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Skyrim on a Dualcore CPU?

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So basically I am SOL.. I recently had to send my MOBO back to newegg for a RMA... and i am stuck with my old crappy computer. it is an INTEL E6420. It runs at like... 2.1ghz... this computer has SLI'd 280s and 8 GBs of ram.. Do you think it will lag a lot? and if you say overclock.. I've tried overclocking this CPU before and it is unstable at all times. It's dumb. Any responses would be nice. thanks!
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Well, the minimum spec for the CPU is a C2D 2GHz and the recommended spec for the GPU is a GTX 260. You just make it on the former and you greatly exceed on the latter. Your CPU will probably bottleneck the GPU but it's hard to say how well the game will run since no one knows how CPU intensive it is.

I'd guess medium settings at 1080p will run all right.
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I don't see why it shouldn't run on it. Skyrim is running on a similar engine to the one used in Oblivion and FO3. Both of those game engines run fine even on single cores.....and the minimum requirements are a dual core at only 2.0GHz I believe. You'll be fine, just don't expect to run the game maxed out. I'd guess that you should be able to run it at medium as long as your resolution isn't too high and AA/AF are toned down.
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