Gamers, shit your pants, cause I’m runnin’ on a garbage heap. Okay, it’s not that bad.
Purchased back in 2008, it’s served me well, but it’s no longer the godsend it once was. AKA: It won’t run Skyrim or Fallout 3. Let’s get on with the specs.
- Acer Extensa 4420-5963
- OS: Windows XP (upgraded by downgrading from the stock Vista ;3 )
- 2GB RAM
- AMD Athlon64 Dual Core: 1.9Ghz =(
- ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 (integrated ftw! ><) Running with Radeon Omega drivers V4.8.442.
In all reality, the only thing that matters is my OS and my graphics drivers, because the rest is all stock. My advice is don’t downgrade an Acer. It took me a whole week to get all my drivers, except the Broadcom (wifi) driver, which took longer and found it by accident. Morrowind runs awesome, Oblivion stutters often in the Tamriel cell (esp. during combat), Fallout 3 runs like a turd. Sims 2 used to do well, but due to overheating (presumably because I have so much stuff) it draws the pixels all wonky. Uninstalled. =(
In intend to build a new PC, a desktop, by around Christmas this year (2011). I’ve been told I can get what I want for around $300, but I’m skeptical. In any case, we’ll see!