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Topic Summary: would like to upgrade AMD processor
Created On: 01/12/2011 11:08 PM
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 01/12/2011 11:08 PM
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(.)(.)..hello ..i have a EL1352G-01w which im happy with except has an AMD 145... sempron ..socket AM3 (938)..2.8 GHZ ..MB version p01-01..chipset NVIDIA MCP61..revision A3..BIOS is upto date as well as all drivers ect..(.cpu usage runs to high for for my application). now after all that (which i dont't know if you needed or not).Is it possible to upgrade the processor to more efficent one or duel core..and if so could you help me with what i i am pretty old (63) and dont know a whole lot but im upgrading from my old pc which ive had 12 yrs and put all together myself from parts people threw away..any help for this old man would be greatfull...Tks airboat233

hello..i have an EL1352Gl-01w which im happy with except i would like to upgrade the AMD sempron 145.(cpu usage a little to high for my apps,RAM is fine)..?? is it possible to upgrade and stay single core or even duel..socket Am3 938. MB ver.P01-1..CS ven NVIDA MCP61 Rev A3. BIOs is upto date.any help much app.tks jerry

Edited: 01/13/2011 at 06:53 AM by airboat233
 05/14/2011 11:42 PM
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Yep, you should be able to upgrade the CPU.

However, that said, here are the limitations. First, power. That particular PC has a limited power supply, (220 watts if my
memory serves). The Sempron 145 2.8Ghz, is a 45 watt part. So I personally would stick to similar parts. At most, a 65
watt part. But, if you put in a PCIe x16 graphics card, then sticking with a 45 watt CPU would be a safer bet.

Next is cooling. That PC, (which I just picked one up last week), does not have a system fan, just CPU fan. Can't tell if
the power supply has a fan. Anyway, just keep that in mind if you up the wattage power of the CPU. A CPU fan upgrade
may not hurt, and may help, (though may increase the noise).

So, their are some nice 45 watt Athlons that meet these requirements;

Athlon II x4 615e 2.5Ghz
Athlon II x4 620e 2.7Ghz (my first choice)
Athlon II x2 250e 3.0Ghz
Athlon II x2 255e 3.1Ghz (my second choice)

In the 65 watt range, (which I would not recommend due to this particular PCs limited power supply);

Athlon II x4 910e 2.6Ghz
Athlon II x2 B28 3.3Ghz

Arwen Evenstar
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 08/27/2011 05:15 PM
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You have an emachines OEM, I dont know what motherboard they have in that but its AM3.
Get either an Athlon II X3 dualcore or look for a low power quadcore.
Dont get any cpu above 95W TDP because your motherboard may not support it.
SM Residences

CPU: Phenom II X4 B55 3.3 Ghz
Motherboard: ECS MCP61M-M3
Graphics Card: Sapphire HD5670
Memory: 4GB Kingston DDR3 1333

Edited: 10/21/2011 at 02:11 PM by edalbkrad
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