Originally Posted by DThePCNz
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.