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I need a laptop that will play oblivion maximum settings. I will use a lot of mods. Can I achieve these settings with a 8600m GT 256MB GDDR3 Dell xps? If not then what?
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post #2 of 19
8600m should probably run it, depending on system RAM, and the CPU.

I would get this, for bang for buck, and laptop gaming: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146444
    
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8600m GT is MORE than enough to play TES: Oblivion. I was able to run it on my Macbook Pro (with 8600m GT) with boot camp beta, it should play very well on this laptop.
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post #4 of 19
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This was the laptop I was looking at:

Dell xps 1530 15.4''

SYSTEM COLORMidnight Blue

PROCESSORIntel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9500 (2.6GHz/800Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache)

OPERATING SYSTEMGenuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1

LCD AND CAMERAHigh Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch LCD(1440x900) & 2MP Camera

MEMORY4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (2 Dimms)

HARD DRIVESize: 320GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive

INTERNAL OPTICAL DRIVESlot Load DVD+/-RW (DVD/CD read/write)

VIDEO CARD256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT GDDR3
WIRELESS CARDSDell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card

BATTERY OPTIONSFree Upgrade to a 9 cell Battery

SOUND OPTIONSExpressCard Sound Blaster X-Fi® Xtreme Audio Sound Card

FINGERPRINT SCANNERFinger Print Reader XPS M1530

-$1,687 USD (Its on sale until July 3rd)

Should I opt for the LED display for an extra $200? What is the LED?

Any other suggestions? This will play oblivion MAX with lots of mods right?
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post #5 of 19
Protip: Don't buy memory upgrades from the manufacturer. Get the least amount of RAM from them, then get 4GB for $80 from Newegg and put it in yourself (takes 5 minutes, if that).
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post #6 of 19
What kind of Mods? If it includes any large texture pack mods the 8600m GT might struggle a bit with them
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
Protip: Don't buy memory upgrades from the manufacturer. Get the least amount of RAM from them, then get 4GB for $80 from Newegg and put it in yourself (takes 5 minutes, if that).
to go from 1GB to 2GB cost me $47 on my Dell laptop Can't get much better then that. And its not like you are OCing any thing (you better not be on a laptop)

and an 8600M is a piece of garbage. if you can find it get the 7900Go. The 8600M can barely play quake4 at medium settings I've never tried it with Oblivion, but I don't think it will do max.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 6/23/08 at 1:12pm
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
to go from 1GB to 2GB cost me $47 on my Dell laptop Can't get much better then that. And its not like you are OCing any thing (you better not be on a laptop)
$25.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231069
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
to go from 1GB to 2GB cost me $47 on my Dell laptop Can't get much better then that. And its not like you are OCing any thing (you better not be on a laptop)
You mean Dell charged you $47 for a GB upgrade? You can get 2 and then some http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145172 lol
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141339
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post #10 of 19
I think, though I am not positive, that the LED monitor would have more accurate color-representation, no backlight bleeding around the edges, truer blacks, more vibrancy, and a better picture, overall. Whether nor not it's worth $200, I don't know.
    
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