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Gaming on Pentium 4

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October 29, 2012 4:21:51 AM

Hello,
I have a old AsROCK P4I45GV motherboard with Pentium 4 2.4 GHZ CPU. Is it possible to run modern games swapping a good graphics card and ram, without exchanging the cpu ? I can not afford a whole new motherboard for a new CPU. Does Cpu play a important role in gaming if all other requirements are fulfilled ?

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a b V Motherboard
October 29, 2012 4:32:02 AM

The pentium 4 won't be able to run modern games.
Most games require a dual core CPU minimum.
I would suggest saving money and wait for next year CPU's to come out.
October 29, 2012 5:43:55 AM

You can play older games from like 2005-06 if you're lucky. Assuming you have a graphics card to drive your games.

For example 2.4GHz Netburst processor(Pentium 4, Pentium 4 based Celerons) is a recommended requirement to run Doom3. Min is 1.5ghz Netburst-based processor.

You could run F.E.A.R aswell.

Mind you you will need a deticated graphics card, I had your mobo and it's very picky about graphics cards, foe example it wont run Radeon 850XT
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