The eternally asked question, I'm sure: can this system run the game? I know laptops aren't as good compared to desktops for gaming, but right now laptop is my only option money-wise.
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: K50IJ
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3036MB RAM
Page file: 2885MB used, 3401MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Name: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 1294 MB
Current Display Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Main Driver: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,ig dumd>
Version: 8.15.0010.2555 (English)
Not sure if I need to list anything else. I've been able to run the game fairely well for a few months, but I'm just worried about longterm: is overheating a big concern/or likely to occur? I'd hate to ruin something like the graphics card, since I'm sure that thing is long outdated.
The specs all exceed the recommended minimums. The only question is whether you can, practically speaking from your own point of view, play the game on a smaller screen and without a mouse. (If you can attach an external mouse to the laptop, that might be a huge win.)
intel graphics chips\cards were removed form the specs before beta ended but lotro "should" run on intel graphics if you have the latst drivers and another big but you may find lotro will only run with dx9 graphic.. intel graphics places the machine bellow minimum spec
3gb is enough under vista but more is realy advisable.. ram requirements are double those of XP for any game plus an extra gb
CPU is closer over recommended requierments
minimum requirements basicly mean you can install and it will run and theres no gurantees as to how but realistically you should be looking at the recommended specs
looking at the details youve posted and it looks like its from dxdiag, in which case from the specs youve posted theres no gurantees your graphics card\chip will run with dx11, dx11 will be installed on all versions of vista\w7 regardless of which graphics card\chip you have, the chip\card wil only run at the maximum version of directX the card\chip is compatable with
to answer your question yes your laptop should be able to run the game
Last edited by Finglonger_UK; Jul 20 2012 at 05:53 PM.
Yup, I play with a wireless mouse, and recently purchased a cooling pad: right side of keyboard (battery side) had been getting pretty hot lately, so hopefully that will help.
So far, I've been able to run the game on Medium graphics setting under DirectX9; still get some lag, but it's mainly only while riding through landscapes (assuming this is probably the game loading landscape textures as I approach), or in crowded places like Bree. Main concern is that I don't want to damage and or overheat the graphics card. So far I haven't noticed anything other than the keyboard on the right side getting hot. Also noticed CPU is pretty high, but that's to be expected. Suppose I can just make sure to limit playtime and give system a break.