The puzzles aren't too hard if you are observant, in the Barrows you'll see the Snake and the Whale icon on the wall above and a missing icon from the wall is on the floor... later on you'll need to examine the dragon claw for the answer to the next puzzle... after that just look around the answers are usually right under your nose. I find the lock picking harder, remember to save often especially if you have a lot of picks and then you can try a few times till you pick up the pattern, it's not as hard as it seems.
Windows 7 32 SP1
Gigabyte GA770 probably obsolete already
AMD Phenom II X4 3.1Ghz really an X3 unlocked and overclocked
ATI HD 5830 1Gb 256 bit it was cheap
4 x 1Gb GSkill 1333Mhz looks pretty on the MB
X-Fi Xtreme Creative Soundcard - cheap pair of headphones
"She put carbolic in my coffee, turpentine in my tea, Strychnine in my biscuits, Lord but she didn't hurt me." Furry Lewis / Big Chief Blues