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I have a 1.6ghz intel atom, 1gig ddr2 acer netbook. It uses an intel accelerator media card...

I tried running CS and it was like a slide show..

Is there any way for me to run this game? Is my problem my video card? Or lack thereof?
    
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I really doubt that you can run it. Was everything set to lowest?

You could always kick it old school with Quake3 or CS 1.6
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CS is too much for a netbook because:
*the Intel media accelerator has at most 8MB of RAM (depends on BIOS, could be 1MB)
*the processor it so slow that even with an Nvidia ION it can't really run games well

...imho the main limitation comes from the graphics card. Lower the details as much as you can , eventually find modds that lower the detail even further.
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give starcraft one a try
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It'll run CS 1.6 but not Source, no way no how.

Actually 1.6 runs pretty good on Acer netbooks, it's just not the best way to do it.
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give starcraft one a try
What?
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If the netbook can't even run CS 1.6, then I don't see how it could keep up with CS:S. My netbook (S10-2) exhibits this.

Starcraft runs fine though.
    
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