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Unknowing victim of emachine, board replacement, socket 754/478

Q: Unknowing victim of emachine, board replacement, socket 754/478

Hello all , I'm new here , almost as new at poking around inside my computer , at this point its nothing lost nothing gained ..... I have read several hundred posts of others who also fell victim to these substandard machines .. An e machines label wont be on my desktop again ... even if its case is blotted out with whiteout ......... Anyway enough rant , I'm here for your help .. I have an model T6420 ... amd athlon .. failed power supply that took the motherboard with it , originally a 2.2 - 64 bit .... 1600Mhz ... 1gb (512x2) machine , msi 7207 MotherBoard ...... I have looked at options , and due to purpose or use of it I remain torn as to the best way to replace it.... seems Cputopia com , On Sale , has a motherboard , ( basic single core board , processor and processor fan for a bit over a hundred dollars , dependent on options selected .. they also have a box (case) , processor , board and power supply for around 200 + dependent upon how equipped.... while the power supply upgrade , is $14 at one page its $19 at another , No big deal about that ... Anyway .. my other option is to get a sole independent , board with the same socket as my oem processor /motherboard and reuse my Atlon Processor - HD - DVD-Cd ...and , new windows7.program . as such , Now the crux of the problem is... I have seen T6420"s listed here and elsewhere , as , having come from the factory equipped as ... socket and processor .. 754 ... as well as 478 ... How do I know or how can I tell .... which one I have ... I need to compare performance of the T6420 - socket? 754/478 ?.... to the Sempron3000 .. "its been suggested this Sempron also comes in a variety of speeds , and cores , some better , some worse than the Atlon , it is dependent on the encoded processor suffix) " .. No description of such , is available with the advertised , replacement board and case . at cputopia ... and I certainly don't ... want to go down or backward in speed or performance ...... There are no performance specs advertised with this ( Cputopia com ) replacement board , case ,cpu fan or other optional parts available .either .... essentially no sepec no matter what I buy of the sempron ...... All replys will be appreciated .... my budget doesnt give me room for errors ... do it once and do it right the first time ... wish I had been this cautious when I bought the emachine , but budget was not as bad as now ... come Halloween I'm gonna put lipstick on it put it outside , and call it a pig ...with a big emachine billboard ....................... Regards to all here , Leo

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A: Unknowing victim of emachine, board replacement, socket 754/478

Dude, get a grip. I know less about computers now than before I read your post.

I thought that socket 478 was Intel (Pentium Celeron), now I come to find out that it's AMD.

An AMD Sempron 3000 only comes in one speed, if it's another speed, then it has a different number.

All of the s*** you mention is beyond obsolete, so maybe it's time for a whole 'nuther computer. Please, I heartily suggest that you avoid attempting to build a machine, at least in your current state of mind.

I don't think that any of us here are really equipped to deal with the anxiety, angst, or incoherent and rambling thought patterns you have exhibited thus far, let alone what you're trying to pass off as sentence structure.

BTW, my Emachines T-5026 just reached its 5th birthday. If you'd like to check in and wish it many happy returns, (pun not intended), here's the link; http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic143315.html

I would argue that it is not really possible to be an "unknowing victim" of Emachines.

You bought it because it was cheap, cheap s*** breaks. So where's the surprise, the mystery, or the unpredictability?

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I have an Emachine T-3092 and need to replace mother board and CPU potentially due to a failure. Have not replace one before. Need to know suggested motherboard as I could not find it on E-Machine website. Thanks.
 

A:Emachine T3092 Mother Board Replacement

You will most likely end up replacing everything except the case. Any ATX or mini-ATX board should fit. How many PCI slots do you have now? 3? The power supply should be changed while your at it... Just deside what processor and memory you want to use, and select a motherboard that will run it.
 

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My Yoga S1 has contradictory, intermittent power issues that I'm trying to chase down. Culprits are bad power bric/cord/plug or power socket on mother board or power board that feeds into power button/led on. One day it blacked out and wouldn't restart to hard drive or windows stage. I did get an error code which I can't remember 5100 or 5500 poss?, that seemed to indicate the power board or ribbons to that needed replacement or re-attachment. So fiddled with it and it did fire up in windows all ok. Then ran out of power and died again. power button wouldn't light up. plugging in power unit did light up led as getting charge. Left it overnight and then it miraculously charged up. pushed power button light up twice then nothing. took out power board/detached ribbon, then it fired up to windows, fixed some hd errors and has been restarting without problems. Except now there is no plug showing on battery icon when plugged in. So not recharging but I'm sure the battery is good. And logically, the power brick and plug must be feeding electricity into laptop to get it to recharge enough to start up. So power socket and plug may be suspect with intermittent contact problems. Or the power board somehow is involved in this? I've ordered a new powerboard as easy screw in and cheap. My question about powerboard is does this control ability of plug to charge battery? power brick with new plug is next order from ebay. but the power socket, which see... Read more

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If so, I'd like to know what you use and how you like it. I've just purchased a Sapphire X1900XTX and will need a new motherboard but I want to keep the Athlon 64 3200+ that I'm running (I know the arguments to go with 939, but right now, this is what I'm going with).

