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A game I want to run has these requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent
Required Hard Disk Space: 15GB
Graphics Card: 256MB ATIx800 or NVIDA 6800 card (or better)

Can my PC:

Operating System: Windows 7 (64 bit)
Processor: Intel Celeron 900 processor 2.2GHz, 800MHz Front Side Bus, 1MB Cache
Hard Disk Space: 152GB
Graphics Card: Intel GMA 4500M Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

handle it? Will it run slowly or will it be just fine? Thanks in advance!

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Are those the minimum or recommended requirements? – John H Nov 25 '11 at 22:05
@johnh : recommended. But I wanted to get best quality. – Dynamic Nov 25 '11 at 22:06
I'm not going to answer properly because I'm unfamiliar with the graphics card side, but my feeling is that the Celeron will be unplayably slow for you. That said, however, the on-board cache for the CPU makes all the difference, and 1MB may be enough. – user3463 Nov 25 '11 at 22:07
@RandolphWest : So the Celeron is holding me back? – Dynamic Nov 25 '11 at 22:09
Yes, but see my comments on @music2myear's answer. I think you need a stronger CPU. – user3463 Nov 25 '11 at 22:13

No, your system does not meet the minimum requirements.

You can see this yourself by googling your processor, which will bring up the first result of the Intel page describing it:

The number of cores is only 1 and the number of threads is only 1. So your computer does not meet the CPU requirement.

Your graphics chipset is optimized for video, not gaming. It may work, but not very well, and really only if you have better CPU:

Your system was designed for business users, not gaming. It's a laptop, right?

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Yes it's a laptop. But these are the recommended requirements. Minimum for the processor is Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or equivalent. Is that good enough? – Dynamic Nov 25 '11 at 22:11
actually, go to this site to see the requirements:,id4,runes_magic_client.html – Dynamic Nov 25 '11 at 22:12
You said the minimum was Dual Core, not Pentium 4. So which is it? – user3463 Nov 25 '11 at 22:12
According to my interpretation of the URL provided, your Celeron may be sufficient, but I still think it will hold you back. – user3463 Nov 25 '11 at 22:13
Yes barely. The Celeron CPU is a very, very weak CPU that has only one strength: not much. ;) Well, it's OK with office apps and such. Any time you try running a multimedia app, your Celeron will choke. That's just how it works. It's not made for it. Yes, it'll be faster than a P4 in clock speed, but that doesn't mean much considering all the other aspects of a CPU that factor into what you and I truly perceive as "speed". – music2myear Nov 25 '11 at 22:14

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