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eMachines EL1210-09 CPU upgrade options

Q: eMachines EL1210-09 CPU upgrade options

I have a eMachines EL1210-09 and I was wondering what CPU upgrades are available for it. I do not have very much info. about the computer itself. If you could give me a few options that would be great! Also I am a new member so please for give my mistake as I am still trying to figure everything out. Thanks

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A: eMachines EL1210-09 CPU upgrade options

Following are the specifications for the eMachines® EL1210 desktop series.

eMachines EL1210-09 Desktop PC Athlon LE-1620(2.4GHz) 2GB DDR2 160GB HDD Capacity NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Windows Vista Home Premium

Socket AM2 Energy Efficient / 65nm SOI _ LE-1620 _ 2.4GHz _ 1MB _ 45W





AMD® Athlon? X2 processor (45 W max)
AMD Athlon processor
AMD Sempron? processorClick to expand...

I'm afraid I don't know enough about the tech to suggest a CPU.
All I can tell you is that the AM2 socket was used in that model.
I wish you luck in your search.

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A:EMachines EL1210-09 GPU upgrade options

On an SFF system with a 220w PSU your video card options are going to be rather limited.

Here are some recommendations:
ECS NGT430C-1GQR-F GeForce GT 430 = $57 ($37 after rebate)
ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP) GeForce GT 430 = $60


A Geforce 430 is about the max you can go with that PSU. Make sure that any card you get has a fan since that SFF case gets pretty hot and doesn't have great airflow so a fan less card will likely bake in there.
 

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A:Upgrade options ..eMachines T6000

Can you include some details on the PSU?

I went through much the same situation with this old HP I used to have. I popped in a Geforce 5200 in 2004, it worked fine for a while, and began to lag behind. I seriously considered upgrading it, but I figured I could get the cash to build a new rig.

As for my amateur advice, I would say build early. Wait until DX10 crests on the market, and some good, mid-level cards with support come out (don't splurge for the 8800, in a few years they won't even be average-performance cards). So that'd be about 5 months.

If you can't stand it until then, I would recommend just a moderate upgrade. Nvidia is selling off some old AGP cards- 6800's and whatnot, which would get you decent performance to tide you over until you build a new system.

Also, nothing you buy is going to be even moderately effective if you keep that RAM the way it is. 512 MB is not too much of an upgrade, and with the oh-so-common PC3200 standard waning it's especially cheap right now. You can get 512 MB budget memory for anywhere from 30-70 dollars, depending on whether you do it online or not.

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A:Emachines upgrade?

Bear in mind , e-machines are made cheaply to sell cheaply. While you might be able to upgrade the CPU, the other components would probably bottleneck. In short, it probably isn't worth it. You might be able to add some ram, but I really wouldn't waste the money on a cheap budget computer like e machines. If you haven't already done so - replace the PSU - emachines are notorious for blowing PSUs which in turn take out the mobo.
 

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Thank you!
 
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Hello, First could you check the "System model" by using System information (msconfig32.exe)?

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Thank you!
 
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A:eMachines EL1850 CPU Upgrade

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A:eMachines EL1850-01e Want to upgrade CPU

Hello, Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.

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Any help Appreciated.
 

A:eMachines EL1333G-01w CPU Upgrade

Some more information on this issue:

The BIOS is Phoenix-Award version P01-A4. It has a release date of 12/17/2009. I checked around and as far as I could make out that's the latest for this machine. The BIOS does run. everything looks normal at that stage.

I make a bootdisk with this ISO "X17-59465.iso" and tried to boot from that. it loads files, then comes up with the "Starting Windows" screen but that's as far as it gets.....it just hangs on that screen

If I pop the 2850e CPU that was originally in it back in it behaves normally. Evidence is that the 6650e is running ie its not DOA.

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A:eMachines EL1850-01e Want to upgrade CPU

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A:Upgrade an eMachines w1640 CPU

Like the old timer replied, when the young stranger asked him for directions, "you can't get there from here, son".

