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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 53
07-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Well... I would strongly suggest that everyone check the min specs before they purchase any software. From a Windows upgrade to a solitaire game. Also, just so you know, most games have trouble with laptops, specifically because a lot of them use integrated GPUs, and many with shared RAM.

STO is actually pretty light with regard to it's recommended specs compared to any of the newer (read as: less than 6 months to a year old). I'm running it on a 3 year-old machine, but I've upgraded a bit to get it there. (In fact, I'm using a 5 year-old GeForce 8800GTS, which is really overdue to be replaced.)

And I am not, by any means, an expert. Everything that I know about machines is just from reading about them. The information is out there, and it's free.

A good tool to use in the future is the Nzone "Can I run it" website: http://www.nzone.com/content/nzone/srl/nzone_srl.asp?