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Old 06-24-2006, 10:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How do i find out what socket my processor is
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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use a program.. forget which ones are good..

everest? something like that.. maybe someone else can help
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hold on what is a socket processor
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socket is like the type of processor.. different generations of processors use different # of pins to fit on particular motherboards. a processor with 400 pins will only fit on a motherboard that accepts 400 pins. Sockets can be given names like socket A, socket T, AM2, or just the number of pins like 939.

you have a pentium 4, so your cpu is either socket 478 or 775
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SAPPHIRE 100152SR Radeon X850PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO AGP 4X/8X Video Card

I still plan to use this as my new grahpics card to start with. Is it ok.
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If you want to play Oblivion on that Dell I highly doubt you will be able to. Low settings perhaps.

I recommend you build your own computer. Seeing AGP is dead, the X850pro SUCKS, mine shall i say the who.e X8** series from ATI sucks :classic:

Your processor is low end now. Your powersupply probably wont even be able to handle some low end card like a 6200. So that would need to be recommended. Seeing that it is a dell case you will also need to buy a new case to fit the new PSU in unless you buy one specifically for Dell. Then that means you might as well buy a new mobo and go for PCIE16. You still could probably use the 2.6Ghz processor. Most likeluy s478. But i would still recommend you get a better one..

No less then 400W psu
No less then a 6 series form nvidia or get at least the 1k series from ATI
No less then 1GB of ram
Processor if you CAN upgrade, it would be nice, but if not I guess you could possibly hold onto it longer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491
MSI K8N NEO4 - 70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103537
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ - 91

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440
Corsair Valueselect 1GB - 81

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
Fortron 450W PSU - 50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017
eVGA 7600GT - 140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144026
Aspire X-Dreamer II - 50

Case is just used as an example. I hate the case personally But i mean if you want a new case just browse newegg lol

Salvage your old hdd and optical drives BAM you got a computer which can play Oblivion on med settings or high if you tweak it right

Total price 482
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thats a good build.

ram has gotten more expensive.. something like 6 months ago that value select ram costed like $66 on newegg..

if you can spare the .5K get that build.
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Thanks PZEROFGH u have beeen the most helpful so far considering i have little to no idea what im doing
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Thanks PZEROFGH u have beeen the most helpful so far considering i have little to no idea what im doing!
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