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Who please fill out your system spec.s in user CP
First. 32 bit OS will not use more than 3.25gb of ram so 3 gig is the sweet spot

I was able to play Crysis in XP with good results with a P4 @ 3.6ghz. HT on and a pair of 7950GT 512's
I could play on high until the last battle on the carrier then I had to dial it back to med.

I agree with others here, you would be best served by saving your coin and building a new system on the cheap, check out the Market place
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This is another good idea. You can go either the plan I stated buy using your current money or you can sell your whole system now except for the drive and add up so at least you have some money better than nothing.
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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
Upgrade both?

Seriously, a 775 dual core can be found pretty cheaply. Even a budget chip would do your rig a world of good.

Provided it is a 775 P4 and a compatible mobo (most are).
It's an older branded workstation motherboard; Hewlett-Packard 0914h

The officially supported processors listed on it's site are:
Code:
Processor and Speed –
One of the followingAll processors feature Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 2.80 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.00 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.20 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.40 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.60 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.80 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
This workstation will support Pentium 4 processors with Extended Memory 64-bit Technology as they become available from Intel
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Originally Posted by ghost_z View Post
his mobo does not support any newer lga775 proccy...
it might be the 915 chipset or 925 chipset........
It's has a i915x chipset. Does that mean that one of these wouldn't work, even though they seem to have a compatible FSB?

Intel® Pentium® Processor E2200
Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by Who'sThere View Post
It's an older branded workstation motherboard; Hewlett-Packard 0914h

The officially supported processors listed on it's site are:
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Processor and Speed –
One of the followingAll processors feature Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 2.80 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.00 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.20 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.40 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.60 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
Intel® Pentium 4 Processor 3.80 GHz, 1 MB/800 MHz FSB with EM64T
This workstation will support Pentium 4 processors with Extended Memory 64-bit Technology as they become available from Intel


It's has a i915x chipset. Does that mean that one of these wouldn't work, even though they seem to have a compatible FSB?

Intel® Pentium® Processor E2200
Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200
it will support all p4's but will not support p d,c2d and the quads....
still it would be better if u checked compatiblity of all p4's with ur mobo on intel site....
but the c2d compatiblity is a no go for sure.........
post #25 of 39
You can upgrade to a 9600GT and not suffer any bottlenecks. That'll show nice gains actually.
     
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Okay...

So it boils down to two options then:

1.) I keep everything the way it is, and save my money.

Unless someone can tell me if the two linked processors ARE compatible.

Intel® Pentium® Processor E2200
Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200

2.) I upgrade to either the 9600GT/9800GT, and possibly move it to a newer PC later.

But I don't know if doing this alone will allow me to play the mentioned games.

Assassin's Creed, Fallout 3, The Witcher.

As an example, the current state of the PC allows for TES: Oblivion on medium settings, and Gears of War 1 on low settings.

Any final thoughts would be appreciated, especially on those dual core processors.

And, thanks for all the comments.
post #27 of 39
If you do this gpu upgrade, the worst-case scenario is that you'll be able to achieve the same FPS you do now ... only you'll be able to achieve them w/much higher image quality settings than what you can do now.

If this turns out to be the case in many gaming situations, is this outcome from 'worth it' to you, or not?
    
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Okay...

So it boils down to two options then:

1.) I keep everything the way it is, and save my money.

Unless someone can tell me if the two linked processors ARE compatible.

Intel® Pentium® Processor E2200
Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200

2.) I upgrade to either the 9600GT/9800GT, and possibly move it to a newer PC later.


But I don't know if doing this alone will allow me to play the mentioned games.

Assassin's Creed, Fallout 3, The Witcher.

As an example, the current state of the PC allows for TES: Oblivion on medium settings, and Gears of War 1 on low settings.

Any final thoughts would be appreciated, especially on those dual core processors.

And, thanks for all the comments.
anything after p4's wont be supported by 915 chipset...
so the processors u mentioned cant be used....
secondly u could run witcher,gow,fallout with high settings and playable fps with 9600gt/9800gt
but playing assassins creed is a little tricky..but still its playable mostly.....
im telling from my personal experience...i have owned a p4 3ghz ht with a 9600gt.........

and btw the links r not working
Edited by ghost_z - 2/24/11 at 12:46pm
post #29 of 39
Pentium 4 + 3D games= BAD

Any Geforce 8 series card will be bottlenecked by that ancient processor.
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post #30 of 39
the 9800 GT is a good card that should do well with ur CPU. just crank the resolution up to the highest and crank AA a bit and your gaming experience will be decent. as long as ur not trying to max crysis or metro, ur fine
btw i've seen that card onsale for $60 after MIR.
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