I have a 10 year laptop it only has 256MB of RAM, PII 266MHz, 512KB L2 and 2MB of Video Ram for NeoMagic 256-bit. What I am doing on that is this as you have mentioned. The transformation pack is okay but on some older systems you just can't access all fhe features. You need a system with min 512MB but 32MB of RAM for video for the sidebar. Check out below: http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?p=554724&posted=1#post554724 Battery pack is going on that one if you only get 10 mins out of that. I have a few with dead batteries, memory 64, 72, 96, 128 and 256MB. New ones have 512MB and 1GB. I don't run them all but they all work.