If its any help I originally had the same processor and was able to play quake 2/3 with no probs. My system at that time was
- Winxp Pro
- ATI Radeon 9600
- 1 GB RAM
- AMD Atholon 64 3500+
I'm not sure how Windows Media Centre copes with playing games as I don't have it, perhaps a change of OS? Your HP machine should be able to run the game with no probs. Have you though about restoring the machine to its original state e.g how it was shipped using the restore disks? Not much help but a mini review of your PC is located here
How long have you had this machine?
I have found some opinions regarding you machine you may want to have a look at them, some describing the machine intermitantly shutting down/off?
- link 1
- Link 2
Hope that helps!
Edited by FireKracker, 18 October 2007 - 04:06 PM.