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Pentium4's good enough?

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March 3, 2006 4:19:57 PM

Hi guys.

I am trying to decide if I should upgrade my video card or get new EVERYTHING.
I know the card I want is good enough and I can see the VGA charts.
The problem is the cards tested is in a high-end PC with a good CPU.

So my question is is a Pentium4 Prescot 2.8 Ghz good enough for most ANY game in 2006, reguardless of what GPU I have?
COD2, B & W2, FEAR, Elder scrolls IV. UT 2007, etc.
Such as 25+ fps, 1024x768 max settings, etc.

Assume I have a good video card and lots of fast RAM. (this is not an issue)

thanks!!

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March 3, 2006 4:22:56 PM

Yeah, you won't have any problem man. I use a 7800GT on my 3.0 Intel machine and its got game! LOL

My opty machine does seem smoother probably do to it being dual core but your Intel machine should work good man.
March 3, 2006 4:50:12 PM

That should be fine.
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March 3, 2006 4:51:27 PM

it should be fine, especially if you overclock to 3.4 or something, or if you have HyperThreading. B)
March 3, 2006 4:52:38 PM

Thanks for the feedback.
It seems I can keep my "old" PC for another year or so then, without needing new EVERYTHING.
March 3, 2006 4:54:10 PM

Yes,
I do have HT,
I can stop losing sleep now.
March 3, 2006 5:07:36 PM

ya dood stop losing sleep i have an Intel 2.8 Northwood with a 6800 Gt and am able to play all games still. Maybe not on highest quality settings but very much good enough, absolutely!
March 3, 2006 5:17:03 PM

and if he overclocks to 3.4 (which he should be able to do easily), he should be able to play the max settings too B)
March 3, 2006 5:25:52 PM

Quote:

I can stop losing sleep now.


You were losing sleep over this?

Get a girlfriend. At least you can lose sleep and get poontag with a girlfriend.
March 3, 2006 5:28:26 PM

Quote:

I can stop losing sleep now.


You were losing sleep over this?

Get a girlfriend. At least you can lose sleep and get poontag with a girlfriend.

thats a very good point..... :wink:
March 3, 2006 5:44:01 PM

Quote:
Hi guys.

I am trying to decide if I should upgrade my video card or get new EVERYTHING.
I know the card I want is good enough and I can see the VGA charts.
The problem is the cards tested is in a high-end PC with a good CPU.

So my question is is a Pentium4 Prescot 2.8 Ghz good enough for most ANY game in 2006, reguardless of what GPU I have?
COD2, B & W2, FEAR, Elder scrolls IV. UT 2007, etc.
Such as 25+ fps, 1024x768 max settings, etc.

Assume I have a good video card and lots of fast RAM. (this is not an issue)

thanks!!


http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/cpu-games2...
March 3, 2006 5:44:31 PM

I was just making a point.
I really did not lose sleep and I have a GF,
Ok, enough about my personal sleep cycle and dating habbits.
March 3, 2006 5:52:09 PM

LMAO

Alright man, time for you to move AWAY from that nuclear site ....
March 3, 2006 5:52:33 PM

PMR:

Thanks for the CPU chart, very useful.
I in the article, all CPUs except the the Celeron did well at everything.
Nice to see the CPU being tested with games and not just the graphics card tested with games.
March 3, 2006 6:15:22 PM

I'm just joshing around bud. I'm sure you have a beautiful, wonderful, and hot girlfriend.
March 3, 2006 6:50:54 PM

NP
March 3, 2006 7:28:54 PM

Thanks.
I was planning on a 7800GS because I have a 865PE motherboard.
March 4, 2006 10:07:09 AM

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LMAO

Alright man, time for you to move AWAY from that nuclear site ....

Is it? I really found that interesting.
How do you know they are bullshitting?
!