Originally Posted by fidoprincess
I just had to come back and report that we are actually running and playing oblivion! It is a small miracle, isn't it? I bought him GuildWars Nightfall (the 3rd installment?) and that runs great and also Morrowind as a back-up in case Oblivion didn't run. It took 2 tries at installation and I forgot to go and defrag the disk first but then everything was fine and smooth, not even much lag. Some of the sliders are low but he is happy as can be! I also got him a new mouse and keyboard and had to download all the new drivers for all the stuff and Oblivion has a new patch so maybe that is why we are able to run it! I just can not believe it actually worked but I had to post here in case it might help someone else with their graphics card problem.
I would still like to get him a new computer and take his for myself when his bday hits in March but aside from building one myself, any recommended places to buy a prebuilt one at a good price?