Possible EMACHINES EL1333G-01 upgrades?

June 27, 2012 at 11:47:33
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon 2850 - 1.8GHZ / 1.75 GB Ram
How can i upgrade my emachine model EL1333G-01W so that i can run some PC games? I can not afford a new PC but i was hoping that the upgrades won't amount to a brand new one. I just want to run mainly RTS games and some MMORPGS. Nothing like Skyrim or MW3 on full quality settings.

I got this PC from walmart because my old one was just filled to the brim with viruses.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/eMachines...


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#1
June 27, 2012 at 11:52:43
Whats your budget?
First upgrade to dedicated graphics.

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#2
June 27, 2012 at 11:55:43
I wouldn't say i have a budget but if i had to cap it off i'd say 100 or less if possible.

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#3
June 27, 2012 at 12:15:32
And you will need to upgrade the 220W power supply to at least 400W.

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#4
June 27, 2012 at 12:27:30
A suggestion for the graphics card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

How many watts was the power supply in your old computer?

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#5
June 27, 2012 at 12:47:09
I'm not sure on my old one, and i have given it away. And i have no idea how to do ANYTHING on upgrading from the stuff needed to opening it and replacing it.

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#6
June 27, 2012 at 12:49:31
Google is your friend if you need help replacing/upgrading parts.

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#7
June 27, 2012 at 12:50:30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I'm not sure if i could install that on my computer.


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#8
June 27, 2012 at 12:58:52
It will fit, as long as its not a small form factor.

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#9
June 27, 2012 at 13:00:48
Ok that solves the power supply, althought i'm not sure of the small form factor, then what?

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#10
June 27, 2012 at 13:06:00
Small form factors are those thinner, flatter computers you will sometimes see in librarys and schools, you might be able to install a ATX (the one you found) power supply, how big is it compared to your old computer?

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#11
June 27, 2012 at 13:11:39
My current one smaller. How much exactly i do not know, I would say its 30 percent smaller. Compared to my old one

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#12
June 27, 2012 at 13:14:12
Its actually about the size of my original fat 40gb PS3 in terms of length and height.

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#13
June 27, 2012 at 13:20:40
Can you open the side door or not?

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#14
June 27, 2012 at 13:21:00
Side door?

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#15
June 27, 2012 at 13:24:41
On the actual computer there should be a removable side cover with two big screws on the back holding it down.
When facing the back of the computer it should be on the right.

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#16
June 27, 2012 at 13:26:11
The EL1333G-01 IS a small form factor tower - it's only 3.9" wide.

Any video card you get for it has to have (a) Low profile bracket(s) (shorter) for it, or both that (those) and a regular bracket (higher).

It has an oddball very small sized power supply.
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I searched for replacements for it, but the highest wattage capacity I've found so far for it is 250 watts.
E.g.
The following product(s) are recommended based on the information you provided for Emachine EL1333G.
http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/pow...

http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/250...


A regular sized power supply will NOT physically fit inside the case, although if you don't mind it being outside the case, you couild use one, if you make a hole in the case for it's wire bundle or leave the side panel off the case. .

I found no iinfo that indicates it has a PCI-E X16 slot, so I searched for the motherboard for it and found that it has one PCI-E X1slot and one PCI-E X16 slot (no PCI slots)

Printed on the mboard : MB DA061/087L - it's also used in some Acer models.

There are two generic manuals in the downloads for the EL1333G series on the Emachines web site.


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#17
June 27, 2012 at 13:28:41
i can't open it right at this moment but it appears so.

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#18
June 27, 2012 at 13:34:01
Ah, that creates alot of limitations, so it needs a specific power supply and a half height graphics card.

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#19
June 27, 2012 at 13:35:35
It will be a little harder to find components for SFFs as they use smaller sized parts.

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#20
June 27, 2012 at 13:36:34
So, is it possible for me to upgrade it to where i can handle some PC games? If not then thats that.

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#21
June 27, 2012 at 13:42:13
What type of connection do you use to connect your computer to the monitor (HDMI, VGA.etc).

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#22
June 27, 2012 at 13:45:42
I use a VGA cable to hook them up.

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#23
June 27, 2012 at 13:49:02
I hope since its SFF, things aren't gonna get expensive.

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#24
June 27, 2012 at 13:53:44
The motherboard - can zoom in on the picture:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/eMachines-E...

Printed on the mboard : MB DA061/087L - it's also used in some Acer models.

Here's some examples of PCI-E X16 video cards that work in a Shuttle XPC system, which also has an oddball tiny power supply, with a 250 watt capacity PS

http://global.shuttle.com/products/...

Click on the Support List tab, then the Graphics card Support tab

However, to make sure they'll work with a 220 watt power supply...

Your power supply must have at least the minimum 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, OR, if the max total amperage or watts at +12 v is stated, go by that instead (max watts at +12 v divided by 12 = the max amperage at 12 v).


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#25
June 27, 2012 at 14:05:39
~Theres this - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

You can get a DVI to VGA connector here- http://www.amazon.com/Syba-Connectl...

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#26
June 27, 2012 at 14:20:40
Geforce GT 520

Requirements
Minimum of a 300 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amps.)

Your computer may not even boot with that installed - if it does, the power supply will probably fail eventually because it's being overloaded.

Try looking up the power requirements of cards on the web that have the same video chipsets as on the Shuttle graphics card list.


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#27
June 27, 2012 at 14:23:12
To Tubes and wires, minimum of 300W, Lumilite's power supply is 220W, around 10-14 AMPs on the 12v rail, BIG difference, not enough power.

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#28
June 27, 2012 at 16:04:27
The GT 520 is an HTPC card & a low end entry level one at that.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4380/...

If you're going to try to turn this thing into a gamer, you need to upgrade the power supply, install a GAMING video card (low profile), & add more RAM. Personally, I think it's a waste of money due to the small form factor, weak CPU, & outdated GF6150/nF4 chipset (circa 2004).


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#29
June 27, 2012 at 20:49:46
This is probably the same power supply.

Cpu Power Supply
http://greensboro.craigslist.org/sy...

I downloaded the picture with the label and looked at it in Windows - 14 amps @ 12v


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