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#1 moparfan1234

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

ok i have a Emachine EL1333G-01w the motherboard number is WMCP61M (Socket AM2 ) the CPU is AMD Athlon 2850e processor and i want to upgrade to the CPU out of this HP http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12132708-12133156-12133158-12133158-12133158-79681383-80144351.html?dnr=1

the motherboard in the HP has problems but the CPU should still be good. so will the CPU out of the HP work in the Emachine?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

in theory, it should they are both AM2. However, the BIOS on your motherboard may need updated. best way to find out is to install it, and try it.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

in theory, it should they are both AM2. However, the BIOS on your motherboard may need updated. best way to find out is to install it, and try it.


thanks! i kinda figured that is what would have to happen and probably a PSU upgrade with it? it only has a 220watt and the HP the CPU is out of has a 300watt. I just wanted to be sure i wouldn't hurt anything by putting it in the board. So i will start googling how to update the BIOS. is there anything i need to look for in a updated BIOS? thanks again!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

probably not, but if I had access to a 300 watt, I would swap them out. wouldnt hurt.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

probably not, but if I had access to a 300 watt, I would swap them out. wouldnt hurt.


i also have a 420watt PSU. but to take advantage of the larger PSUs i would need to take the Emachine motherboard and swap it into another case since the Emachine is a mini tower :( now that wouldn't be so bad if the CPU upgrade works :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:55 PM

well i looked up the BIOS and there don't seem to be any updates for it other then to repair problems running linux and that has nothing to do with what i am doing lol so i guess i will just have to try it and see what happens! :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

try it, worse case scenario is it doesnt work. being AM2 I doubt it would hurt anything, it just wont boot.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

Well i got the CPU installed and it updated drivers on its own and now seems to be running fine :) Im not seeing the big speed jump i thought but for sure better then before. i would of thought a single core at 1.8ghz to a dual core 2.6ghz would of made a bigger difference. i think it is probably the RAM holding the system back. the RAM useage made a jump even at idle. i use to use 40% ram with just a browser open now it is around 55-60% its only 2GB of ram lol

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

A lot depends on what your using it for. If the programs your using, can be maxed out by a single core 1.8 ghz CPU, then they will run at the same speed regardless of what you put into it, so you would see little, to no performance jump there. However, 2 gigs of ram, especially in todays world isnt much, another 2 gig wouldnt hurt-just keep in mind if you have a 32 bit OS it will only recognize between 3.25 and 3.5.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:52 PM

A lot depends on what your using it for. If the programs your using, can be maxed out by a single core 1.8 ghz CPU, then they will run at the same speed regardless of what you put into it, so you would see little, to no performance jump there. However, 2 gigs of ram, especially in todays world isnt much, another 2 gig wouldnt hurt-just keep in mind if you have a 32 bit OS it will only recognize between 3.25 and 3.5.


Yea it was just a FREE upgrade from a computer that had a motherboard issue. I'm not going to put any money into it upgrading anything els. Who knows i mite pickup another free tower that i can swipe more ram out of then i will. I'm not so worried about speeding up a old out of date machine unless its free :) after all i just built a new quad core system last week :)Besides the video card in the Emachine SUCKS! It is one of them computers that once you start upgrading you have to build a new system lol I'm not real sure the PSU is big enough for the CPU upgrade. i found all sorts of revisions of that dual core with the same name. some took 89watts some was only 44 watts. from my research the PSU could handle the 44watt version but not the 89watt version. IDK but it works and im gonna leave it :) if the PSU dies i will just have to pull the hole system out of that mini case and install it in a normal size case with a normal size PSU. Also it is a 64 bit windows 7 on it.

I must say tho it has been a good old computer. all the computers before it even high dollar ones kept having hardware failure so i came up with the idea screw paying lots of money for a computer if it is going to die in a few months and went to walmart bought the cheapest POS i could witch was the Emachine. Some how the emachine has held up for over 3 years without a hardware issue. Now im into building my own haha even then long live the old cheapest POS emachine :) It will stay my back up untill the world drops windows 7 :)

EDIT: Thanks for all the help!!!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

I wouldnt worry to much about the PSU. If it works and its not overheating, then leave well enough alone. lol.

Edited by the_patriot11, 28 January 2013 - 06:38 PM.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

there is no way of knowing if anything is over heating on this thing lol the only temp sensor any program can find is a case temp lol

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

thats actually a good indicator, believe it or not. A overworked PSU will raise the case temp up drastically, its one of the best ways to know if your overtasking a PSU.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

thats actually a good indicator, believe it or not. A overworked PSU will raise the case temp up drastically, its one of the best ways to know if your overtasking a PSU.


yea i probably should of payed more attention to it then before swapping CPUs lol I know that tinny no case fan thing gets warm tho. mostly on the top but the PSU is at the bottom.




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