Junior, this baby is so old, it's surprising that the motherboard hasn't blown up yet. The support and spec page: http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=W Series&model=W1640

Start saving your money for a new machine.

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A:Upgrade motherboard in emachines pc

Normally when you swap MB's it would be best to re-install windows , Drivers etc.XP may make you re.register because of the significant hardware change.
There are many other drivers than just the IDE controller to consider.
Also Emachines are not the most upgrade friendly.I would first go to their Web and see what they support for this upgrade.
Let us know what you learn their.
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specs...

oh and btw here are my specs:

CPU: Intel® Celeron® D Processor 352
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Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP2

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A:Upgrade CPU - eMachines T3638 w/Celeron 420

SSD for overall increase. But that won't do anything for gaming. I'd say your CPU needs an upgrade more than your GPU, but that runs into a couple more questions - I have no idea what that board supports other than LGA 775, for example, could you put a Core2Quad in it? The other question is what resolution are the monitors they are using? If you do another GPU upgrade you'll likely need a PSU upgrade as well...

Unfortunately for you (and for my desktop) DDR2 ram isn't very cheap compared to DDR3.

What is your budget? Perhaps recycling case, kb, mouse, monitor, possibly psu but doubtful, you could end up building new systems. I know you didn't want to do a new motherboard, but if we have a budget to work with that would help.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-cpu-emachines-t3638-w-celeron-420.174245/
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A:Upgrade to emachines; clone won't boot.

If you have a new HDD, take out what came with emachine and install the new one in it's place. Now you'll need to have Windows XP Pro CD handy to create a new OS and install. That old HDD can be use as a slave drive to access your old data.

Well that's one way to get pass things that don't want to work right...
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-to-emachines-clone-wont-boot.63743/
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A:Emachines T2460 video upgrade

You might not need to update the bios. Some newer motherboards can automatically disable the onboard if they detect an add in video card. Try it and see if it works.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/emachines-t2460-video-upgrade.48880/
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A:EMachines T5026 upgrade suggestions please

do you have a budget? if so what is it?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/emachines-t5026-upgrade-suggestions-please.94206/
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A:ram upgrade eMachines g525-332G25Mikk

Hello, This model use DDR3 memory (LX.N840C.003).Here are the original memory modules:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.2GB04.015SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (MICRON)KN.2GB0B.012SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (SAMSUNG)KN.2GB0G.014SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (HYNIX)KN.2GB04.015SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (MICRON)KN.2GB0B.012SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (SAMSUNG)KN.2GB0G.014SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (HYNIX)You'll find the brand part number on the webpages.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Gateway-eMachines-and-Packard/ram-upgrade-eMachines-g525-332G25Mikk/td-p/377068/jump-to/first-unread-message
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I cannot find any upgrade info from emachine/gateway on your system. Honestly emachine uses very low end parts and I highly doubt it is going to support a 4core cpu like a 9850. IMO if you want a better/faster system, your money would be much better invested in a refurbished dell. Generally you can pick one up for $200 or so with 4gig of ram and a modern cpu AND the system can be upgraded to win10. BTW win10 is NOT a supported os for your current system as per the support page for your system.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/revisiting-emachines-el1333g-01w-cpu-upgrade-help-please.1171963/
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A:Emachines power supply upgrade

Check and make sure all the connectors are the same as the ones you have

I'm not certain if the image above is what you have but I'm thinking it is.

Image above looks to have:

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1x 4pin (P4)

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/emachines-power-supply-upgrade.216503/
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Thanks in advance.
 

