Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Can my laptop run oblivion

Last response: in Video Games
Share
May 12, 2010 2:14:32 PM

Can this laptop run oblivion? and if so, would oldblivion help it run and look better. i just want to play the game. computer specs listed below. need more info just ask. I think the graphics card probably isnt good enough. Oh well. if anyone could let me kknow id appreciate it. Thanks.


Processor AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor (2.1ghz)
Memory (RAM) 3GB
Memory Type DDR2
Hard Drive Size 250GB
Hard Drive Type SATA
Optical Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVDñR/RW with Double Layer Support
Display Size 15.6"
Display Type High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Battery Type 6-Cell Lithium-Ion
Network Card Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics

More about : laptop run oblivion

Best solution

May 12, 2010 3:31:41 PM

You might be okay with it. Go to http://www.yougamers.com/ and click on the Games link and find the Oblivion game in there. It will then run an assessment of your machine and tell you whether it is below or at the min specs, or if it's at or exceeds the recommended specs.

It's very reliable and I use it all the time and it's been spot on for every game I've tested.

Share
May 12, 2010 5:19:26 PM

i havent bought the laptop yet because im such a tight wad and this is by far the most money i have ever spent (as i am 15) and am really thinking it through. i just cant find a graphics card that is similar to do a comparison to the minimum requirements of oblivion as the one for the computer isnt on the list.(as with a bunch of others) but thank you.
Score
0
Related resources
a c 457 D Laptop
May 13, 2010 6:07:35 AM

"Oldblivion" will not make Oblivion look better because it disable some of the graphics functions like lighting effects. Go to Oldblivion's site they should have some comparison pictures.
Score
0
May 13, 2010 8:14:12 AM

Oldblivion is a software full of malware. Norton show 4 Trojans, Kaspersky also. Trojan-Spy.HTML.Smitfraud.c [Kaspersky].
Stay clean.
-As for the use of a common laptop for gaming, i don't recommend such machines for running hi demanding games...u will have soon a colling\heating problem. Laptops are not designed to dissipate an large amount of heat created by a stressed GPU and CPU. After 1 year u may get a good brick out of your computer. At least use a laptop cooler in order to get a longer life . This is not an opinion, is a clear fact... I get to see many of these "door blocks" around, these days.
-Get a low cost gaming rig and a netbook for portability.(in case u really need)
Different builds of low budget gaming rigs u will find in this site:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/value-gaming-pc,review-31...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/system-Builder-Gami...

It seems that u are not a demanding gamer..so u will use just one display and maybe not a high resolution, so u will be able to do some modifications in terms of graphics and maybe motherboard, with these builds. A single card like ATI 5750 or ATI 5770 will run well any game on a 1600x 1050 resolution. So, u will save some for the display.
Score
0
May 13, 2010 11:43:31 AM

Malware? Funny. My virus scan and Malwarebytes have no problem with it. I'm assuming you're being facetious? That or you are talking about mods for the game that could have malware.

BTW, I don't run Kaspersky, but the last version I ran was 2010 and it never complained about Oblivion.
Score
0
May 13, 2010 11:48:21 AM

Oldblivion, my friend....oldblivion.
www.oldblivion.com is a reported site by Norton and Kaspersky.
Oblivion is just a nice, innocent game.
Is funny that u don't have time to read properly my first line, but u dedicate enough time to do a virus scan.
Score
0
May 13, 2010 12:50:07 PM

technuttso said:
Oldblivion, my friend....oldblivion.
www.oldblivion.com is a reported site by Norton and Kaspersky.
Oblivion is just a nice, innocent game.
Is funny that u don't have time to read properly my first line, but u dedicate enough time to do a virus scan.


[:isamuelson]
Okay. I wasn't familiar with oldblivion. I had assumed the OP mispelled oblivion.

Now I get it!



