I will go against the wave here, and tell you, it will work. Used to have ati 4670 which was same in performance. High settings ijn crysis will work. Enthusiast settings wont. Get the Q9400 if thats your only choice. AMD phenoms are dirt cheap these days.
Thanks, i have both the athlon x2 250 and the q9400 as spares. this is just an extra gaming rig, will assassins creed, need for speed and gta be ok with this combination?