Gaming on 64 bit?

By SageOfTheWabash ยท 8 replies
Dec 28, 2008
  1. Hi all, I haven't been here for some time.
    I am going to upgrade to a gaming laptop/desktop replacement. Dual Core 2ghz plus, 4gigs ram, Nvidia 9650, 64 bit vista home premium. Do I need to be concerned that my game library will play on this machine?

    Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout3, and others on disk. Plus Halflife series, witcher, Dues ex, Company Of Heros, and others on Steam.
  2. SageOfTheWabash

    SageOfTheWabash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24


    Is bumping frowned on here?:blackeye:
  3. wii-ste

    wii-ste TS Rookie Posts: 163

    Hi there, the only one I can confirm is that Oblivion works on my Vista x64, 2.3GHz Athlon X2, 4GB RAM and nVidia 9600GT.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Vista x64 runs anything you throw at it. I run old and new games on it, and they run perfectly fine. Some have issues, but if you mess around with the compatibility options they work smoothly enough. I've played all of those games you mentioned on this machine and they run perfectly fine.
  5. SageOfTheWabash

    SageOfTheWabash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    These replies are great news. It removes one uncertainty that I had.
    Thanx to you both.
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    Although everyone has crashing problems with Fallout 3 and vista, well not everyone but an awful lot of people, including me.
  7. poteljito

    poteljito TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Only thing left is... You sure about buying that graphic card? I think you could do better for the same price.
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I have no crashing issues with Fallout 3 on Vista 64. It hasn't crashed even once.
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    It's a laptop video card. He can hardly upgrade it methinks, and I don't think there's a better option available unless the OP can afford spending a lot of money. FYI, it's about equal to a 9500GT, not too bad for a laptop video card. Any higher, and you'd be prone to premature sterilization IMO.
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