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Old 09-01-2005, 08:34 PM   #1
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my friend needs a new processor. he has an intel celeron (dont know the speed, all i know is that it sucks bad) now and needs a better one. preferably the same socket. (dont know the socket type, but if you have an idea, post it) he wants to spend $100 or lower. he also wants to play games like wow. is this possible to get a processor like this? if so, where can i get it for him?
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WEll, as far as I know... you can play WOW on a celeron just fine. It's prolly his vid. card. Is $100 his budget max?
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he can spend that much on the cpu, maybe like 10-$20 over
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Yeah find out what his vid card is.
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:13 PM   #5
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what is the minimal requirements for vid. cards to play wow?
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Old 09-01-2005, 10:23 PM   #6
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You must have 3d acceleration on the video card. Most games these days do anyways. The video card must support DirectX 9.0c and must have more than 32MB preferably a card that is greater than a Geforce 2.

For the CPU, the Celeron is enough to play that game if budget is really tight. But here's a Pentium 4 that is around $20 over your budget:

Intel Pentium 4 505 Prescott 533MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116204

But your motherboard must support socket LGA775. What is your motherboard socket anyway? Socket 478?
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Old 09-02-2005, 03:22 PM   #7
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i dont know what it is. i told him he would probably have to get a new mobo if he wanted a p4 lga 775 socket
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thats true, get a celeron d there better.
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