Upgrading old PC for son
hi guys i have an IBM ThinkCentre M/T 9210-KMV S/N L3K3096 it has a pentium 4 at 3ghz and 1gb of ram, i dont have the money to buy a whole new system so please dont suggest that i do, the computer runs fable lost chapters and so on, my son wants to know if it can run call of duty 4 thats all hes wanted for a while now, the computer does not have an agp slot which is very unusual what way could i upgrade the PC so it can run call of duty 4? my son doesnt mind playing at very low graphics
im getting a decent PC for him next year when sandy bridge and the bulldozers come out as he is taking I.T next year, the thing is his friends have quite a few LANs and he said hes missing out, i mean his friend has a pentium 4 and a radeon 9600 and it can play call of duty 4. thats why i just wanted to upgrade this old thing so he could play the game, i wanted to spend like $50, i think it has a PCI slot so maybe he could get an old graphics card? i could maybe get an extra gig of ram?
minimum requirements for call of duty 4
OS: XP or Vista
Processor: 2.6ghz Pentium IV or equivalent (3.2ghz recommended for Vista)
RAM: 1024mb (1536mb recommended for Vista)
Video Card: DirectX 9-compliant Shader 3.0 card with 128 MB of DDR Video Memory (256 MB recommended) AGP 8x or PCI-Express x16
Sound Card: 16-bit DirectX 9-compliant sound card
DirectX9 for XP and 10 for Vista, 8 gigs HD space + 600mb for swap file.
Nvidia Geforce 6/7/8 series
ATi X800 or higher
According to CoDUtility.com via CharlieOscarDelta.com
If u just want some gaming with no render/encode: there is no reason to assume 2011 titles are suddenly demanding the CPU intensity offered by SB/BD @@
The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2738-16.htmlQuote:Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores
The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.