Cpu doesn't meet requirements

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What would happen if I play a game on my desktop and my CPU doesn't meet the minimum requirements. Would that damage the CPU?

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  • Nearia35Nearia35 Posts: 514 Member
    edited February 13
    It could. It's going to have to run a lot harder to try to maintain the game, and that's when you open yourself up to potential heating issues. The minimum processor requirement is extremely low (much lower than is actually practical if you want to enjoy playing), and if you don't meet that, the rest of your computer probably isn't up to par, either. :(
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    edited February 14
    Sigh, I really want to play Planet Coaster. My GPU meets recommended and my Ram meets the minimum, but my CPU just isn't cutting it. It's the only thing in the PC that hasn't been changed since it was built a few years ago.
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  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 26,980 Member
    Planet Coaster's minimum/recommended specs are well above Sims 4's, and I've seen comments that the game is meh on behaviour at those published recommended specs.
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    Planet Coaster's minimum/recommended specs are well above Sims 4's, and I've seen comments that the game is meh on behaviour at those published recommended specs.

    What do you mean by meh on behavior?

    Sometimes I need a break from Sims and I've been looking for something new to play.
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 26,980 Member
    edited February 13
    Saunta2 wrote: »
    Planet Coaster's minimum/recommended specs are well above Sims 4's, and I've seen comments that the game is meh on behaviour at those published recommended specs.

    What do you mean by meh on behavior?

    Sometimes I need a break from Sims and I've been looking for something new to play.

    I haven't seen details about what kind of mediocre performance they're getting at recommended specs, just that it's mediocre. Planet Coaster seems, from reports, in reality to be up there in the Big Leagues for hardware demand. That's anecdotal, though. You might end up finding the recommended specs good enough.
  • phoebebebe13phoebebebe13 Posts: 15,527 Member
    Saunta2 wrote: »
    Planet Coaster's minimum/recommended specs are well above Sims 4's, and I've seen comments that the game is meh on behaviour at those published recommended specs.

    What do you mean by meh on behavior?

    Sometimes I need a break from Sims and I've been looking for something new to play.

    Ask @chesterbigbird. She plays the game and has a top of the line PC. A new i7 skylake and an Nvidia 1080 card. She told me the game is very powerful and is optimized very poorly. If you have lower specs the game may give you more trouble but ask chester. What CPU do you have?
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    I have an AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor
  • phoebebebe13phoebebebe13 Posts: 15,527 Member
    ok wait for chester to get back on the forum and she can fill you in on all the issues plant coaster might have. They may move your subject to off topic since its not the sims so you may need to look for your thread there.

    How is your CPU running the sims 4? This game is CPU heavy
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    The game actually plays without any issues however when I check my frame rates I don't get the 60fps that is supposed to be normal. It fluctuates in the 20's and 30's
  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 7,865 Member
    What are the rest of your specs? It will not harm the cpu unless it gets too hot.
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    I have 8GB Ram and a Gtx 1050 SSC? Anything else you need?
  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 7,865 Member
    Saunta2 wrote: »
    I have 8GB Ram and a Gtx 1050 SSC? Anything else you need?

    As long as your cpu is not getting hot then your ok to play, But the game is VERY cpu intensive and relies more on the cpu then the graphics card.
    So your performance will not be good especially when adding more things into your park.
    With a GTX 1050 is would really consider and motherboard and cpu upgrade in the future. ;)
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    Yeah, I was already looking to upgrade in the future, it's just that stuff is so expensive here and to import as well
  • phoebebebe13phoebebebe13 Posts: 15,527 Member
    Saunta2 wrote: »
    Yeah, I was already looking to upgrade in the future, it's just that stuff is so expensive here and to import as well

    It probably has a lot to do with shipping costs and how much is being imported in your area. I know your not in China but this is just an example. Someone in China can mail me a shirt for $10 or less but if I ship it back to China it costs me $40-50 just for a small package. The USA charges much higher for shipping than some other places. Also where you live they may not be ordering computer hardware in larger quantities and are able to charge more for the hardware because they are being charged more if they are not buying in bulk.
  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 7,865 Member
    I live in Australia and we too have expensive tech products, However part of the issue is with our $$ not because of lack of products or shipping.
    I feel your pain on prices though :(
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    Must I change my motherboard as well? I already had it replaced since the initial building of the PC and I also bought new Ram not too long ago. To change the motherboard as well, I would be looking upwards to $600/700 and up
  • GoldmoldarGoldmoldar Posts: 8,568 Member
    Depends on the CPU design if you will need to change your MB, Check how far you can upgrade with the proper CPU first before replacing your MB. However you may be able to delay upgrading your MB but it is only for a certain time, as time moves on the CPUs designed for that MB and also the MB itself may not support the tech that is available with todays tech. It usually does not happen right away, it happens gradually.
  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 7,865 Member
    edited February 14
    Saunta2 wrote: »
    Must I change my motherboard as well? I already had it replaced since the initial building of the PC and I also bought new Ram not too long ago. To change the motherboard as well, I would be looking upwards to $600/700 and up

    What motherboard do you have?
    If i know the motherboard i can tell you what cpu you can get to be compatible with it.
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    Asrock 970 Extreme4
  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 7,865 Member
    Saunta2 wrote: »
    Asrock 970 Extreme4

    OK good news, you can upgrade to a better cpu however you may need to do a bios update first and i wouldn't advice overclocking on that motherboard
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284
    I would also highly recommend a aftermarket cpu cooler, depending on what case you have and the space you have to work with :
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565
    What case do you have? or what brand and model is the pc?

  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 7,865 Member
    Saunta2 wrote: »

    Oh wow that's a very old case!
    OK personally i would just get another case because there is no way i would be putting a AMD fx 8 core cpu in that case with no intake fans, and i do not think you will have much space in there for a cpu cooler because of the funky cpu duct that case has (never even seen one myself LOL.)
    Where would you be buying hardware from? i can see if you can get a cheap case and cheap cooler (cases are not expensive.)
  • Saunta2Saunta2 Posts: 697 Member
    bajanbestbuy.com is the store I use
  • chesterbigbirdchesterbigbird Posts: 7,865 Member
    Oh ok not much to pick from.
    The cheapest worth getting is this case
    http://www.bajanbestbuy.com/product/cases/cases/fractal-design-define-s-no-power-supply-atx-mid-tower-black
    Come with front and rear fans.
    And cpu cooler
    http://www.bajanbestbuy.com/product/cpus/cpus/cooler-master-hyper-t2-rrht228pkr1-cpu-fan-for-intel-lga-115011561155775-amd-socket
    Unfortunately basically nothing to choose from.
  • SimTrippySimTrippy Posts: 2,298 Member
    Saunta2 wrote: »
    I have 8GB Ram and a Gtx 1050 SSC? Anything else you need?

    As long as your cpu is not getting hot then your ok to play, But the game is VERY cpu intensive and relies more on the cpu then the graphics card.
    So your performance will not be good especially when adding more things into your park.
    With a GTX 1050 is would really consider and motherboard and cpu upgrade in the future. ;)

    Yeah this, the parks get very heavy the more you add to them. I've got moments where it uses up nearly 90 % of my CPU and it's noticeable. But I can run it quite well most of the time, even though I too should change my CPU to a newer model.
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