Re: New Computer- What now?
Yeah, a P4 still has some use, but upper-level gaming is going to need more than one core. But, you get what you pay for. I would throw in a more modern graphics card, no less than a 5-series Radeon. In addition to that, another 2GB of RAM at minimal. There was never, ever a per-say "dual core" Pentium 4. The closest they made was a Pentium 4 HT, which on the surface can be seen as a dual core CPU but in actuality is just a single core CPU with enhanced pipelining. Most people never really notice a difference with HT turned on/off. Note: Your CPU probably supports HT, but is likely turned off in the BIOS, sometimes they were by default.