installed Midtown Madness 2 – yes an older racing game – and it ran perfectly on the highest available settings.
Ran it at 1024×600 – and curiously also gave me an option for 600×1024 which meant I could play the game in Portrait as well as Landscape.
Did do the tweak in dxdiag where i set the audio acceleration to low.
Installed a high quality mod into the game which doesn’t run to well on my similar specced desktop and it ran better on the little Sammy.
Gonna try a few more games now.