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  1. #1
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    Registered: Oct 2007

    Is this a good computer for MW?

    A friend's computer is showing its age & limitations in gaming, so we're hunting for another one. Major priority is its ability to handle the Thief series & Morrowind, and also Sims 2. How is this for a possibility? Another friend had offered to improve the graphics card, btw. Thanks for the help.

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    HP Pavilion Elite m9400f Desktop
    AMD Phenom X4 9750 2.4GHz - 8GB DDR2 SDRAM - 750GB - DVD-Writer (DVD-RAM/R/RW) - Wi-Fi, Fast Ethernet - Windows Vista

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  2. #2
    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: The magical land of Equestria
    I would think a spec like that would eat Morrowind for breakfast. With The Sims 2 I've noticed slightly longer loading times on startup with a dual-core processor, oddly, though the memory on that computer should make loading times between zones very fast indeed. I'm not qualified to comment on Thief though.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Any modern computer with a dedicated graphics card will be more than adequate for Morrowind.

  4. #4
    I've owned three computers, each being very different in compatability and graphic specs, but my Morrowind game always worked perfectly on them all

  5. #5
    Morrowind.TTLG.com
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    Registered: May 2001
    Location: Australia
    I was able to run Morrowind on a TNT2 32mb card with a Celeron 433 CPU. I don't think you can get a computer made in the last 4 years that won't run it well.

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