Emachine motherboard wmcp61m Compatibility wi

March 5, 2010 at 08:18:05
Specs: Windows 7, 2.7Ghz,2G DDR2 Ram,AMD tm Athlone cpu
Hi have a wmcp61m motherboard and i am in the process of transfering my emachine el 1200 to a bigger case .Do you kno If it will fit in a ATX case or any other tower

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March 5, 2010 at 13:46:19
Is THIS your board? It's out of a cheapie Walmart system & has almost zero upgradeability. Find a better project to play around with...this one is a waste of time.

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March 5, 2010 at 14:42:46
I do have AMD2.7Ghz tm athlone cpu ,2Gb DDR2 ram,320Gb hardrive,DVD writer labelflash,geforce 6150se nvidia intergrated graphics ,PCI-EX slot ,HD,5.1 audio onboard,5 usb 2.0 inputs. So i cant just add a bigger power supply and graphics card?So its not just the low 220w psu keeping me down?

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March 7, 2010 at 06:43:18
Is the motherboard I posted in response # 1 correct? If it is, there is no PCI-e x16 slot for a video card upgrade...all it has is a PCI-e x1 slot, so you can forget about installing a graphics card.

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March 7, 2010 at 06:50:36
Oh hell you are right,is there any way around this

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March 7, 2010 at 07:08:39
"is there any way around this"

You have three choices:

1. leave it as-is

2. upgrade the motherboard, power supply & video card (approx $150-200). You will also have to reinstall Windows. If you have a retail copy, you *should* be able to do a "repair install". If you have an eMachines restore disk, it will no longer work & you have have to come up with a *real* copy of Windows, then completely wipe the drive & start from scratch.

3. buy or build a new computer that uses standard parts & can be easily upgraded.

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March 7, 2010 at 07:14:35
Your mboard has a PCI-E X1 slot.
There are a limited number of PCI-E X1 video cards available.
However, installing one may not auto disable the onboard video.

"the low 220w psu "

It's probably a BESTEC power supply.
emachines desktop computers are well known to have el-cheapo power supplies that tend to fail more often than average, and when the power supply fails completely, they are a lot more likely than average to damage something else, often the mboard.

Your power supply must have at least the minumum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.
(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD ! )
If that info is not in the ad for the video card, you can go to the video card maker's web site and look up the specs for the model - often under system requirements - the minimum PS wattage, and, more important, the minimum amperage the PS must supply at 12v is stated. If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements. Some power supplies have two or more +12v ratings - in that case, add those ratings to determine the total +12v current capacity.

If you're a gamer..........
In most if not all cases, the max capacity rating of the PS is an intermittant rating. It's recommended that you do not load your PS to any more that 80% of that rating if you are going to be using something that puts a constant load on it, such as playing a recent game for hours on end. In that case, you multiply the min capacity stated for the system with the particular video chipset on the card by 1.25 to find the min. capacity of the PS you should get.

If you need to get a PS with more capacity, you can usually replace it with any decent standard sized standard ATX PS

Standard (PS/2) power supply size - 86mm high, 150mm wide, 140mm deep, or 3 3/8" h x 5 7/8" w x 5 1/2" d , or very close to that, though the depth can be more or less for some PSs.

Don't buy an el-cheapo PS.
See response 3 in this:

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March 7, 2010 at 07:26:17
Thanks for your help i think im just gona keep this pc for general use.How does playstation 3 graphics compare to a go od gaming pc

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March 7, 2010 at 08:25:22
Ps3's are a hell of a lot cheaper than a gaming pc. See what others say.

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March 21, 2010 at 12:43:31
Yes u can upgrade it. This motherboard can be transferred in into a full tower or mid tower case, you can always buy a pci-ex1 video card. like this one http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstation/graphics/ati-firemv-2d/2400-pcie/Pages/2400-pcie-specs.aspx, this mother board also supports AM2 and AM2+ socket processors, allowing you to upgrade to a AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X4 940 Quad-Core Black Edition 3.0GHz w/ 8MB Cache. and it can support up to 4 gbs of ram too :) GL

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March 21, 2010 at 13:30:46
Note what Jam said in response #5 note 2. A motherboard change will void the Emachines software.

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