Score
0
May 13, 2010 2:22:39 PM

ok, i was first going to start out by getting a netbook, but without the cd drive, i decided not to as i would have to go downloading the security of the internet or buy an external hard drive to put the security disk into. i would also have to use the external harddrive for recovery disks, or just slam em all onto a bunch of flash drives, which would get very confusing. Second, im on a budget of $400, the max i would spend is $500, (only if necessary), as i will need to keep money in savings. third, when i was looking at screen shots comparing oblivion on low and oldblivion, i just said they look better because the comparison picture for oldblivion was clearer and not as bright, so sorry i misunderstood. Finally, the reason i was going to get a laptop in the first place was because i have my old windows xp computer (only 512mb hard drive like 5 years old) and my parents computer which im not allowed to download anything on, and we travel a lot so that's another reason i want a laptop, and i highly doubt i could get a good computer to run oblivion along with a net-book. So i wont download oldblivion as it has Trojans and other crap, but if i were to run oblivion on low, and play it in timed intervals, would that work better than 3hrs at a time?(i wouldn't be sitting on it all day as i am very busy). Also, within my price range, i really highly think that it is impossible to find a gaming laptop.
Score
0
a c 457 D Laptop
May 14, 2010 5:04:05 PM

bwags35 said:
... Second, im on a budget of $400, the max i would spend is $500, (only if necessary) ... Also, within my price range, i really highly think that it is impossible to find a gaming laptop.



That is correct.
Score
0
May 14, 2010 5:19:44 PM

technuttso said:
Oldblivion, my friend....oldblivion.
www.oldblivion.com is a reported site by Norton and Kaspersky.
Oblivion is just a nice, innocent game.
Is funny that u don't have time to read properly my first line, but u dedicate enough time to do a virus scan.


Oldblivion is not malware, anyone who's modded Oblivion to a degree can tell you that. It's one of the most popular mods out there.
Score
0
May 14, 2010 5:23:14 PM

ok so i get a cooler for my laptop to sit on, run oblivion, maybe oldblivion, ill do research on it, then everything should be hunckey dorey?
Score
0
May 14, 2010 5:36:01 PM

Should run it fine.
Score
0
May 14, 2010 5:59:13 PM

ok, and one last thing then ill stop bugging you, just to correct my friend, if you have a dual core processor, you just multiply the speed of one of them by 2?
Score
0
a c 457 D Laptop
May 14, 2010 6:06:24 PM

No.

Score
0
May 14, 2010 7:03:52 PM

bwags35 said:
ok, and one last thing then ill stop bugging you, just to correct my friend, if you have a dual core processor, you just multiply the speed of one of them by 2?


No idea where he got that idea from.


For Oblivion mods check out this site: http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/

It's got a vast amount on there, some amazing, some rubbish, some weird. A lot of performance improving ones for slower machines as well.
Score
0
May 21, 2010 12:01:46 AM

Best answer selected by bwags35.
Score
0
July 10, 2010 9:12:56 AM

Hah... good luck. Oblivion runs just fine on my $800 Acer AS738PG-6306 @ Medium settings...

However, because Notebooks and Laptops are incredibly compacted and with little room for proper heat management, THIS and many other games causes extremely, extremely unsafe temperatures of both CPU's and the GFX card.

My first day, with the auto-set "Medium" graphics assigned by the game, my computer locked up, the game froze, and then it crashed out. I immediately went and checked the temperatures in PC Wizard and almost crapped myself.

CPU0 AND CPU1 260 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT!!!

That's just about the point where many computers short out and die pertinently... so you see, it isn't weather or not a Notebook/Laptop can actually run the game... it's weather it can HANDLE the heat generated BY running the game!

To date, I don't believe there has EVER been ANY mobile computer able to HANDLE the heat of such intense games without compromising quality (except of course if it is custom made, and costing a fortune to boot). Period.

The best you could expect is about 1 hour on very, very, very low settings, especially on a $400 system. Have fun with the blobs... that'll be about all you'll see, sorry to say. And no, that is absolutely not an exaggeration.



My advice? Spend the $350 on a PS3 + Oblivion, which will actually play, for hours, and not on low settings either. It sucks, but that's PC gaming for you. You get what you pay for, and they squeeze every penny they can out of you for the supped up hardware able to contend with games like these.
Score
0
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
November 20, 2010 7:18:39 PM

thanks for the info because i couldnt get mine to work on the laptop.
Score
0
November 21, 2010 8:08:27 AM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Score
0
!