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User currently offlineBrett80211 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 266 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10871 times:

I have had flight sim 2002 for a while know, but I havent been able to run it cause my P.O.S Computer cant handle it Its a Compact Pentium 2, about 4 years old. Would it help if I got a new video card, would that make my game run smooth? If now I think I will but a new PC. one more question, whats the diffrence between a Intel Celeron and a Pentium 4? Thanks again, -Brett

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9569 times:

Well I have a P3 and I need to get a P4 !!

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 9574 times:

Hkgspotter1, don't bother with pentium 4 if you're upgrading from pentium 3.

I thought about doing this a couple of weeks back and you have to get more than just the processor.

You need:

1. A new processor.

2. A new motherboard as the processor doesn't fit into a pentium 3 motherboard.

3. A new case as the motherboard that fits a pentium 4 processor needs a pentium 4 case (not just your usual one - need a certain amount of pins.)

So all in all your looking at about £350 = $500.


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1623 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9556 times:

P4s are faster in clock speed, and have a greatly faster frontside Bus speed. So it would be worth it if you have that kind of money.

Brett, the Celeron is a budget chip, about the equivelant of an AMD Duron. The P4 competes with the AMD Athlon chip.

With a P2 system, to upgrade to P4 you need:

New case
New motherboard
New memory
New video card (PCI to AGP)
New power supply (which would come with the case)

You'd just be better off buying a loaded HP or other PC for $600 from any major retailer. CPUs are so fast nowadays, a few hundred Mhz goes unnoticed.

User currently offlineEGNV From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9532 times:

New CPU (obviously)
New Case (unles you already have one with the P4 power connectors from the PSU)
New Motherboard
You dont need new memory or video card

Better off building one yourself or getting someone you know to build one.

User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9539 times:

Indeed, there are still alot of PCI slots on a P4MB. So no AGP vidcard is needed, although advisable if you are to get high fps...


Wietse de Graaf
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