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Old 02-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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i have an e machine desktop that has a 1.6 processor. i want to something closer to the 3.0 to 3.5 range. is it plausible or even possible to change the motherboard and/or processor to achieve this.? as it is the speed is the only thing i'm not happy with with this computer.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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Well, I've been an eMachine owner for the past 12 years, and I will say that you'd be better off building an entirely new computer. It'd be a lot cheaper than trying to upgrade what you have now.

I still have an eMachine - The only original parts are the Pentium D Dual Core 3.0 gHz processor and the motherboard. All the specs are listed in my sig. I've spent a lot of money upgrading it to where it is now, and it runs pretty good. Next machine I get, though, I'm building.

But if you still want to upgrade, then we'd need to know more specifics. Example: motherboard model number, processor socket type, case form factor, etc..

It IS possible to make an eMachines rig a good one - I've done it five times in the past - but it is horrendously expensive.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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can you let us know what model of e machine you have so we can advise you, My guess is that you can put a new motherboard in it
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:48 AM   #4
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its a bone stock el1200-06w. has an amd athelon 64 processor.

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its a bone stock el1200-06w. has an amd athelon 64 processor.
i should probably note that it's not a purpose specific machine just general home use. i do have one game i play regularly and the newest upgrade requires a processor closer to 3Ghz. i could get probably get away with something around 2.8.
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