My laptop has a 1.65 GHz processor and a game I want to play need a 1.8 GHz . Will it work okay?

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  • 2 years ago

    That is very slight difference. It should work. Try.

  • Andy T
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Maybe, trying it out and good chance that is not a problem, but the problem is obviously needing a good GPU. Let us hope what you had in that area is matching or exceeding requirement in that category.

  • 2 years ago

    A lot of newer CPU's run at a lower rate but well out perform other CPU's with higher rates and cores. If you're using intel, chances are, that speed fluctuates. If that's the case, it might see anywhere from 2.5-3ghz just from regular use and not being overclocked. So, you're probably fine.

  • Fulano
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    It's almost meaningless to try to compare CPU speed by it's GHz these days. New laptop CPUs that run at 2 GHz would run circles around an old Pentium 4 that hit 4 GHz. So it depends on how new your CPU is, and how old the game is.

    But the more important spec you'll want to look at is the graphics. Since your laptop will be using integrated graphics it's not going to be able to run many games.

    You can check websites like Game Debate that give you specific CPUs and GPUs as recommendations for minimum hardware.

    Then you can compare the hardware using benchmarks from websites like Passmark.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Depends on how old the game is, and how new your laptop is. Sometimes a newer processor of lower speed than was originally advertised for that game, will run that game just as fast or faster than the old processor that game was designed for.

  • 2 years ago

    Sounds like a specific setting. You can try to run the computer with minimal activity, turn off apps, and you can use all of the cpu for the game.

  • 2 years ago

    If the game does allow you to run below the recommended specs, it will likely run slow or have long load times. Some games will check your system and not load if it doesn't meet the required specs. I suggest closing any unnecessary programs before starting the game to free up the CPU as much as possible. Make sure your RAM and GPU meets the requirements also.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    only one way to find out! TEST TIME!

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    That is slower than freaking molasses! Why don't you buy yourself a Dell m4500 with a 2.7 GHz processor and 8 gigs of RAM and a solid state hard drive you can get them on eBay for under $300 it's not designed as a gaming computer it pretty much outperforms just about anything that you can buy in Walmart

  • 2 years ago

    You can try, but the game designers figured that was the slowest they were comfortable recommending. If your processor is advanced enough (does more per cycle) you might get away with it.

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