Old WIN XP laptop for gaming (like Asus M70) in Classic Computing Discussion Posted yesterday at 12:09 AM I wanted a small XP system with a built in DVD as I have a bunch of ~2000 era Windows games on CD and DVD. I had previously tried to repurpose a Sony Vaio laptop (Vista era) but found XP unwilling to recognize much of the hardware including the graphics adapter. I never though of trying Dell D-series laptops. Instead I recently bought a Dell Optiplex 760 SFF off Ebay. Delivered to my door it was $60. They have so-so built in graphics but they do have a PCI x16 expansion slot so I added an Nvidia 6500 for another $11. For XP era games this is working really well. The Core Duo proc and 2GB of RAM handles GTAIII through GTA San Andreas. It runs Need for Speed Underground and Nightfire very smoothly. It will run Need for Speed III but it needs a patch to load and run. Rogue Squadron runs without any problems. The Small Form Factor is bulkier than a laptop but is still compact. I would guess it is about the same dimensions as an Amiga 3000. I use a Raspberry Pi keyboard and mouse which don't take up much desk space. What is not working so well, and I am hoping you guys might have some insights, is DOS era games. Doom, Doom II, Simcity 2000, Quake - the graphics and sound are corrupt. I have to use DosBox to get them to run properly. I don't recall if/how I ran these back when XP was my main OS so perhaps this is expected? But I am wondering if there is a command.com config option for XP that would allow these games to run without DosBox. Since they are running well enough its more of a curiosity at this point.