intel(R) Pentium (R) 4 cpu 2.26ghz how do i know what video card is compatible

intel(R) Pentium (R) 4 cpu 2.26ghz how do i know what video card is compatible
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  1. Firstly , Most GPUs simply require a PCIe 16x slot on the Motherboard , but your CPU could also bottleneck your GPU.
  2. You should look on the actual motherboard to see if it has a pcie or agp graphics slot, if it's pcie, pretty much any modern card will be compatible, though as said, it will be bottlenecked by your cpu/motherboard
  3. IRONBATMAN said:
    Firstly , Most GPUs simply require a PCIe 16x slot on the Motherboard , but your CPU could also bottleneck your GPU.


    What does THAT mean?
  4. This is how PCIe slots look like

    You'll need a PCIe 16x slot for most GPUs.

    Bottlenecking is when either your CPU or GPU is too slow so one component has to wait for the other. It's like walking with your Grandparent , and you have to wait for him / her .
  5. great analogy! thanks! what is the best way to increase speed or power to prevent that or is there?
  6. the only way is to Buy a new CPU. You can't overclock your CPU that far anyways.
  7. You'll need new ram and a new motherboard to go with that new cpu as well, along with a decent power supply to run it all...basically you're starting from ground zero to move past Pentium 4 era stuff...
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