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Pntium 4 system, GeForce 6200 512 mb vs. HD 4650

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October 3, 2010 9:57:31 AM

Ok, i have a Pentium 4 computer with a pentium 4 2 GHz, GeForce 6200 512 MB AGP and 1.75 GB off RAM.
I get an average of 25FPS in CoD4 on absolutely lowest settings or yitch3config.. If i changed to the HD 4650 512 MB AGP, would it give me better FPS, or is my CPU too much of a bottleneck?

And also, would upgrading to 2 or 2.5 GB of RAM help any? im runninx windows XP. :kaola: 
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October 3, 2010 10:34:49 AM

Your CPU will bottleneck it it will still give you a huge performance boost.
Upgrading your RAM will help but your performance is still limited because of your CPU.
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October 3, 2010 11:53:50 AM

So i would get a performance boost, but it will still be bottlenecked. That was acually kind of what i was looking for, i need a boost of around 10-20 FPS... Do you think it would give me that?
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October 3, 2010 1:09:02 PM

Pent.4 at 2GHz? No, i guess you will better save your money to BUILD a whole new system, seriously, pent.4 at 2GHz is not going to take you anywhere...

If you can OC it a little bit, let's say 3.0GHz then i think you will get more fps, not much but you will see performance increase...
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October 3, 2010 4:09:22 PM

I suggest that fi you are unwilling or can't afford a new system at this time then go ahead with your upgrade if it keeps you slugging along for another year. Ram yes on any system the more the better.
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October 3, 2010 6:56:59 PM

Yh OC a "little" bit.. 50% is way too much and i have never done it before...
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October 3, 2010 6:57:48 PM

eilif said:
So i would get a performance boost, but it will still be bottlenecked. That was acually kind of what i was looking for, i need a boost of around 10-20 FPS... Do you think it would give me that?

Yes,i think you will even see more performance boost(approximately up to 30FPS depending on the games/settings), so overall its a huge upgrade but like i mentioned your CPU will still be a bottleneck.
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October 3, 2010 7:00:24 PM

The least you can do is buy a dirt cheap 2.4ghz+ p4 that has a 512kb cache that has at least a 533mhz or 800mhz fsb for like $15.
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October 4, 2010 12:54:46 PM

i got a 533 MHz Gigabyte GA-8STXC Motherboard. And im not planning any high-end setup, i want to be able to play my games on LOWESt, i repeat, LOWEST settings with playable FPS. Not maxed out, LOWEST SETTINGS! Some persons have trouble understanding that. But yes i know its an ancient crap heap... But 30 FPS is just what ive been looking for. Thanks for answering :) 
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October 4, 2010 1:12:29 PM

Let us know how it goes so we have an idea on how effective the recommendations provided were.
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October 4, 2010 2:00:00 PM

But guys, i need toms help. It says i got a Intel Pentium 4 2.00 GHz, 2.02 GHz. What does the 2.02 GHz mean? I know by CPU-z that its a single core with no HT... WHat does this mean? xD
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October 4, 2010 3:08:13 PM

This means that your motherboard is probably factory overclocked slightly. This is done sometimes to increase benchmarks between boards and other times it is because a different clock generator is used that results in a slightly different clock speed compared to a different board. It is nothing to worry about. 2.00 and 2.02 is quite comparable overall.
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