System Requirements and should I purchase this game?

  1. I was considering purchasing The Elder Scrolls 4: GOTY Edition, but I wanted to get some advice on how well it would run on my machine.

    As the sticky where I wanted to put this info has been locked, I thought it best to ask my question here. My computer seemed to fall in between a couple of the examples, so I thought it best to make sure.

    Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz (yet registers as 2.39, no overclocking)
    1.5 GB RAM (DDR, 1 GB PC 3200, 512 MB PC 2700)
    ATI Radeon 9600 (128 MB, AGP 4X, Shader 2.0, 324 Core Clock MHz, 196 Memory Clock MHz, no overclocking)

    Will my computer run TES4 effectively? I already know it WILL run, but how well?

    Final example: My computer can run Gothic 3 (on Gametap, I don't own it) at 800x600 with a basic glow effect but little other bells and whistles, and it runs decently with only a little chugging in the framerate. Given my system setup and a comparison between the two game's requirements, will TES4 run better than this, or worse?

    User Info: tedneweb1

    tedneweb1 - 8 years ago

Top Voted Answer

  1. Yes, your computer will be able to run it, but I wouldn't push it to hard. I actually had the same video card as you when i first bought Oblivion and after about 50 hours of gameplay, I fried the card and have not gone back to any ATI products since then. This was, of course, on a completely different system I had rigged form old parts and it had "problems" at best.

    I would highly recommend this game, its still the most epic RPG on the market, but be careful with your system.

    User Info: wildekarrde

    wildekarrde - 8 years ago 1 0


  1. I would buy it but plan on buying an NVIDIA GEforce 6800 or better graphics card as it says on the box. I have an NVIDIA GEforce 9800 GT and i run oblivion at the ultra high settings just fine.

    User Info: Thunukalathi

    Thunukalathi - 8 years ago 0 0
  2. That would run it on low settings with good performance. I had a very similar computer when I first got Oblivion. Worth it if it's all you have but I would recommend something more powerful.

    User Info: iamwhoiamorami

    iamwhoiamorami - 8 years ago 0 0

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