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Old 08-28-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Can you run a game if the cpu speed is lower than what is needed?

Can you run a game if the cpu speed is lower than what is needed?
eg. for assassins creed 2 you need 2.6
i have 2.2
so will the game run smoothly or not
i know it also depends on gpu but does the speed make a difference
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speed makes a difference. but the required 2.6 might be single core and if you have a dual core at 2.2ghz then it should be fine. you wouldn't be able to play it on high setting though.
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I don't think CPU speed has anything to do with it, as long as it's not super low. What I think is important is the CPU architecture, chipset and more importantly the graphics card.
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I don't think CPU speed has anything to do with it, as long as it's not super low. What I think is important is the CPU architecture, chipset and more importantly the graphics card.
What he said. Architecture is far far more important.
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ok i have a dual core processor with runs from 2.26 to 2.53
but how do i know if assassins creed 2 needs single core or quad core
i have intel core i5-430m
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Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)

What is your actual processor? If it's a Core 2 Duo or Pentium Dual Core at or above 2.2ghz you should be fine.
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ok i have a dual core processor with runs from 2.26 to 2.53
but how do i know if assassins creed 2 needs single core or quad core
i have intel core i5-430m
if it doesnt say its dual core then you can assume they meant single core. plus, you have i5 processor, that is pretty decent nowadays.
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