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Old 03-11-2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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I'm wondering if the Intel® GMA 900 Extreme Graphics, with DirectX9, will be able to play CIV IV and even the lowest settings. Here are the minimum requirements as stated on the CIV IV website: DirectX 9.0c-compatible 64 MB video card with Hardware T&L support ( GeForce 2/Radeon 7500 or better)

Also, is this sound card compatible: Sound Blaster Pro Compatible 5.1 Digital Audio? The minimum is a sound card compatible with directx9.
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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Not absolutely sure but I think that that vid card will do fine. Civ 4 isn't that demanding. And almost every sound card should be compatible with almost every game, and ur sound card is not any 20 year old dinosaur so it will work great with any game.
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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Alright, thanks.
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yeah civ 4 isnt like fear or anything lol so you shouldnt worry too much. you'll have to be able to run it. what are the rest of your specs
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You can test your system here if a game will run or not
http://www.srtest.com
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:27 PM   #6
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Quote:
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You can test your system here if a game will run or not
http://www.srtest.com
Um... I don't have the laptop yet.

And the system specs:
2.0ghz M
1 GB RAM
100 GB 7200 RPM HD
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:19 AM   #7
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It should do okay. Don't think of playing it on high settings, though.
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:21 AM   #8
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Of course.

Thanks for your help, all.
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:25 AM   #9
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No problem. Actually, I had the impulse to see if Far Cry would play on my laptop... It shall be interesting!
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Old 03-12-2006, 12:29 AM   #10
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Quite, a most interesting slideshow!
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