I was looking at a game to buy for my laptop, specifically DiRT 2. My graphics card isn't a problem, it is above the min requirements but below the recommended. However, the game states a 3.0GHz Pentium D or better is needed to run the game. I know the Pentium D runs slower than the clock speeds suggest, but I have a Pentium Dual-Core t4400 @ 2.2GHz, which is still a budget processor. What is the true comparison between them, which one is faster and by how much? Help is appreciated, thanks!
The t4400 is one of the newer cpus based on core2 duo; these are faster than any of the pentium D mobiles and should run your game fine. Be sure to get a laptop cooler which sits under the laptop for better cooling if you spend alot of time gaming. They start at around $15 at newegg.