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What is wrong? laptop running arma 2

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September 27, 2012 12:20:31 AM

I just bought Arma 2 and Arma 2 OA for the DayZ mod but when i go on even on the lowest setting it is horrible. I went to systemrequirements.com and did the test and it says my video card is bad, but my video card exceeds the recommended.

(what it has when I run the test on my computer)

Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Video RAM 896 MB 1.7 GB
Hardware T&L Yes Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0 4.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0 4.0

all other specs of my computer are as follows
cpu - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz
RAM- You Have: 3.9 GB
OS- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (build 7600), 64-bit
Video Card- Intel(R) HD Graphics
Direct X- 11.0
Free Disk Space- 291.7 GB

Recommended Specs for Arma 2 OA
CPU-Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
RAM- 2 GB
OS- Windows 7
VIDEO CARD- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM
Direct X- DirectX 9.0c
Free Disk Space- 20 GB

I just want to get the game to run smoothly, no be choppy and look almost like a slide show. Any help would be amazing!
September 27, 2012 12:49:16 AM

That is an integrated graphics card. It is built in to your CPU. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do apart from lowering the resolution to like 800x600 and keeping all the settings on the lowest.

The systemrequirements.com thing gets confused because the CPU tells your PC that it has a real graphics card in. While it says you have 1.7GB of VRam, in reality you probably have like 256MB.
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September 27, 2012 1:05:59 AM

Your integrated graphics processor does not meet the minimum recommended requirements. Don't be confused by vram, that is not the most important aspect of the card, and the integrated graphics just uses virtual memory using your system ram.

If a game has a requirement that includes AMD and Nvidia, and not Intel, it's not likely that laptop will meet its requirements. You have a general purpose laptop, not a gaming laptop.

Arma 2 is also known to be quite possibly the most demanding game ever made. It requires a fast CPU for good performance, another thing all laptops lack, due to heat issues.
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