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i have a p4 desktop if i buy a new up2date graphics card will it play recent games that it is not suporting

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by Contributor (8.2k points)
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Well thats depends, firstly which type of games? are u trying big title games like Crysis2, battlefied3, Call of Duty 3? If its anything in that realm just sell/trade up or upgrade your Pc as a whole because the problem you will face wth a high-end GPU and an outdated motherboard and processor (P4 in this case) is an issue of "bottlenecking" which i wont go into now but the short version would be that your board wont be able to fully utilize the power/grunt that a highend GPU has. All good GPU's are spec'd at 2.0 n 2.1 respectively and sure your P4 board's PCI - E (if it has one) is spec'd at 1.0 meaning it will only take advantage of half the power of the card. Since you didn't mention your board, ram, game type' etc i assume you want to run them at max resolution right? My recommendation would be to upgrade your pc's board n processor to minimum Quad-Core and a Radeon 5770 GPU, 4gig ram, 64bit windows.....oh you may need a new PSU.     Anyway that's just my opinon from my gaming experince.
by Guru (88.1k points)
just to summarise what WSD said, for all new games, pentium 4s are none starter regardless of what you add on them. Get a better PC.
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