A:Upgrade eMachines 770 Graphics Card & RAM

This post on the emachine upgraders forum might be useful:

http://s8.zetaboards.com/emachineupgraders/topic/41857/1/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-emachines-770-graphics-card-ram.1075494/
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RAM: 3.00 GB
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A:Emachines D525 processor upgrade

You can change your hd for ssd at least 100 GB . Buy a case for external HD, and use the original hd of her machine, as the same external hd . replace the memory of 1 GB for a 2 GB . Your D525 will be very fast.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/emachines-d525-processor-upgrade.167686/
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emachine T1440
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A:Emachines T1440 Memory Upgrade

I'd check with the user's manual. Some boards require the same amount of ram of each stick.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/emachines-t1440-memory-upgrade.315138/
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A:ram upgrade eMachines g525-332G25Mikk

Hello, This model use DDR3 memory (LX.N840C.003).Here are the original memory modules:Spoiler (Highlight to read)KN.2GB04.015SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (MICRON)KN.2GB0B.012SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (SAMSUNG)KN.2GB0G.014SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (HYNIX)KN.2GB04.015SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (MICRON)KN.2GB0B.012SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (SAMSUNG)KN.2GB0G.014SODIMM.2GB.DDR3-1066 (HYNIX)You'll find the brand part number on the webpages.

http://community.acer.com/t5/Gateway-eMachines-and-Packard/ram-upgrade-eMachines-g525-332G25Mikk/td-p/377068
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A:Video card upgrade for Emachines T3152

The key question on upgrading the video card is how powerful is the PSU. Please provide the make and model number of it and the total wattage and how many volts on the 12v leg. If you are not sure how to do this or what I am asking for, take a look at this page - about half way down.

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http://www.upgradevideocards.com/nongaming.html

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/video-card-upgrade-for-emachines-t3152.168936/
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it still has the original emachines BIOS

anyway help would be appriciated

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A:[Q] cpu upgrade for eMachines w3619 w/ ECS 945gct-m3 motherbord

Hello CM Mate I don' think you are going to make that CPU speed mate as the CPU support on that boards site http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=719&MenuID=1&LanID=0

only lists up to that 2.93Ghz dual core the Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 (B2) now having spent a bit of time rehashing such machines some of these older cores can be quite hard to find and expensive at that I recently tried to find Q5500 quad and it was more than a current i7!

Personally that E4700 looks the go for what you want.

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Plus going to larger and better things you might have to look at testing the PSU to see if it will cope!

But specs first ok?
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/279373-q-cpu-upgrade-emachines-w3619-w-ecs-945gct-m3-motherbord.html
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A:EMachines T2882 Graphics Upgrade Question [Dire Need of Help]

get a program like Everest and look at your motherboard make/model then search their website for compatible hardware.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/emachines-t2882-graphics-upgrade-question-dire-need-of-help.53308/
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A:Other options for ram upgrade

here is a set it's not the same set but a little cheaper but same specs. Hope it helps

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA160B - Newegg.com

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/352677-other-options-ram-upgrade.html
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A:Upgrade Options

Hi Dobbies,

It can upgrade either one, but you will only be able to choose one of them to upgrade since it can only be installed on one computer at a time to be able to activate it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/135322-upgrade-options.html
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A:upgrade options?

Why not dual-boot XP with 7 instead? That way, he can choose either XP or 7 to boot.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-options.1121459/
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A:Upgrade options?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-options.177736/
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A:Upgrade Options

Overclock your Ti4200. You should be able to get Ti4600 speeds without problems. That should boost your 3dmark score a bit. Other than that your PC should pretty much run anything out there. If you are looking to upgrade your video card in the near future then don't get an older Directx8 compatible card. Get FX or Radeon 9700 Pro or one of the lower Radeons like the 9500. Other than that a faster processor would improve matters but for the moment you shouldn't really need it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-options.4109/
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Do I need to get a new motherboard if I wanted to get a new processor with more power e.g. more than 1ghz?

Could I replace it with a P4 or would I need a new MB?

Is it possible to take my old one out and put a new one in just like my RAM and HDD?

Thanks.
 

