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I have an eMachines T3642 and need to know if I can change the processor

Q: I have an eMachines T3642 and need to know if I can change the processor

Please let me know I like the amd brand and cant afford much but would like to make it better if I can and if I can change it what can I put in it the mother board is a MCP61SM2MA gateway is the manufaturer bios name is phoenix-award workstation bios v6.00pg the processor is a AMD Athlon (tm) 64 Processor 4000+ the CPU id is AMD64 family 15 Model 95 stepping 3 the socket designation is a socket AM2 if you need any more let me know

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A: I have an eMachines T3642 and need to know if I can change the processor

Is it this motherboard you have? If so it shows a few CPU's that are dual core you could use.
Foxconn MCP61SM2MA-ERS2H processor support

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A:Help identifying emachines T3642 mobo

The eMachines motherboards are usually copies made under license from the original manufacturer, but built by Tri-Gem of Korea.
I strongly recommend you return the eMachine, and get something reliable. It has the strongest, longest history of unreliability and early failure of any computer built since the Packard Bell. With a motherboard failure rate exceeding 50 percent in the first 2.5 years of ownership.
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A:eMachines T3642 turns on by itself stays on for awhile and then shuts down

Do you see anything like this on the motherboard?:
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A:Will "Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor" fit in my Emachines t3512?

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A:Can i change my processor

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Download and run SIW, it will tell you what your motherboard is so we can check what you can upgrade to
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A:Processor Change & Ram

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A:HP G61 511WM Processor Change?

Hi, Here is the list of supported processors (page 1-1) not many to choose. Regards.
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A:laptop processor change

Originally Posted by nostaw5

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A:Change Processor Speed

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A:change the processor of my laptop

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A:Is it possible to change or replace laptop processor

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A:Change Mobo and Processor without format ?

Quote: Originally Posted by ghost301

Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW.

Welcome to Win7Forums Ghost!

It is definately not true that you have to reinstall Windows with a MOBO/Processor change. 7 is smart enough to detect the processor and use it, the only issue might be the MOBO. 7 will more than likely load a default driver for it but you may want to load the manufacture version to make sure you can use all the features of it.

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A:Black screen with white cursor after processor change

Change CPU type, you need to Repair Windows first
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Backup (if possible)
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However, I've no concept of US prices there days so I'll leave it to some of the north american contingent to give you exact product suggestions.
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A:Replace motherboard with exact same model BUT change processor?

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A:running vista cant send my cv via word processor have to change to windows 97-2000

Hi, welcome to the board, and your question is ??????
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A:Extremely slow screen loads and extreme change in processor speed

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

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A:Getting a OS CD from eMachines

Hi -

The restore disks should install on a new HDD.

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Have you tried the recovery DVDs? I had similar situation with my HP system and used KillDisk to format the HDD, then used HP OEM recovery Vista x64 DVDs to re-install. All worked out just fine.

KillDisk -

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn -

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"Emachines" is a big place, so to speak. Perhaps you might share the model and specs with us.
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My friend has an eMachines T3256 which comes with stock 512MB DDR-400 (PC2700) RAM. He wants to upgrade to 1GB. Do you have any suggestions for what kind of RAM he should get?

A:Memory for eMachines

According to it can only take pc2700 to a maximum of 2 gig!!!!
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Heres what happened

I restarted my computer with the restore CD. Now my computer doesn't work. What now shows is a blue screen with this written on it:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternate.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete Contact your sytem
administrator or technical group for further assistance.

I hope there is someone out there that can help me. Heres some info on my comp: windows xp home edition. Please ask me if there is any other important info that would be helpful in solving this problem.

A:emachines C2280

oh nevermind... i found some threads in the forum concerning the same problem
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I have a emachines T3116, OS is XP Pro. I can't get any audio. I've tried 2 motherboards,checked BIOS,installed all the drivers I can find. I bought two boards off Ebay, so they could both be as bad as the original. Just would like your opinion.

Skinny Bob