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Upgrading my processer

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#1 fatewitch


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:30 AM

HI All need some advice

I would like to upgrade my prossesor on my computer. i want a dual or quad core IS this poosible with my current specs and which do i upgrade to?

Current specs

Current Specifications:
Product Description: EMachines T3604 - Celeron D 356 3.33 GHz
Type: Personal computer
Product Form Factor: Tower
Processor: 1 x Intel Celeron D 356 / 3.33 GHz
Processor Main Features: Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology
Cache Memory: 512 KB L2 cache
Cache Per Processor: 512 KB

RAM: 1.5 MB (installed) / 4 GB (max) DDR II SDRAM - 533 MHz - PC2-4200/5300
Storage Controller: Serial ATA ( Serial ATA-300 ) ; IDE
Floppy Drive: None
Hard Drive: 1 x 120 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300
Hard Drive (2nd): 1 x 180 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300
Hard Drive (3rd): None
Optical Storage: CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Optical Storage (2nd): DVD-R/RW
Storage Removable: None
Graphics Controller: Intel GMA 950
TV Tuner Type: None
Audio Output: Sound card - 5.1 channel surround
Communications: Fax / modem - 56 Kbps
OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista , Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
OS Installed: Windows XP Home Edition
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
Product Basic Spec:

CPU: Intel® Celeron® D Processor 3561
64-bit processor with Intel® EM64T Technology
(3.33GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache)

Chipset: Intel® 945G

Memory: 512MB DDR2 dual channel capable (1 × 512MB), 533MHz (PC4200)
Expandable to 2GB
2 DDR2 Slots (Total) | 1 DDR2 Slot (Available)
Hard Drive: 120GB SATA II (7200rpm)3

Optical Drive: CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
48x max. write (48×32×48×16)
Video: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Up to 224MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available
Sound: 6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
Communications: 56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
Intel® 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
Peripherals: Multifunction keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse (PS/2)
Ports/Other: 6 - USB 2.0 ports (2 in front, 4 in back)
1 - VGA
1 - Parallel port
1 - Serial port
2 - PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse)
3 - Audio (Rear): Line-in/Side (Stereo), Front/Headphone (Stereo), Microphone
2 - Audio (Front): Microphone, Front/Headphone (Stereo)
1 - RJ-45 Ethernet port
1 - RJ-11 Modem port
Dimensions: 14.50" (H) x 7.25" (W) x 16.50" (D)
Weight: 21.2 lbs. (system unit only)
Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor4

Software: • Windows XP® Home Service Pack 3
• Productivity Software
• Microsoft Works® 8.5
• Microsoft Money 2006
• Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student (60-day complimentary trial period)5
• Adobe® Reader 8.0
• Digital Media Software
• DVD playback with 2-channel audio
• CyberLink® Power2Go™
• Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 (includes 60-day Digital Image Standard 2006 trial)5
• RealNetworks RealPlayer
• Napster 3.0 (30-day trial)
• Quicktime
• Connectivity/Utilities
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
• AOL® 9.0 (90-day risk free trial included)6
• Google Toolbar™ and Google Desktop Search™
• eMachines® Comprehensive Security
• McAfee® Internet Security Suite™ (90-day complimentary subscription)7
• eMachines® BigFix® - helps identify and solve problems
• Game Software
• eMachines® Games Powered by: WildTangent® (preinstalled with 10 demo games with 60 minutes of game play)8

Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2010 - 02:31 PM.
Added viewable emphasis ~ Hamluis.

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:07 AM

"Supports Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, Intel® Pentium® D processor, Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology ............

Now, that is from Intel referencing the 945G shipset. The problem is, this is an E-Machine, and there is no info (that I can find) that the BIOS supports anything more than what is already installed. In a perfect world, you should be able to install at least a Core2 Duo with up to a 1066 FSB.

How much memory do you have in this rig? If it is still 512 meg, and you are trying to run Vista, then we know where the problem lies, and it ain't with the CPU.

Green highlighting doesn't help.

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#3 fatewitch

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 11:24 AM

i have 3g memory, running win xp with 1g video card

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