Heh. Just advanced from Level 47 to 48 in about 20 minutes. Found a lair with a couple of bandit sentries - greased one, got the other one down to about a quarter of his health, and then just let him beat on me, alternating between healing, blocking and just letting him hit me. ****er never quit - I raised light armor, blocking and restoration until I hit the next level, then I chopped his head off and went on my way.
It seemed so wrong, but felt so right.
And with regard to my computer, I'm going to upgrade weekend after next - so for now I'm playing at low quality graphics level and HOLY SHIT I went an entire evening with no crashes. That's a first.