Will I be able to install this graphics card? Will it run GTA4 and COD-Black Ops

imanwnms

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Your mobo also supports a PCI-E x16 slot although I doubt you will see much of a difference with a card like the 5450

That card will work with your mobo but I doubt you will be able to play those games with your processor.The bare minimum those games require is a dual core.

Since it's only $30 you might as well give it a try but don't expect much from it.If you really want to get into gaming more just save up about $300 and get a budget gaming PC.It will be a much more pleasant experience rather than finding what will and what won't work for you.
 
http://gamesystemrequirements.com/games.php?id=1186 cod black ops requires a minimum core 2 duo e6600, which is at least 3 x more powerful than your p4. you also need a minimum of 8600gt, something equivelant to that would be an ati 5570 or nvidia gt430. and they are MINIMUM specs, minimum specs let you play the game, but not very smoothly. you want to aim above minimum specs. i find COD black ops doesnt even run smoothly on my 3ghz core 2 duo. it really needs a quad core cpu
 
Regardless the CPU, the GPU will just run the game, you might get creepy performance even @ 1024 x 768 resolution. Just saw a review it ran MW2 @ 1280 x 1024 with everything turned off (low settings).

This card is great for HTPC. Not recommended for playing games.
Much better think of HD 5750 or equivalent.
 
I know the OP has one but he was saying that his friend has the same CPU and he was able to play Black Ops and GTAIV fine.

My friend has the same processor with a Nvida geforce 8400 and it runs fine for him.

Black Ops may be a possibility on the lowest settings but I don't think it will work for GTAIV,that game requires an extensive amount of resources to run plus it's poorly coded so don't even bother.
 

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I would recommend the Radeon 5570, because there is a silent version (without a fan) and is does not require any extra power. I think your processor will bottleneck everything though. In terms of Graphics only the answer would be Radeon 5570, also if your PSU is higher than 220 Watts then you should be fine (speaking from experience).
 

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If you OC it to round 12GHZ then maybe
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It doesn't support all the C2Ds, they are listing some specific models with a maximum of 2.1/2.2 GHz.
It shouldn't be a problem at all if the BIOS upgrade and CPUID supports it.

But since he owns an OEM Desktop the only way to check out is to contact HP we can't blindly guessing.

When i had a Dell 740 it supported AM2+ 65nm CPUs with a bios upgrade.
 

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great cpu but

Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard <----

Does HP support a bios upgrade if he chose to upgrade. Normally OEMs doesnt do that so that you buy a new pc from them again.

He can go for a $46 – Intel Celeron G530 Dual-Core 2.4GHz and a Biostar h67 mobo for 50usd