GT240M isn't close to a gtx260.

But It should work. Not good with mobile GPU's though.

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November 10, 2011 7:03:30 PM

If you're pretty sure it'll run well enough to be enjoyable I'll get it on the PC, I have a console but much prefer the modding options on PC, thanks for the help.
November 10, 2011 7:11:13 PM

I'd Say Don't Try at 1080P unless you want to play at the lowest settings and maybe 30FPS, 720P though should be good.

Maybe wait a day or two, for some benchmarks, because the game could be completely unoptimized.

also does your CPU have a turbo speed?
because 1.6 is pretty slow

November 10, 2011 7:44:38 PM

I'm sorry my brother got me this computer as a present, he knows I love games but I know nothing about it. Is there a way I can check?
November 10, 2011 8:15:25 PM

Okay I looked up the M15X and I found that the CPU was a 920, not a 720 (diffirent Model) and you have a gtx260M. Am I correct or what? Because All the reviews say these specs.

(i was looking to check if it have turbo boost)

Please correct me if I'm looking at the wrong model.


I Found one with the I7 720QM but it still had a gtx260M so you might be confused on your GPU.
November 10, 2011 9:39:43 PM

The I7 720QM GTX260M Is right a believe, I think i just got confused, technical terminology and all that, I appreciate all your help so far by the way.
November 10, 2011 10:01:16 PM

Yea The GTX260M is more like a GT250, more or less (Mobile GPU's are alot less powerful compared to desktop ones)

since it's a GTX260M thats just a big Plus Right there,

Though I couldn't find out if it has a turbo boost setting though, It is a Quad Core, with Hyperthreading which helps (hyperthreading bassically doubles amount of cores, but they aren't as fast)

All of your Specs are Good, But I'm Not to sure for the CPU, but the GPU is good.

Oh Yea!, I Saw that the resolution of the Laptop was 1600x900 not 1920x1080. correct my if I'm wrong (right click desktop and change resolution and check what the highest it goes to)

anyways 1600x900 Should be good at Medium-High, With maybe No AA.

That's a Nice Laptop there though.