Solved whats the best processor i can use on my et1331g 05w

September 6, 2014 at 07:36:47
Specs: Windows 7
It currently has an AMD II 2x 1.6 250u. The Board supports AM2 but I dont know about the nm or wattage limitations. Please help.

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September 7, 2014 at 07:03:55
Not very good with the specs. What's the make/model of the graphics card? 2GB means nothing. It's the GPU & type of memory used on the card that matters. For instance, on cards using the same GPU, 1GB GDDR5/128-bit will mop the floor with 2GB DDR3/64-bit. If you have a 2GB DDR3/64-bit card, try turning down the game settings & game resolution to reduce the lag.

And telling us you have a 600W PSU means next to nothing. Is it a quality name brand unit or a generic cheapie? Efficiency rating of 80 plus? Single +12v rail of at least 30A? Active PFC?

And lastly, AMD doesn't use a FSB & hasn't in over 10 years ago. It uses the HyperTransport bus. On your system, the HT bus runs at 1000MHz (2000MHz DDR). Assuming you have DDR2-800, the memory bus runs at 400MHz, but that can vary depending on the CPU multiplier.

Anyhow, eMachines/Gateway/Acer (they're one & the same) put the 89W limit on that board for a reason, probably due to the quality of the VRM (voltage regulator module). I can see a 125W CPU being a problem, I'm not sure about a 95W CPU, but it might overload the VRM & fry the board. Also, it might not be properly recognized due the CPU ID data not being included in the BIOS. It's an outdated system anyway so no great loss if it fries, it will give you an excuse to build a decent gaming rig.



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September 6, 2014 at 09:17:52
You need to find the exact model number of your board, it's likely a version of the MCP61PM-GM, like this one:

http://www.ascendtech.us/emachines-...

It appears the max CPU wattage is 89W. What's the purpose of the CPU upgrade? Have you upgraded anything else, like the RAM, graphics card, or power supply?


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September 6, 2014 at 20:10:20
i play World of Warcraft and i have been experiencing lag lately. i have 6g ram and a 2g graphics card and 600W PSU but processor speed is holding me back. Today i bought a AMD II 2.8Ghz dual core processor on ebay. the board is AM2 and the new processor is AM2+. its 95 watts. Both the board and the new processor are 800mhz FSB.

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September 6, 2014 at 20:14:22
What would happen if i tried to use a 95w processor when it says max is 89w? A couple of my tech buddies are saying it wont matter. I was thinking it has a limit for a reason.

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September 7, 2014 at 07:03:55
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Not very good with the specs. What's the make/model of the graphics card? 2GB means nothing. It's the GPU & type of memory used on the card that matters. For instance, on cards using the same GPU, 1GB GDDR5/128-bit will mop the floor with 2GB DDR3/64-bit. If you have a 2GB DDR3/64-bit card, try turning down the game settings & game resolution to reduce the lag.

And telling us you have a 600W PSU means next to nothing. Is it a quality name brand unit or a generic cheapie? Efficiency rating of 80 plus? Single +12v rail of at least 30A? Active PFC?

And lastly, AMD doesn't use a FSB & hasn't in over 10 years ago. It uses the HyperTransport bus. On your system, the HT bus runs at 1000MHz (2000MHz DDR). Assuming you have DDR2-800, the memory bus runs at 400MHz, but that can vary depending on the CPU multiplier.

Anyhow, eMachines/Gateway/Acer (they're one & the same) put the 89W limit on that board for a reason, probably due to the quality of the VRM (voltage regulator module). I can see a 125W CPU being a problem, I'm not sure about a 95W CPU, but it might overload the VRM & fry the board. Also, it might not be properly recognized due the CPU ID data not being included in the BIOS. It's an outdated system anyway so no great loss if it fries, it will give you an excuse to build a decent gaming rig.


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September 8, 2014 at 16:50:21
I agree. If it fries then i have no other option. I'll get a new one : )
Thank you very much for the help.

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