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12-23-2011 06:36 AM
HP-Pavilion System Model: NP236AA-ABA s5117c
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4086MB RAM
I don't really care about high-end graphics, I just want to know what kind of graphics card I can actually put into
my computer to make the game play. I know the slimeline is a bit cluttered and that isn't ideal, but my only
other option that I can see would be to get a laptop, which I don't exactly have the money for, so I'd like to
try the graphics card if I can.
thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
01-22-2012 06:04 PM
alright, I'm assuming I didn't put enough info... is there anything else I can add that you guys need? or can you tell me if this laptop would work for Star Wars the Old Republic-- ASUS N53SV-DH72 15.6-Inch Full HD Versatile Entertainment Laptop---- SWTOR specs are:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better or Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
Windows XP: 1.5GB
Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB
PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB RAM
ATI X1800 or better*
nVidia 7800 or better*
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*
8x or better
*Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.
02-10-2012 01:05 PM
The good news is that HP does have video cards for slimline PCs with a 220 watt power supply. The bad news is that these video cards don't meet the specs for SWTOR. You might be able to run by using lower game settings and perhaps a lower monitor resolution. The other issue would be to consider a processor upgrade as the default processor for your PC only has a 800 mhz bus (slower memory transfer). The video card and a processor upgrade might put you close to the cost for a new PC.
Look here at HP Partsurfer for video cards that are used in the newer Slimline models with a 220 watt power supply. These cards were manufactured specially for HP Slimline PCs with 220 watt power supplies.
No comment on the ASUS laptop. That question should be asked of ASUS.