9600GSO Question

So I have a P4 at 2.45GHz, I want to get the ASUS 384MB 9600GSO. Will the CPU bottleneck it?

I'm interested in games like ~ Test Drive Unlimited, CoD4, CS:S, GRiD, DiRT.

How will these games play at 1280x1024?
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  1. Those games should play fine at that resolution but at higher resolutions, yes, your CPU will limit the 9600 GSO, unless you can overclock it.
  2. Yeah, it will probably be bottlenecked expecially at your resolution.
    At lower resolutions, more demand is put on the CPU to quickly feed data to the GPU.
    If you can, try to get some more speed out of the CPU.

    Not really as bad as it sounds, though.
    It just means you will be able to turn up more eye candy with out a performance hit :D
  3. The P4 is already overclocked from 2GHz :D, board doesn't allow for custom voltage settings.

    I might be getting a 2.4GHz P4 and overclocking it to 2.6GHz+ depending on how it does with stock voltage. Will this help with those games at those resolutions?
  4. I would not bother upgrading a P4 to another P4... For low res gaming though you should be fine with that combo. That P4 needs to be put out to pasture in all fairness.
  5. The 2.4GHz P4 would be free. ;)

    Anyways I barely game but DiRT, GRiD, CoD4...etc are pretty interesting.

    But will my system even be able to play the CoD Modern Warefare 2 Game?
  6. AKM880 said:
    The 2.4GHz P4 would be free. ;)

    Anyways I barely game but DiRT, GRiD, CoD4...etc are pretty interesting.

    But will my system even be able to play the CoD Modern Warefare 2 Game?



    Ah hell for free then yea might as well. :D As far as that game is concerned I would not know. I am not familiar with it.
  7. Yeah its not out yet, :(

    The 2.4GHz P4 isn't free until my friend doesn't want his rig, LOL.
  8. A free P4 with a backup if you fry it?
    Sounds like you should see if there are any BSEL voltage mods that can be done and overclock the hell out of it :D

    Yeah, you should be able to play those games regardless.
    You might have to lower the quality a bit but it can be done.
  9. I'm getting different answers, lol.

    I guess I should go for it and try.

    ~ Question
    Is the 3.0E-GHz P4 worth the $110
  10. No, defiantly not.
    For that much you can get a low end Motherboard and Core 2 CPU.
    That will defiantly blow the socks off even the fastest (and overclocked) P4 and it is highly overclockable.

    Edit:
    You can locate some great combo deals with that CPU and other motherboards here:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072&SubCategory=343&SortField=0&PageSize=100&Page=1
  11. i definitely agree, i have that cpu, it overclocked to 3.5 from 2.5ghz with ease
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