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Gts 450 suited for intel p 4 ht?

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February 13, 2012 9:30:11 PM

I saw a gts 450 review and some manufacture sites that a gts 450 needs a minimum pentium 4 or amd equivalent processors or higher. i have a p4 ht OC and looking for an awesome gpu and found that gts 450 is one of them.

i really need to buy this card. will it work.? i can also upgrade pc later, so that the card wont be a waste.

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February 13, 2012 9:39:01 PM

The card will be a waste on this CPU. I remember a few years ago, I had installed an 8800 GT on a P4 Prescott system, and even that card was severely bottlenecked at 1280*1024. A GTS450 should be at least 25% faster than a 8800 GT, so you get the point.
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February 13, 2012 10:09:53 PM

It will work but not 100%. Just don't expect to play games on high setting and exspect a lot of laging in some games. But I guess when you up grade I wouldn't want to use that card on my new system. Good luck to ya
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February 13, 2012 10:19:50 PM

DM186 said:
It will work but not 100%. Just don't expect to play games on high setting and exspect a lot of laging in some games. But I guess when you up grade I wouldn't want to use that card on my new system. Good luck to ya



why ? why doesnt you put it on a new system?
i use a 1024*768 resolution monitor does that improve its performance?
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 13, 2012 10:30:15 PM

your cpu is too old and you'd be better off not trying to put a card more powerful than a 8400 in there because you are much too limited on cpu processing power.
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February 13, 2012 10:31:04 PM

because it is a lower end card and is not really meant for gaming.

the lower the resolution the less stress it puts on a gpu

pentium 4 is also a bad gaming cpu, and it seems like a bad cpu in general, very old. My office pc has a pentium 4 in it. I have more than once screamed at it in hope to make it go faster. Keep in mind this is while runing microsoft office, quickbooks, and firefox.
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February 13, 2012 10:39:24 PM

P4 wasn't even great when it was at its best day LOL.
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February 13, 2012 10:40:20 PM

I had a Pentium 4 560 (3.6 GHz) paired with an 8800GTS 320 for a lonnnnng time... when I finally upgraded my CPU to an Athlon II x3 440, I saw my framerates nearly double in games (gaming at 1080p... which in theory avoids the CPU bottleneck!).

So, unless you're planning to upgrade your CPU, I'd say that a GTS 450 (which is slightly better than an 8800GTS) is a waste of money on your system.

If you want to game on that system, I'd suggest getting a card like an HD 6570 for $50.

Gaming at 1024x768 enforces the CPU bottleneck on your system. On my p4 + 8800GTS setup, I got almost the same framerate in many games at 1080p as I did at 1280x1024 - a total CPU bottleneck.
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February 13, 2012 10:50:56 PM

dgbkiller said:
why ? why doesnt you put it on a new system?
i use a 1024*768 resolution monitor does that improve its performance?


It will play the games you want. The BF3, Skyrim type games will be med to high, all other games will be fine. In my opinion when you build a new rig it would be better to put in a better gaming card.

Like the GTX 560 Ti or better as compaired to the GTS 450. This what I ment by that. I do wish you good luck on your new card and your new rig when you get around to it.
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February 13, 2012 11:03:06 PM

DM186 said:
It will play the games you want. The BF3, Skyrim type games will be med to high, all other games will be fine. In my opinion when you build a new rig it would be better to put in a better gaming card.

Like the GTX 560 Ti or better as compaired to the GTS 450. This what I ment by that. I do wish you good luck on your new card and your new rig when you get around to it.



i will use the gts 450 on a new rig later on updation. so will the card be fryed or anything going wrong if i put gts 450 on my current p4 pc? Will it work safely
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a c 181 U Graphics card
February 13, 2012 11:16:04 PM

It will not fry or burn up. It will just not preform well on a lot of different type of games due to the P4 CPU. The P4 is a single core CPU and a lot of things require 2 or more cores.

If you keep your res low and play on low setting on every game you will get through it but you will see what we are all talking about as far as preformance with the two.
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February 13, 2012 11:19:01 PM

It'll work just fine, you just won't see performance as good as you might expect if you look at reviews/expected performance of a GTS 450.

No risk of damaging the card, though, by using it in that system.
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February 17, 2012 1:02:37 PM

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February 20, 2012 10:14:33 PM

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