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Old 07-29-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Hey guys whats up i got a noob question i have an emachines t6522 amd64 3500+ athlon, 200gb and 1024mb. I am looking to upgrade the processor, will I have to upgrade the mother board if I do this? Also If someone could give me some good references that would be awesome! Thanks in advance for any help........
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yes i wouldnt upgrade that old of a computer
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Hey guys whats up i got a noob question i have an emachines t6522 amd64 3500+ athlon, 200gb and 1024mb. I am looking to upgrade the processor, will I have to upgrade the mother board if I do this? Also If someone could give me some good references that would be awesome! Thanks in advance for any help........
You will not be updating that emachines. Take it from me. Upgrading a pre-fabricated computer is, in almost all cases, completely impossible.

Additionally, that processor is almost 10 years old. The world has moved on from single-core, low clocked processors.

The only way to upgrade the processor is to buy a new motherboard, a new processor, new ram (old ram is probably slow and will bottleneck the new processor), a new GPU and you will need a new PSU to power all the new components.

All the new stuff won't fit in the old case so you have to get a new case as well.

Wait a second... seems like... the only way to upgrade is to build a new rig.
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Welcome to CF!

You can upgrade the CPU but like you already said, you will need a new motherboard as well. You'll most likely need some new RAM as well, what are you looking to spend on this?
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You can upgrade the CPU but like you already said, you will need a new motherboard as well. You'll most likely need some new RAM as well, what are you looking to spend on this?
I am willing to bet anything that his motherboard is AGP. He will need a new GPU and PSU and... see my above post.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:32 AM   #6
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I would suggest upgrading the Motherboard, click here and it's AMD's site and they can take you through a few steps and they can narrow a choice of motherboard for you. But that machine's old.
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I would suggest upgrading the Motherboard, click here and it's AMD's site and they can take you through a few steps and they can narrow a choice of motherboard for you. But that machine's old.
new motherboard means new ram new cpu just build new pc like thelis suggested
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wow so i guess im gonna be building from scratch well my budget was only $250 but i see im gonna have to do a lil bit of saving, I was thinking i was only gonna have to replace the mother board and processor but that was it. Reading your guys post i see otherwise!!! Thanks for the comments!
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We can give you a build, what do you use your computer for? It's going to be tight you may want to expand your budget.
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Here's good cheap build posted by Andrewolf that may be right up your alley
http://www.computerforums.org/showpo...46&postcount=2
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im using it for mainly gaming and surfing the net and music i could expand my budget to at least 600 but thats where i gotta stop. Any special ones you guys got in mind? Thanks for the comments!
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I am willing to bet anything that his motherboard is AGP. He will need a new GPU and PSU and... see my above post.
Yea we posted at the same time...
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:23 AM   #14
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I dont think i need a video card i bought a radeon hd 4350 for $70 at best buy so i can save money on the vid card and use it on the Os right? Cuz I didnt factor in at least $100 if not more for the OS... Also I have some friends tellin me that its not a good idea to build my own computer that it will be a hassle and theres the what ifs is it better to build this system as Vinman pointed out to me or just purchase an already built one with all the features already in place what should I do?
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Go and return the card, it's worth $30 if that.
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I would def buy the separate parts because your losing value if you buy a pc from store because the price are going to be higher due to the fact they built it for you. I would spend 600 on a build rather then buying from store because they will crap out in less then two years
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:53 AM   #17
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really, I had this emachines for at least 10years if not longer and only had to replace the HD I dont really think if you buy a computer outright from a store its gonna crap out in less than 2 years. You get a warranty and a already installed BIOS and OS with a previously built system, speaking of which I know nothing about the BIOS.
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