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Will My Laptop Run This?

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December 23, 2010 5:34:39 PM

Hey community,

I ordered a Samsung Q430 a while ago and i was wondering if it could run JUST CAUSE 2 on like medium settings. It has a GeForce 310m graphics card (512mb), Intel Core i5 460M, 4 GB of Memory, and 500 GB Hard Drive.

Here is the link to the product website- http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP-Q430-JU01...

Thanks,

ROG


PS.- I saw something called Steam, what is it, and will my laptop run JUST CAUSE 2 via it smoothly? (sorry if you now think of me as a noob)

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December 23, 2010 9:01:41 PM

Hello xROGx;

The Geforce 310M isn't usually considered a gaming graphics card.
Nvidia GeForce 310M review: http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-310M.22439....
Here are some gaming benchmarks showing the 310M performance: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-G...

It would be my guess you'd better be prepared to use low graphics settings to get fluid game play.
Here is a video of a Geforce 310M playing JC2 on low graphics settings @ 800x600 resolution. And even without action you'll see the FPS dip below 30FPS. Full graphics setting options shown at the end. Lots of 'eye-candy' stuff turned off.
http://www.vidbite.com/play.php?vid=7026

Steam is the online gaming platform for game sales, patches, updates and the online gaming community for a wide range of games - including
http://store.steampowered.com/about/
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December 23, 2010 10:10:04 PM

Almost any new game - Fallout New Vegas, Just Cause 2, Call of Duty Black Ops, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2... etc will require Steam to run. It is a support application that allows you to play your games on any computer with the internet and play them without the disks.

Your laptop will *not* be able to run Just Cause 2. It is a very power-hungry application (processor and graphics wise), and the 310- is not a good card. NoteBookCheck is a very useful site for checking these kinds of things.

I would recommend building a desktop PC (cost me $890AUD including case, monitor and keyboard/mouse bundles) that can handle most games on [HIGH] settings; only use your laptop when you are out and about and need a computer for low-power tasks like document processing and web browsing.

-Klosteral
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