I've pretty much done everything I can to make my laptop as efficient as possible. It still comes down to having a game barely run with crappy looking graphics, or the game looking somewhat okay and get an FPS of 3-5.
It definately runs better when it looks bad, but I get sick of seeing it that way. I'm also tired of taking 30 seconds just to turn around.
I'm considering upgrading my laptop to the minimum specs for Oblivion at least. My other option is to get something new, laptop or desktop. Right now, anything is an improvement: My computer is WAY underpowered below the minimum, so anything would be an improvement. It even looks like warmed over crap on Oldblivion, to give you an idea of how underpowered it is.
So, which would be better: different computer, or see about improving this one? Said improvements will include ridding this thing of Vista.