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|Hello Fellow Emachiners. ET1331G-05W; Just some updates.|
|Topic Started: May 1 2012, 03:00 AM (579 Views)|
|djpoptart92||May 1 2012, 03:00 AM Post #1|
My names Jay, but you can call me DJPop. I was just doing some research on this ole Emachine I bought at Wally World(Wal-Mart) two years ago, to see what I can do as far as upgrades.
I noticed on the section for Motherboards Used In "EL", "ET", eOne/eTower/eMonster Series - North American Models, the motherboard for my model isn't listed. Well its the same as the others, MCP61PM-GM Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+.
The specs I got from Gateway (who I guess makes eMachines) stated that the CPU can go as high as 89 watts. But the specs also state that the maximum amount of memory to be 4GB. Thats false. I have installed 8GB DDR2 total in mine, and its working peachy which I see is noted on the section regarding this motherboard here on this website. Here is what I have done to my eMachine so far:
Upgraded the stock DDR2 Ram to 8GB (stock was 4GB)
Added a Blu-Ray burner
Added a new video card: Sparkle GeForce 8400 GS 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Video Card (Disabled the onboard video)
Added a second hard drive: Western Digital AV-GP WD30EURS 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Things I want to do to my eMachine:
1. Get a new PC Case so I can add more hard drives and have better ventilation. The stock eMachine case has one lousy fan in it. It gets mighty warm in there.
2. Upgrade my CPU. The stock CPU is an AMD Athlon X2 250 running at 1.6Ghz. I would like to upgrade to either a AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz Socket AM3 80W - Which is about all the motherboard can handle. I want a quad core, but they don't make them under 89watts.
And, well thats it. theres not much you can do with the stock eMachine case, thats next to upgrade.
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