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Originally Posted by LazzurusMan View Post

All the info dell will give me...
Chipset
Intel 945P
DMA channels
eight
Interrupt levels
24
BIOS chip (NVRAM)
4 Mb
NIC
integrated-network interface capable of 10/100/1000-Mbps communication
System clock
800- or 1066-MHz data rate

What model desktop is it?
 
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It's a Dell Dimension 9150..I've read on the net that core 2 duo's wont work...but apparently some have made them work with a bios update...while it fails for others? ;/
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I think you guys are been a bit to harsh on the P4. Remember that single core athlon I mentioned earlier. My brother played Crysis 1 with that and a 8800GTS. Now this P4 might not be as good but surely it will run some lighter/older games with a capable GPU. A 9600gt is under shooting it. The suggested 5770 is pretty much in the swat spot along wit some others 4850/70/90 or nvidia 8800gts, 9800gt, 250 or 260. Any of thees GPU can be had for peanuts. Whether or not he will be able to play an certain game will come down to what that games minimum CPU requirement is.
    
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I'd like to play games like sins of a solar empire...and I'f I'm correct that requires a core 2 duo minimum :/

*edit*
And please remember that I only have £51 to buy a gpu, cpu and ram...all of which will be second hand...

So saying to get things like a 5770 is not too helpful :/
post #45 of 298
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I think you guys are been a bit to harsh on the P4. Remember that single core athlon I mentioned earlier. My brother played Crysis 1 with that and a 8800GTS. Now this P4 might not be as good but surely it will run some lighter/older games with a capable GPU. A 9600gt is under shooting it. The suggested 5770 is pretty much in the swat spot along wit some others 4850/70/90 or nvidia 8800gts, 9800gt, 250 or 260. Any of thees GPU can be had for peanuts. Whether or not he will be able to play an certain game will come down to what that games minimum CPU requirement is.

I sold a 9800GTX+ (GTS 250) to my friend who runs a 3.2 ghz P4 with HT. The CPU is bottlenecking the card HARD.

That said, he plays at 1280 x 1024 and can still play some modern games which aren't too intensive like Dead Island for example. But even some Source Engine games are barely playable due to being CPU limited (Nuclear Dawn, Team Fortress 2, Alien Swarm). But yea that pretty much is his best option. He needs a complete system overhaul.

And OP, don't worry about Sins. I played that game on a 1.8 ghz AMD Sempron 3400+ with an 8600 GT on medium settings. The game scales incredibly well with hardware.
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Still...I would like to know for sure wether a Dell Dimension 9150 with i945p chipset can run a core 2 duo cpu...if so my gaming range will be greatly expanded.
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we need the dell model number

also it has to be 65nm no 45nm chips will work on a 945 board period the end
post #48 of 298
Thread Starter 
2 questions...

How do I find the model number...

And how do I know if it's 64nm?

The only cheap core 2 duo conroe on ebay doesn't say :/

*edit*
This is the ebay conroe -
Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB)
post #49 of 298
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?c=&l=&s=&cs=&DriverId=R115053

thats your bios

also all celeron 1xxx all pentium 2xxx, all Core2 4xxx and 6xxx are 65nm

all celeron 2xx pentium 3xxx pentium 5xxx, pentium 6xxx, core2 7xxx, core2 8xxx are 45nm
post #50 of 298
Thread Starter 
Is that the bios I need to download to make a core 2 duo run on my mobo?

I'm sorry if I sound stupid...but when It comes to pc things like this I'm really new :/
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