Good Gaming Laptop?

By CptFarnsworth
Oct 12, 2008
  1. I'm currently customizing a laptop on HP's website, and just wanted to see how my spec will hold up for today and tomorrow's games.

    Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8600 (2.4 GHz)

    Display monitor:
    17.0" diagonal WXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)

    Memory: 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)

    Graphics Card: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

    Hard Drive: 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

    Personalization: Webcam + Microphone

    Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card

    CD Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support

    Battery: 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

    Just hoping to get some feedback on how well this system will perform with modern games.
  2. N1nJa

    N1nJa TS Rookie Posts: 20

    What does your RAM look like? You should atleast have a 2GB of it. I have four and I havent run into any problems. Only thing i suggest you look into is having 32 bit vista. I run on a 64 bit like you want and I run into problems with installing games using this version of Vista. Although 64Bit may be better, there seems to be less bugs with the 32
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    I agree with 32 Bit being more accepted
    But everything is moving to 64Bit Minimum
    I believe best to stay with 64Bit ie: for today and tomorrow's games.

    Also your Ram (Memory: 3GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    I would suggest 2x 2 Gig of Ram Minimum for Vista 64Bit
  4. CptFarnsworth

    CptFarnsworth TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Well I have 3.5 incuding the graphics card.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    No make it 4Gig + 512Meg Graphic Card (ie 4.5Gig, including Graphic card)
    I've said my peace :rolleyes:
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