|Ok so I was wondering whether or not this computer stands a chance. I bought it about a year ago at Wal-Mart as a computer for the wife, but since she's done with it I want to know if it's salvageable. |
So the board type is an EMCP61M.
Socket: AM2 (940)
The current processor is an AMD Athlon Neo MV-28 (1.8GHz) designation AMD Athlon 2850e.
The computer currently has Windows 7 Home Premium (came installed) and it runs fantastic for average computing. I mean there is zero hang time on this thing. Everything just snaps up when I want it to. However, it can't handle bigger loads and before I go buying a PCI-E Video Card or upgrading the PSU I want to make sure this thing can handle a new CPU first. Maybe a low end dual core or something along those lines.
Is it upgradeable or should I try and dump it as soon as possible? I'm not a big fan of wasting things so I'll do my best within a reasonable budget to upgrade it so it can survive at least a little longer. Hell, I have an XPS M1530 that I'm currently fixing up.
Anyways, can it be upgrade and if so, with what?