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08-31-05, 10:58 AM
I own a 450mhz p3 processor that is the main limit of my pc

i've seen many game si like that run with minimum requirement of 500mhz, i know that usually minimum means unplayable but i was asking myself if a game like thos would install anyway on my pc after they detect i have a 450.

Do somebody know?

08-31-05, 11:01 AM
Yeah, Many games don't restrict installation but certain CPU or GPU features my prevent them from starting if they are missing.

08-31-05, 06:46 PM
I haven't seen any games that won't let you install them if you don't meet the minimum requirements. The only times I've seen games not run on certain hardware is due to either GPU features (most games have pixel shader/hardware T&L or 32-bit color requirements), RAM amount, or operating system (older games might not allow you to install on WindowsNT based OSes, and vice versa). I've never heard of a game not running because of CPU speed, I've played a few games on CPUs that were below the minimum requirement, although they obviously ran very slowly.