A:Upgrade Options

If it is a Packard Hell then the motherboard and most of the components will be proprietary. This means that standard ATX power supplys, and motherboards will not fit into the case. You will have to upgrade since a PIV will not fit in that motherboard. If you are planning on going that far just get new everything. You can still use the hard drives and video card (if it is in a slot and not integrated) in the new PC.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-options.217984/
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A:PSU and GPU Upgrade Options

I have built two boxes using Rosewill psu's, they have been fine. Newegg has a 30 return as long as you have all the original packaging. As far as the gpu's I would go with the Ti Boost model.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/311349-psu-gpu-upgrade-options.html
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How would I go about a good UPGRADE.

Look forward to hearing sudjestions

regards Cracking

 

A:Upgrade Options

What graphics are you going to be doing? upgrading your PC won't be a cheap excercise.

You going to have to replace most of your hardware, If you want a faster chip, you need a newer mobo, which would need minimum of a 300W PSU and the board won't support SD RAM which I'm sure you have ATM you would need to get DDR Ram.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-options.37789/
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~joey~
 

A:upgrade options...

If you are looking to upgrade from Office Pro XP, your current upgrade options are Office Pro 2003 and Office Pro 2007. You're looking at about $400 if you find a good deal on it. I would recommend taking a look at the features of 2007. It would have a much greater learning curve compared to 2003, as it has been completely redesigned. The new features and new layout do a number on increasing productivity once you learn where all the features are located. I wouldn't recommend making the upgrade from XP to 2003, as there is not a whole lot of difference between them (it would be hard to justify the $400+).

-Josh
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-options.657628/
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A:Upgrade options

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-options.73075/
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mem: 2gig ddr2
psu: winpower 600w
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thanks guys
leigh
 

A:Upgrade options

nothing to upgrade. Your system is OLD and your components are near the maximum for such an old system.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-options.116964/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hdd-protection-upgrade-options.864820/
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I also have a 'dying' (graphics chip needs 2nd reflow!)
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Can I swop the processors?
if not, to what can can I upgrade the T2400 processor?

Thanks for any ideas

A:Tecra M5 - CPU upgrade options

Update: Well I googled the chipset and discovered it is supposed to support T7600
I updated the bios to the latest (3.7)
I replaced the T2400 with the T7600 fired it up the computer and . . . . . nothing, zippo.
Very disappointing.

The good news however is that when I put the T2400 back everything worked ok!!.

So, are they really not compatible?
Is there something else I ought to have done?

Suggestions gratefully received

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?68644-Tecra-M5-CPU-upgrade-options
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A:Possible Installation/Upgrade Options

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MAIN CIRCUIT BOARD
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A:Processor Upgrade Options

G'day allstar 07, I don't know for sure but the 100 bus speed is your limiting factor as far as I know. This kind of makes a P3-600 about as far as your envelope reaches.
I would suggest it as not being a worthy adventure, maybe increasing RAM might help but your end product and expense becomes dubious.
Compaq stuff is not really helpful with technical help in upgrading.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/processor-upgrade-options.400859/
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A:Suggested upgrade options

Your system does not sound like it would work well for games and graphic software. I wouldn't recommend a Celeron processor for that type of work.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/suggested-upgrade-options.52009/
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A:Motherboard and CPU Upgrade Options

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A:512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

The x1 carbon gen 1 uses an SSD that is not the "normal" mSATA drive and is not M.2.  I have used an adapter like the one in your link (different brand) to allow the use of a different drive and it works fine.  The problem is that yours supports M.2 drives that are format 2242 (42mm long) but not the more common 2280 format cards.  I could find no adapters to work with 2280 drives, and it looks to me like there wouldn't be enough room anyway.  The only 512GB M.2 card I have seen in 2242 format is this one:
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I am not recommending a particular brand or seller.
 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/512-gb-SSD-upgrade-options-for-1st-gen-X1-Carbon/td-p/3270652
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www.novatech.co.uk:80/novatech/specpage.html?MBB-N43051

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Look forward to hearing

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A:Memory Upgrade Options for AMD

What has this to do with memory upgrades?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/memory-upgrade-options-for-amd.37941/
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A:Upgrade options for old Dell PC?

Just found these, starting from £299.98.

Are Zoostorm a company you are familiar with?

