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hello i got this processor for my 775 spare build http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27490. Iam looking to put a graphic card to play older games on it. Is a 8800 gt worth it with this processor. i also have 4 gigs of ddr2 800 mhz sticks. the build will be running windows xp pro
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I would go with a 9800GT or a GTX 260. I love that year processor and series of card.
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on there is says 775 can go in 478 sockets,is that true?
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On one note, I don't think Intel has the right to stick "Extreme Edition" on a CPU that is limited to 32-bit

An 8800 might be too much for a P4 to handle, but it will definitely bring games from "unplayable" the "playable".
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on there is says 775 can go in 478 sockets,is that true?
No it's just saying this processor was available on those sockets. They are still completely different sockets.

OP, you're not going to be playing any crazy CPU intensive games obviously, but for general purpose gaming on a spare, it's not a bad setup. If you have a Microcenter near you, a $40 E3400 would demolish that processor if the board supports it.
     
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It'd be silly to use 4GB of RAM on a CPU that's only 32bit, and an OS that's only 32bit. I'd say just use 2GB honestly.

And the 8800GT is fine, the Pentium 4 will hold it back big time though. Just make sure you're picking it up under $40 or so, and you'll be fine with it. For the record, I've seen Refurbished 9800GT's going for $40 shipped off TigerDirect.
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I would go with a 9800GT or a GTX 260. I love that year processor and series of card.
8800gt is exactly the same as a 9800gt. However some 9800's are built on a better fabrication process 65 vs 55, which allows for higher clocks. 260s are about 9800's in sli
    
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8800gt is exactly the same as a 9800gt. However some 9800's are built on a better fabrication process 65 vs 55. 260s are about 9800's in sli
And it would be pretty silly to put a GTX260 with a Pentium 4 too.
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It'd be silly to use 4GB of RAM on a CPU that's only 32bit, and an OS that's only 32bit. I'd say just use 2GB honestly.

And the 8800GT is fine, the Pentium 4 will hold it back big time though. Just make sure you're picking it up under $40 or so, and you'll be fine with it. For the record, I've seen Refurbished 9800GT's going for $40 shipped off TigerDirect.
Well ... if you've got the 4GB already laying around gathering dust, there's no reason to NOT use 'em. You can still address 3.25MB with XP 32-bit, so it's not like it's totally useless to have 4GB installed.

I'd say an 8800/9800GT is a reasonable match for a Pentium 4 processor, esp. for older games that were designed around the CPU's of their era. But in some gaming scenarios it'll be BN'ed, for sure.

Heck, there's some games that a P4 just isn't going to begin to cut it, no matter what GPU you use. GTAIV and BFBC2 come immediately to mind. And I bet Crysis would be unlikely to run well on a P4 unless you play on Low (using a lower preset in Crysis seems to lower the CPU load as well as the gfx load).
    
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no i dont plan on running any bbc2 or gta iv. i just nedd this for some doom 3 quake 4 you know games from 2000 era up until 2006-2007
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