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Well unfortunately my motherboard wont run a core duo 2 frown.gif at least that's what researching on the net has found...anyone know otherwise?

It's an intel 945p chipset...so anyone know of a better processor that will run on that?
post #22 of 298
I would just save the money. Have at least $400 and build a new system. Pentium 4 will not do. The fastest GPU for it would be something like 7600GT.
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I can't wait for a PC...I have no gaming ability past Morrowind and baldurs gate :/

All I need is a PC that will play games like Fallout 3...a new GPU and a bit more ram can do that...but I don't know what GPU to get for a pentium 4...and if I can fit a newer cpu in my 945p chipset I can possibly get a new one
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Pentium 4 will not play any new game. You will be below 20 fps. Any game after 2007 you cant play.
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I don't know...the minimum requirements for fallout 3 and spore are pentium 4 :/

And I don't care about new games...I wait for the price on them to go down first anyway...so by then I can afford my own setup smile.gif

And if pentium 4 is so bad...does anyone know of a better cpu that wil fit in and run on an intel 945p chipset?
post #26 of 298
Basing your GPU purchase on you curent CPU will just be wasting your money on more dated hardware.
It's not like having a nicer GPU than CPU is going to give you worse speeds.
It will keep you right at the limits of what your P4 can do.

Why buy a weaker card, then when you can afford to upgrade your CPU, you'll just have to buy another GPU to prevent you from seeing what the processor can do.
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post #27 of 298
Pentium 4 will be rough. 5770 is still a solid card and can be had for CHEAP.
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post #28 of 298
Get an HD5770. i put mine in a P4 system and it did surprisingly well.
    
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post #29 of 298
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Just had a quick look on ebay and that's more than my budget :/

I have a budget of £51 for both 1gig of ram (£20) and a GPU...
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Well I'm picking the pentium 4 pc up tomorrow and can't buy any ram or gpu for a few days so...plenty of time to see what my options are :/
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