Need to upgrade my computer

March 28, 2012 at 13:39:11
Specs: Windows 7
I would like to upgrade my graphics card, my PS, and my processor to a dual core. I have the emachines ET1331G-05w. I think i found a PS but i don't know if it will work with my computer.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... I read something about a PCI express slot or somthing like that on my MB. I just need help doing this Thank you

BTW i am upgrading so i can play world of warcraft on higher settings.


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#1
March 28, 2012 at 13:45:27
Also would this proccesor work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#2
March 28, 2012 at 13:50:01
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

would this graphics card be suitable.


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#3
March 28, 2012 at 14:49:54
You apparently aren't familair with your system specs. You have an old socket AM2 system based on the even older Geforce 6150SE / nForce 430 chipset combo. Here's your motherboard:

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1...

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHER...

Obviously a socket FM1 CPU will NOT fit in a socket AM2. You need a socket AM2 CPU with a wattage rating of 89W or less.

The power supply is overkill. Corsair is a good brand, but you certainly don't need a 600W unit. This 430W unit will be more than enough plus it's only $17 after rebate & coupon code, but you only have one day to cash in on the deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The video card you chose will NOT work. PCIe version 2.1 cards are NOT backwards compatible with PCIe 1.x slots. Plus the HD 5450 is a home theater card, NOT a gaming card.

You need to completely rethink your upgrade plans.


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#4
March 28, 2012 at 14:55:28
I know lol thats why i came here cause ive done some research but i know it wasnt enough. do you know of any good gaming graphic cards that will go with this? also a proccesor? i dont mind spending around 200-300 on all the stuff i want i just want high end high quality stuff that will get me through Mists of pandaria and maybe 1 more expansion in world of warcraft.

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#5
March 28, 2012 at 15:12:49
Which CPU do you have now? And how much RAM?

Here's a couple of video cards that should work:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#6
March 28, 2012 at 15:21:11
I have 4 gig DDR2 memory

ANd i have a AMD Athlon II X2 250u dual-core processor

Thats what it says on a sticker right on the computer


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#7
March 28, 2012 at 15:24:24
Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
AMD athlon II X2 250u dual core processor
Nivida Geforce 6150SE intergrated
Dvd-super multi drive
750 GB HDD
4 GB DDR2 memory
Multi-in-one digital media manager

Everything on my computer word for word


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#8
March 28, 2012 at 15:35:39
I believe the Athlon II X2 250u is a socket AM3 CPU. You're going to have to do some searching to find which CPUs are compatible with your board.

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#9
March 28, 2012 at 15:40:51
so i need to find a socket AM3? or is this just a special case?

Also i found this website. Would the phenom be a good upgrade because on the site it said they were targeting gamers for that one.

ALso should i even worry about upgrading it? because the Wrath of the lich king expansion was minimum requirments of 1.3 Ghz and from where my Cpu puts out 3.0 ghz

http://www.impulsegamer.com/hardwar...


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#10
March 28, 2012 at 15:53:56
AMD made several sockets that were compatible with a number of different of CPUs - socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+. But the CPUs are not always interchangeable. If you had a retail motherboard, all you would have to do would is go to the board manufacturers website & look up the CPU support list. But you have an OEM board so finding a CPU support list (if there is one) is going to be difficult.

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#11
March 28, 2012 at 16:03:36
Sorry for the stupid question but what does OEM stad for?

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#12
March 28, 2012 at 16:05:42
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer.

In your case, the computer was made by Acer, aka Gateway, aka eMachines. They're all the same company. I don't know for sure who made the motherboard for them but it appears to be ECS/Elitegroup.


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#13
March 28, 2012 at 16:16:59
So im stuck with the CPU i have untill i find the OEM support list?

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#14
March 28, 2012 at 16:19:08
Open the case & find the model number on the board.

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#15
March 28, 2012 at 16:23:02
alright will do ill post my findings

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#16
March 28, 2012 at 16:35:07
Ok first off how do i open this computer up? i thought it was the screws on the back but the case aint moving so im stuck.... and its my own computer Lol!

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#17
March 28, 2012 at 16:39:50
Nevermind i figured it out.now there are several things on the MB but a name looking one looks like it is HT2000. idk if that is the name so please tell m where to look.

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#18
March 28, 2012 at 16:49:09
Have a look at this board, see the white paper label in the center?

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1...

Could this be it?

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1...


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#19
March 28, 2012 at 16:54:26
MCP61PM-GM

Its the same as the board your showing me


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#20
March 28, 2012 at 17:12:41
it looks just like http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1...

But its a different name


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#21
March 28, 2012 at 17:28:27
I found this board which is a dead match and has the same name just different colors on some things

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1...

Also on the site its saying the model computer i have gets 1.6 ghz but other places i read it says 3.0... could you clarify for me?


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#22
March 28, 2012 at 17:30:08
Notice the difference between the two boards I posted in response 18.

The 1st board has one PCIe x16 slot, two PCIe x1 slots, & only one standard PCI slot. The 2nd board has one PCIe x16 slot, only one PCIe x1 slot, & two standard PCI slots.


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#23
March 28, 2012 at 17:35:25
Read response 21 if you havent already


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#24
March 28, 2012 at 18:27:57
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/A...

found out i have a microprocessor and its sockets are AM2+ and AM3 so what kind of cpu do you think would work?


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#25
March 28, 2012 at 19:13:07
Im thinking about

http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/P...

It fits the power wattage and is in my price range


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#26
March 28, 2012 at 23:53:54
http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHER...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Both Acer/Gateway/emachines and HP use an OEM ECS board and both state AM2 up to 89W, but the 250U is indeed AM3 Regor Core:

http://products.amd.com/en-us/Deskt...

Confusion or what ????????????

Therefore any Regor Core should be compatible ? or is it ? and does the BIOS support 16x Multiplier ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...


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#27
March 29, 2012 at 05:06:49
All i know is next time i get a computer ima build it myself

But ive heard people upgrading to the AMD athlon 2 x2 250 dual core BUT i couldnt find that specific one so i chose the 260 and if it doesnt work ill just start saving up and put it into the computer i buy


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#28
March 29, 2012 at 05:49:35
http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/P...

Since this is the official amd shoping website im guessing when it says it takes 25 watts it means it? or is that to good to be true? Cause i found the 250 on the website but then i saw that and for 40 less watts and .4 more ghz i dont mind spending the extra 15 dollars on it i just want to make sure this isnt a typo cause ive read other places that its a 65watt and there its saying 25 watt


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#29
March 29, 2012 at 07:29:12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

According to link I posted it should be 65W, but is still below 89W

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#30
March 29, 2012 at 08:11:42
I googled and i got 65 watt BUT on the site it was 25 watt. ill just say its 65 watt

But here is my upgrade plan
http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/P...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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