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2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/3/2008 7:32:48 PM   
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Wow. I will have to buy a new laptop. How do dual core processors rate? Would a dual 1.8 work? Or would I need a dual 2 Ghz?

Would it just run slow on my current 1.7 centrino? Or not at all.

I got a feeling the wifes going to be ticked, lol.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/3/2008 8:31:03 PM   
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Most any program I have seen that recommends a minimum 3ghz runs just fine on my 2.6ghz Athalon Dual Core.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/3/2008 8:33:26 PM   
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In general, with a dual core you can treat is as equivalent to 1.5-2x the equivalent speed of a single core, if for no other reason than the newer chip architecture. FWIW, I'm playing AE without a problem on my 2GHz Athlon XP test system. It will run fine on slower processors, it will just be slower... and there's a lot more data to crunch in AE.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/3/2008 10:31:40 PM   
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Thanks for the info. Hopefully my 1.7 can launch it. Then I can talk myself into buying a new system. ;]

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 2:43:51 AM   
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since most laptops don't have much in the RAM department, you may be running AE on the slow side. It's not your cpu so much as the amount of RAM you have available in your laptop cyberwop( say that real fast ten times)
laptop cyberwop give a dog a bone...

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 2:57:26 AM   
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quote:

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since most laptops don't have much in the RAM department, you may be running AE on the slow side. It's not your cpu so much as the amount of RAM you have available in your laptop cyberwop( say that real fast ten times)
laptop cyberwop give a dog a bone...

I could see Joan Jett singing that. "Laptop cyberwop give a dog a bone" yea that works.



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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 3:02:45 AM   
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Joey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIIlUHBNkEc

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 3:09:01 AM   
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Joey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIIlUHBNkEc


Very Nice! Thanks.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 3:42:10 AM   
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How slow would it be on a Pent 1.5 with 1M ram?

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 3:57:30 AM   
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I would think it would run so-so, not a situtaion where it would be a game-breaker.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 4:00:47 AM   
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The AE can probably run on such a machine, but it will take a looooong time to do a turn.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 4:12:18 AM   
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I assume the esc key feature is in AE as well?

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 12:28:54 PM   
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Hi all,

Please note that UV and WitP are "old" games made in time when Intel P4 CPU ruled.

In those times the only quantifier to separate different CPUs was speed in GHz.

In past 2+ years this was changed with advent of dual core CPUs like Intel Core2Duo and AMD X2 series (and new quad core CPUs as well).

For example 4-5 years ago I had Intel P4 at 3.0 GHz - now I have (for almost 2 years) Intel Core2Duo 2.66 GHz CPU. The Intel Core2Duo is much much faster although it runs on slower sped...


Thus the old speed requirements in GHz are no longer relevant at all!


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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 12:39:11 PM   
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I assume the esc key feature is in AE as well?


And it still causes synch bug (occasionally). Use the Z key instead.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 3:11:33 PM   
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quote:

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I assume the esc key feature is in AE as well?


And it still causes synch bug (occasionally). Use the Z key instead.


To redeuce the click intensity of this click intensive game I routinely use the escape key to end combat reports. Is this causing a problem? Does the "Z" key substitute for this function?

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 3:29:27 PM   
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The synch bug is only an issue in PBEM games, of course, but hitting Esc to get out of a combat animation/combat report can cause the synch bug to rear its ugly head. And no, Z just speeds up turn resolution, it doesn't exit any screens.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 5:15:25 PM   
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Thus the old speed requirements in GHz are no longer relevant at all!


Leo "Apollo11"


That's why I asked the question. I stopped paying attention to that stuff about 3 years ago. This isn't the only game I've wondered about. They list a requirement but it doesn't apply. I don't know how much processor I need to buy in my next system.

Tanks for da replies.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/4/2008 5:32:59 PM   
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quote:

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Thus the old speed requirements in GHz are no longer relevant at all!


Leo "Apollo11"


That's why I asked the question. I stopped paying attention to that stuff about 3 years ago. This isn't the only game I've wondered about. They list a requirement but it doesn't apply. I don't know how much processor I need to buy in my next system.

Tanks for da replies.

Depends mostly on your budget, there are plenty of cpu choices out there for relatively cheap prices that are work-horses.
Here are a few you can look at that won't break the bank but are very good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2+50001157+40000343+4017&name=%24100+-+%24200

Even the first one, Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale , is more than enough power for todays games and any other application except maybe video editing.
The quad cores are out now too and are not much more expensive, well some of them are.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010340343+1050727216&name=Core+2+Quad


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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 12:37:17 AM   
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So basically a duo core 1.6 would do a decent job of running a game that has a 2 Ghz req., 3 Ghz reccomended?

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 1:20:13 AM   
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any dual core processor on the market today would run WitP and the AE expansion with ease.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 2:03:20 AM   
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From personal experience I can tell that it will run on less than required but
- too few RAM and you have a noticable probablity for crashes during/after turn execution
- too slow CPU and too few RAM and you will experience seconds long waits during UI interactions.

Note that in both cases too few/too slow refers to a 6 or 7 years old Laptop, something few people will have anymore.
I will not give any absolute numbers so they can not be misinterpreted into any "guarantee".

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 2:15:36 AM   
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I started playing WitP on an AMD 1.3 ghz duron cpu and 512 MB RAM, it played fine.
AE will have a bit more trouble playing on that old system.
It's not like your cpu will have alot of graphics to render like some games such as Oblivion or Crysis.
If you are unsure, post your system specs.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 6:14:44 AM   
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my completed lack of understanding technical stuff leaves me in a bit of a quandry.

I have a P4 3GHz....at least that is what it says. I run WITP regular okay and it seems fast to me anyways.

I have 504MB ram

Is this still enough for AE? I bought this damn thing just to play WITP. So WITP cost me 900$ for the computer and 135$ for the game oh so many moons ago.


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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 6:33:34 AM   
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Thanks for the info. I asked this question because I wondered if I needed a new laptop to play AE.

My current laptop is a 1.73 centrino with 512 ram and shared video. It runs witp just fine. I hoped it would run AE.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 7:13:29 AM   
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It should in theory be able to run it, albeit VERY slowly. Lots more data to munch on for the computer. Same goes for 33Vyper's question.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 9:34:18 AM   
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cyberwop... I have a laptop with the same specs. Do you find that WITP seems to burn up hte battery faster than other programs? I never seem to get enough time out of mine when I play WITP on it...

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 6:22:38 PM   
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Mine is a desktop with P4 3.2 GHz and 2 Gigs of memory.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 8:49:39 PM   
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Do you find that WITP seems to burn up hte battery faster than other programs?

WitP is not suitable for Laptops running on battery.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/5/2008 9:15:56 PM   
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Mine is a desktop with P4 3.2 GHz and 2 Gigs of memory.


You'll be fine.

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RE: 2 Ghz required? 3 recommended?? - 6/6/2008 5:54:04 AM   
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Do you find that WITP seems to burn up hte battery faster than other programs?

WitP is not suitable for Laptops running on battery.


Boy, have I figured that out... I did buy an external battery to double the length of time I can play away from a power source, but it's still not long enough!

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