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Will I be able to install this graphics card? Will it run GTA4 and COD-Black Ops

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November 6, 2011 11:18:55 PM

Hi,
I am thinking about getting this graphics card: HTTP://WWW.amazon.ca/Gigabyte-GV-R545OC-512I-Radeon-HD5...

This is my motherboard slot avaibility: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/aCrEdJJh3FyJl0RXuory...

I want to know if this graphics card will install on one of these slots and if the graphics card has Shader model 3.0 and if it support vertex data for black ops.
Thanks
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November 6, 2011 11:31:45 PM

no it wil not play gta4 or cod black ops. not to mention you have a pentium 4 which would also not run these games.
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November 6, 2011 11:34:09 PM

Your mobo also supports a PCI-E x16 slot although I doubt you will see much of a difference with a card like the 5450

That card will work with your mobo but I doubt you will be able to play those games with your processor.The bare minimum those games require is a dual core.

Since it's only $30 you might as well give it a try but don't expect much from it.If you really want to get into gaming more just save up about $300 and get a budget gaming PC.It will be a much more pleasant experience rather than finding what will and what won't work for you.
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November 6, 2011 11:35:33 PM

http://gamesystemrequirements.com/games.php?id=1186 cod black ops requires a minimum core 2 duo e6600, which is at least 3 x more powerful than your p4. you also need a minimum of 8600gt, something equivelant to that would be an ati 5570 or nvidia gt430. and they are MINIMUM specs, minimum specs let you play the game, but not very smoothly. you want to aim above minimum specs. i find COD black ops doesnt even run smoothly on my 3ghz core 2 duo. it really needs a quad core cpu
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November 6, 2011 11:39:57 PM

I do not think I would have a problem with the processor. My friend has the same processor with a Nvida geforce 8400 and it runs fine for him.
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November 7, 2011 12:12:05 AM

Are you sure it's a Pentium 4?
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November 7, 2011 12:51:50 AM

Regardless the CPU, the GPU will just run the game, you might get creepy performance even @ 1024 x 768 resolution. Just saw a review it ran MW2 @ 1280 x 1024 with everything turned off (low settings).

This card is great for HTPC. Not recommended for playing games.
Much better think of HD 5750 or equivalent.
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November 7, 2011 12:54:38 AM

purple stank said:
Are you sure it's a Pentium 4?

Yes, the link states P4 640 (single core 3.2/2MB/800 MHz)
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November 7, 2011 2:08:33 AM

I know the OP has one but he was saying that his friend has the same CPU and he was able to play Black Ops and GTAIV fine.

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My friend has the same processor with a Nvida geforce 8400 and it runs fine for him.


Black Ops may be a possibility on the lowest settings but I don't think it will work for GTAIV,that game requires an extensive amount of resources to run plus it's poorly coded so don't even bother.
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November 7, 2011 4:55:42 PM

So is there any suggestions for a card under $100?
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November 7, 2011 5:07:54 PM

The best card you could get for $100 would be the 6670 but it will get bottlenecked by your CPU and you would have to buy a new PSU.The next best thing would be the 6570.

What power supply do you have?
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November 7, 2011 6:30:24 PM

I would recommend the Radeon 5570, because there is a silent version (without a fan) and is does not require any extra power. I think your processor will bottleneck everything though. In terms of Graphics only the answer would be Radeon 5570, also if your PSU is higher than 220 Watts then you should be fine (speaking from experience).
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November 7, 2011 9:26:33 PM

Thank you, I will look into those. If it comes up that my computer might not right some of the good graphics card, I might choose to replace the motherboard soon sometime.
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November 7, 2011 9:28:45 PM

If you OC it to round 12GHZ then maybe
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November 7, 2011 10:22:57 PM

FSB at 4ghz, lol.

I'm not for sure on this, but the P4 use's the LGA 775 socket so in theory it should support a Core2Duo.A dual core would be a lot better than your current processor and you don't have to spend to much money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 7, 2011 10:25:57 PM

The OP should consider a total upgrade not the MOBO or the CPU. This is really ridiculous to get a HD 5750 with a P4 or dual core.
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November 7, 2011 10:33:17 PM

If it will work I think the dual core option is a good idea,at least the cheapest.Since he is using DDR2 RAM he won't have to upgrade.

I am suggesting the dual core upgrade and the 5670.
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November 7, 2011 10:56:37 PM

hmm..searching around, the machine should be HP DC7600 and it supports C2D
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November 7, 2011 11:09:06 PM

My only concern is that his processor is 90nm while the Core2Duo's are 45nm.Do you think that will be a problem? They are a long ways apart.
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November 7, 2011 11:15:14 PM

It doesn't support all the C2Ds, they are listing some specific models with a maximum of 2.1/2.2 GHz.
It shouldn't be a problem at all if the BIOS upgrade and CPUID supports it.

But since he owns an OEM Desktop the only way to check out is to contact HP we can't blindly guessing.

When i had a Dell 740 it supported AM2+ 65nm CPUs with a bios upgrade.
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November 8, 2011 12:06:47 AM

purple stank said:
FSB at 4ghz, lol.

I'm not for sure on this, but the P4 use's the LGA 775 socket so in theory it should support a Core2Duo.A dual core would be a lot better than your current processor and you don't have to spend to much money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

great cpu but

Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard <----

Does HP support a bios upgrade if he chose to upgrade. Normally OEMs doesnt do that so that you buy a new pc from them again.

He can go for a $46 – Intel Celeron G530 Dual-Core 2.4GHz and a Biostar h67 mobo for 50usd
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November 8, 2011 1:32:30 AM

imanwnms said:
I do not think I would have a problem with the processor. My friend has the same processor with a Nvida geforce 8400 and it runs fine for him.

runs fine? as a slide show?
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November 8, 2011 2:02:56 AM

think of games like Legacy of kain series, GTA SA, Fifa 10, Max Payne etc etc

Not Black Ops or BF
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November 8, 2011 2:17:04 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
runs fine? as a slide show?

:D 
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November 8, 2011 2:54:43 PM

I doubt HP will still provide support for it.
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November 9, 2011 11:14:37 PM

Thanks for all your guys' replies. Appreciate it. As someone said above, I am actually looking into upgrading to a new system or building one soon. I have had this PC as backup after my HP pavilion dv9000 overheated (that did run gta 4 quite nicely but had the heating problem as the power was right above the graphics card), which had really bad design.
Again appreciate it, but if the overall cost ends up over my budget for a sligth upgrade, I might go with a full one.
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November 9, 2011 11:19:03 PM

Building a new pc will cost less than upgrading a ancient OEM pc
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