That thread is just beyond hilarious and sad at the same time.
Here's another gem from that thread:
AMD Dual Core 2.30 GHz w/nvidia 6150se /3.00 GB of ram. Fps is 8. Ok, I did the 640x480, closed every program, jumped into windowed mode and shut down every option in the graphics menu and the nividia option menu. It worked! Then I get to a place (still in the first mission, Lab and Two guys are with me) where there's a computer, something on the floor I'm suppose to hack and another circuit board on the wall/door - and the blue box blinks once over the code hack thing on the floor and that's it. I can't pick it up. I tried for 3 hours but to no avail. So I'm hopelessly stuck - And quite angry I might add It’s hard to believe out of all the bright wonderful people with bioware that someone doesn’t have a solution other than what has already been mentioned.