Do these look like decent setups?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-options-for-old-dell-pc.1051122/
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A:Qosmio X500 - RAM upgrade options

Can I upgrade to higher speed ram to 1600mhz?



If you would use two RAM modules with different speed, then the faster RAM i.e: 1600Mhz will be clocked down to the speed supported by 2nd RAM i.e 1066Mhz.
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A:Optiplex 790 - Processor upgrade options

Hello,
Optiplex 790 has a Intel Q65 Express Chipset and supports Sandy Bridge (2nd Generation i3, 2nd Generation i5 and 2nd Generation i7). The system was tested and shipped with 2 kinds of i7 processors. 1. Intel Core i7 2600 / 3.40GHz.2. Intel Core i7 2600S / 2.80GHz.According to the system specification, I would like to say that the system should be compatible with Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHzTurbo) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000.Please write back if you have any further queries.  

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Windows blog link

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A:Windows 8.0 upgrade options to 8.1 after April 8th

That sounds about right. Microsoft have updates all their Windows 8.1 ISO images to now include update 1. It would make sense that the Store 8.1 Update would now include update 1

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A:Dell Inspiron 530 upgrade options

I suggest an SSD boot drive and a Sapphire 6450 video card rather than a new motherboard. The IO shield of the 530 is non-removable, so you'd have to modify the chassis to fit a different motherboard. And, Socket 775 is long obsolete, so there are no modern choices available (with features like SATA 3 and USB 3).

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19974269
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A:Options to upgrade IdeaPad 700 battery?

Hi Lazy,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
As per the datasheet, your laptop comes with 4 Cell 60 WHr. The IdeaPad Y700 (Y700-15ISK) has 5 hours of battery life. This laptop has great battery life by gaming laptop standards. However, do not expect it to last a good portion of the day without having to be plugged in.The laptop is compactible to replace battery if it Lenovo battery from 4 cell to 6 cell.
 
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Shashi
 
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Case

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A:Good combo?! - Upgrade options.

MSI makes EXCELLENT motherboards. That combination is a great one. I would consider going with an E6600 CPU though.
 

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A:Latitude E6540 Ram upgrade options

Hello MattRelouw,
Maximum Memory supported by Dell Latitude E6540 is 16GB and was never tested with 32GB. However, as 4th Gen Mobile CPU's supports up to 32GB memory, the system might support 32GB memory. Any branded memory should do.
**NOTE: Completely based upon user's discretion.

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Hi, No, you can't add any video card to your machine. No where to add. Regards.

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A:Pavilion Elite HPE-380t cpu upgrade options?

@mpjbay?, welcome to the forum. Here are the only processor upgrades that are supported by the motherboard and HP: TDP: 130WMotherboard supports the following processor upgrades:Intel Core i7 9xx series (Bloomfield, includes Extreme Edition) The TDP is very important when choosing a processor upgrade. These are the options that you had to choose from when you bought the computer: Must select one of the following options:Core-i7-930 (B) (130W)Core-i7-950 (B) (130W)Core-i7-960 (B) (130W)Core-i7-975EE (B) (130W)Core-i7-980X-EE (G) (130W) Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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thanks!
 

A:Dell Dimension e521 upgrade options?

If it's over 5 years old I would forget trying to upgrade it.
Standards and component fitting-types have changed since then, so much of what you would need to fit the existing motherboard is no longer being manufactured or stocked, warehouses have been cleared to make room for the new generation of upgrade components which won't fit a 5-year old motherboard.

Having a new motherboard fitted into to the existing case, then having new components fitted to that, whilst physically possible does not economic sense. The cost would be something approaching that of a new PC unless you bought the necessary parts and did all the work yourself. The bottom line is that a new PC would make much more sense.
 

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A:Looking at pci-e video card (or other options) for gaming upgrade

I think AGP version 3.0 is 8x AGP

I just looked up your mother board you do have pci-e
 

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A:Need to upgrade processor and/or graphics card. What are my options?

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