it won't run Call of Duty 4. Okay, so first of all I am quite clueless when it comes to computers. I just bought a HP Pavillion 9730 I think is the number. Came with 3gigs of RAM and a Nvidia GeForce 7150 w/ up to 1091mb of shared video memory. I was picking it out and was told I should be able to play this game. I can but it runs like shit. Even when I turn all the settings way down its still pretty choppy. The min req. are the 6600. My computer is brand new so I wouldnt assume that there should be anything slowing it down at this point. I know that this is a really stupid question to most of you guys. But the only reason I bought a new computer was becuase my old one wouldnt play dvd's anymore and it shuts off on its own quite a bit. Im headed to Iraq in a matter of days and decided to just get a new computer. Theres not much else to do w/ free time there if you cant watch a dvd. I spent about twice as much on the new one in hopes that I could play this game in particular. Am I just fucked here or does anyone have any ideas that could help me out. 3 YEAR UPDATE So I was searching for another thread in this forum that I made and I came across this. Figured i would update since it's been 3 years. Someone might get a kick out of it Fuck, what a shitty time this all ended up being. From what I remember, my sister drove all the way from LA to 29palms california on a moments notice in order to ship my computer to HP for me. I couldn't mail it from base because it was the weekend or something. She came allllll the way down to do this for me and I was very thankful. It took like 2 months or something for me to get my computer as HP wouldn't ship it to Iraq. That sent it to my sister who sent it to me overseas. Computer was even more fucked up when I got it. You can't believe how pissed off I was. I ended up writing emails and having my dad talk to HP. In the end, they gave me a full refund which was enough for me to do business with them again. I had to pull some teeth to get the refund, but I got it. I bought a nice (pavillion dv7) computer when I got home and I generally like it and haven't had any problems. Just wanted to say thanks for not fucking around with me when this was all going on right before I left. It was a lonnnngggg time ago but I remember how much it sucked.