eMachines EMCP61M

April 27, 2011 at 20:26:03
Specs: Windows 7, 1.8GHz/2GB DDR2
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?

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April 27, 2011 at 21:11:44
Bigger loads....Games or number crunching??? In general, I would say buy a better video card if it's a gaming issue or add more system ram. The trouble is; for good results I would get a better motherboard, that could run a better chip, and faster ram etc. So to just replace the chip will improve performance, but, you may be as far ahead adding more ram or the vid card....when does this bog down??? It's like buying a racing engine, but you leave the street tires on the car.

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April 27, 2011 at 21:22:02
Gaming. Not high-end like Black ops or anything like that, but maybe Starcraft 2 or games of the like.

Mainly when I run C&C Generals on a 1v8 map that it gets really bad, or when the game spans too long it'll start acting up. I know C&C generals isn't that bad of a resource eater but the computer takes it pretty ok.

I would upgrade the mobo but the tower is mini, and I'm not in the mood to pay extra for a smaller, but good quality, mobo. So you think, as far as upgrading the CPU goes, that it's not that wise an idea?

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April 28, 2011 at 05:06:02
Are you sure about that motherboard model? Could it be MCP61MP?

I'm guessing this is your system:



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April 28, 2011 at 11:27:29
No, it's an eMachines EL1320-02c. The tower in the second picture looks similar but that's not it.

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April 28, 2011 at 13:43:33
"No, it's an eMachines EL1320-02c"

OK, why didn't you say so right from the start instead of making us have to guess?

Is this your board?


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April 28, 2011 at 21:01:23
Theres no need to be rude. I posted the name of the board, and the chip. I assumed that would have been enough information but then again I wouldn't be here if I knew.

But yes, that is it.

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