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#1 DAZZAROONEY

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:43 AM

Hi.

I use an emachines E620 that I have had for 3 years. It's been a great laptop and would like to upgrade the SLOW AMD Athlon 2650e CPU.

I cannot afford a new laptop so I just want to do this small upgrade to tide me over.

The spec of my current CPU is - CPU Type AMD Athlon 2650e, 800 MHz (4 x 200), clock 1600mhz, Socket AM2, Min / Max CPU Multiplier 4x / 8x, Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.,Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3 .

I have been looking at one of these and wondered if I could use it in my laptop -

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050E 2.6Ghz 1MB AM2 45W Dual Core.


Any advice on what to go for would be gratefully received.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

Id say 50/50, the 5050E is a desktop processor, not a mobile processor-it may fit the socket but it would likely run to hot. You would have to severely underclock the CPU to prevent overheating, be my guess, which would pretty much negate having it. Of course, it may work but Im not sure Id risk it-I would try to find a mobile AM2 CPU online somewhere, like from ebay. Im reading online some people have gotten a few brisbane CPUs to work, as long as their 45 watt, like that one is. If you decide to do it, make sure whoever you buy it from has a good return policy so if it doesnt work, you can return it. It should be able to go in ok, it is socket AM2, its not sodered in like many CPUs. Make sure you got a good thermal paste such as arctic silver 5, and you closely monitor CPU temps when your running it at first.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

Many thanks for that.

Any ideas what temp a CPU should be running at? Also a program that can let me monitor temps?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

I've purchased one of these -AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 AM2

Just hope it works ok

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

That particular CPU can get up to 69C max, so it maybe a good pick. Keep in mind, that CPU is only a single core just like your original, so your only gaining 800 mhz of power, but it should give you at least a bit of an edge, as well as an idea of whether or not your laptop can handle a 45 watt CPU.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20LE-1620%20-%20ADH1620IAA5DH%20(ADH1620DHBOX).html

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

That particular CPU can get up to 69C max, so it maybe a good pick. Keep in mind, that CPU is only a single core just like your original, so your only gaining 800 mhz of power, but it should give you at least a bit of an edge, as well as an idea of whether or not your laptop can handle a 45 watt CPU.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20LE-1620%20-%20ADH1620IAA5DH%20(ADH1620DHBOX).html

Did this new processor work and if so how was the performance? Im also looking into upgrading my processor as its painfully slow on my E620

I've purchased one of these -AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 AM2

Just hope it works ok

Did this new processor work and if so how was the performance? Im also looking into upgrading my processor as its painfully slow on my E620

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:19 PM


That particular CPU can get up to 69C max, so it maybe a good pick. Keep in mind, that CPU is only a single core just like your original, so your only gaining 800 mhz of power, but it should give you at least a bit of an edge, as well as an idea of whether or not your laptop can handle a 45 watt CPU.

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20LE-1620%20-%20ADH1620IAA5DH%20(ADH1620DHBOX).html

Did this new processor work and if so how was the performance? Im also looking into upgrading my processor as its painfully slow on my E620

I've purchased one of these -AMD Athlon 64 LE-1620 AM2

Just hope it works ok

Did this new processor work and if so how was the performance? Im also looking into upgrading my processor as its painfully slow on my E620



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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

I find the best way to see what will actually work is to see what the best processor was that was available in that line for purchase. That is usually the thermal limit of the laptop setup or the manufacturer would have offered a better one. For the amount of work to disassemble and install a cpu it better be a HUGE jump....which it probably will not be. I would go with Rotor...SSD...and max the memory will get you the best performance for your buck....and your time.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

***UPDATE***

Have installed an

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050E 2.6Ghz 1MB AM2 45W Dual Core - 30 Brand New

It's working like a dream and is running cooler than the original rubbish CPU.

Last week, I overclocked the original 2650e to 2.1Ghz and that worked really well too, but decided to get the new CPU.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

Hi, I installed the 5050e in my dad's eMachines e620 about two years ago and it's been running fine, max temp goes to 67C at 100% load that's when the CPU starts throttling down to 1GHz, at idle it sits at about 55C. 45W is the max the motherboard can handle, 35W should be a perfect balance between heat and speed. The laptop was also upgraded with 4GB PC-6400 RAM and 120GB Mushkin SSD recently. The laptop is blazing fast in day-to-day use! Upgrades totaled about $180CDN. What I want to know is has anyone successfully upgraded the laptop to an AM3 processor, 3 or 4 core?

Edited by pr0m3th3u5, 22 November 2012 - 01:43 PM.





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