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Will Battlefield 2 run on an Intel GMA3100 IGP?

  1. Oct 27, 2009 #1
    Will Battlefield 2 run on an Intel GMA3100 integrated graphics processor? If all the settings are on low, with AA turned off, and on the lowest possible resolution? My desktop is currently being repaired by the manufacturer, in another state, Thousands of miles away, under the bull(r@p warranty which I was lied to about when I bought the PC. The store gave me a loaner desktop, which has a Core 2 Quad Q8200, 8 GBs of RAM, and an Intel GMA3100 integrated graphics processor. Will Battlefield 2 run at all if all the graphics settings are set to the bare lowest? I've seen some youtube videos of BF2, as well as some other games running on an IGP.

    I bought my Gateway FX gaming desktop from a Fry's Electronics store in my town. When I bought it, they said that (according to the warranty) if anything goes wrong with it, I give it to them, and they would repair hardware/software/viruses for free in their store. Apparently, when I took it to them after the hard drive died, they kept it for One month, before they finally told me that they are not allowed under corporate policy to repair Gateway computers in their store. My PC would have to be sent away to New Jersey to be repaired. I won't have it back for at least Three months.

    I heard that Intel's IGP's, as well as IGP's in general, are by no means designed for gaming.

    I was outright lied to about the warranty so they could get a sale. If I knew what I know before I bought it, I wouldn't have purchased at that store.
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  3. Nov 30, 2009 #2
    The GMA3100 should be playable on low/medium settings in BF2.
  4. Nov 30, 2009 #3
    Happens all the time. Best Buy, CompUSA aren't any better than Fry's either. People seem to be learning only the hard way.

    I bet you anything, had you built it yourself you'd have had a superior PC for half the price.
  5. Nov 30, 2009 #4
    It should run fine at minimums...
  6. Nov 30, 2009 #5
    Integrated graphics is not good for gaming or designing. You will feel 'pain' when you are playing game. You should buy new graphic card if you want to play a game like BF2.

    And I agree completely what Equate said.
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