I've looked at Asus, Abit and Biostar....leaning toward the first two.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Do Any of You Use a Socket 754 Board with PCI-E?

I would also tend to get an Asus, Abit or MSI before Biostar. Epox & Albatron also have PCI-e boards with a s754 interface but I've never used those.
 

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I am trying to locate a manualk that I may download ot get informnation on where I coonnect my cdrom. what I have is a "y" adapter that connects both cdrom/dvdroms to the same connector on my motherboard. I am not hearing anything from the cdrom.dvdrom. maybe I don't have the connection in the propee place. but when I attach a sound card in a pci slot I have sound. could some one please assist me. I have the drivers for the on board sound installed. What I have is the Micosoft media edition installed to seperate tracks and copy lp, and cassettes to my computer. what the Creative sound card does not have is the "stereo mixer" option. that is what I need to seperate downloaded fulll albums from the net,and seperate the tracks of the albums. and help with these issues would be greatly appreciated. email me with any inoformation you can assist me with
 

A:Need assistanve on emachine mother board

check the drives

Be sure that the drive at the top fo the IDE cable is set to "master" and the other (on the middle connector) is set to "slave." There are jumpers on the rear of each drive, and there should be letters engraved like: MA (master), SL (slave),CS (cable select), etc. Re-boot, and see if they are recognized properly.

Need more info on your sound card (model, etc.) to be able to help. And full system specs would be nice.


Welcome to Tech Spot!! :wave: :angel:
 

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Can't wait any longer as I've promised my old Abit NF7-S v2.0 board and overclocked 2100+ Tbred to someone at work for a reasonable price.

I'll probably change system again within a year (which this should last me) when BTX, DDR2 and PCI-e have matured.

Anyway the initial benchies I've seen with the 939 in single channel mode are quite on par with the larger cache 754 benchies.

Therefore I think I'm gonna get one of the following: (unless someone can suggest the best 754 board to get at the moment)

Abit KV8-Max 3
Asus K8VSE Deluxe
Epox 8HDA3+
Gigabyte GA-K8NNXP
MSI K8T Neo FIS2R

Recommendations please
 

A:Can't wait for 939, getting a socket 754 board. Which one???

That is quite odd as there is no Socket-939 Athlon64 with a SingleChannel memory controller scheduled ( & I've looked at the latest roadmaps ).

All Socket-939 chips will have a DualChannel memory controller & the only difference will be the L2 cache ( 512 for Athlon64 & 1MB for Athlon64-FX ) & so far the Athlon64-FX chips do not have a locked multiplier unlike the Athlon64.

If you're not too busy, have a read :

Generation Change: Eight Motherboards For The Athlon 64 @ Tomshardware

Socket754 Platform: 13 Mainboards Roundup @ Xbitlabs

If I should choose fro the boards you listed I would go for the Asus board ( but that's just me ). It's just a shame it doesn't have Gigabit ethernet which could certainly become very usefull in about a year.
 

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Hello all,

I have about 5 choices for motherboards here and all of them are within my budget. But all these mobos seem to have fairly the same reviews. So can you please help me decide? BTW I do plan to overclock my system.

- Gigabyte GA P55MUD3
- ASUS P7P55 D
- Intel DP55KG
- MSI P55 GD65
- Gigabyte GA P55M UD2

Thanks.
 

A:The Best LGA 1156 Socket board

Probably the MSI would offer the best all round feature set. All would offer basically the same stock performance.
I'm personally not a great fan of MSI, but that's because of personal experience with their P35/P45/680i and 780i boards. Haven't worked with a P55 based board as yet (too expensive in this part of the world) so as with the other choices I would seek out customer reviews as a basis for comparison in addition to published spec sheets and reviews.
 

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What's the best Motherboard out right now that is 478 socket compatible?

I *had* a ABIT IC7-G MAX II...but it didn't seem to work so now Im in the market for something else.

My signature shows what im running.
 

A:The best 478 Socket Gaming Board...

Intel D865perl mobo and a Intel P4 3.0E (Prescott) is what I have. The grand kids beat the hell out of it with games, no problems.
 

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My computer is no longer able to read all the RAM I have installed. I currently have 12GB's installed, but only 8GB is "usable." I've swapped out sticks, reseated the CPU, and checked the BIOS. The BIOS is only reading 8GB's. Taking another look at the CPU socket, I noticed a pin was not in place.

I called up EVGA and the Rep told me the RMA dept would have to look at it and depending on the extent of the damage they may have to charge me to fix it. Basically one pin looks out of place. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this, especially with EVGA. Do you guys think they'll charge me? I'd hate to send it off for two weeks just to get charged, especially considering it still works fine, just can't read more than 8GB's of memory. And if they do charge, would anyone know about how much it would be?
 

A:RMA'ing a board with a bad socket. Pls advise

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Hello,I bought USB/AUDIO Board (partnumber 792769-001) for my HP wich has a M.2 socket.Wich M.2 interface is provided by this board - SATA M.2, PCIe M.2 or USB M.2 ?Thanks in advance for answer.













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A:M.2 socket on USB/AUDIO Board

None of the above. The socket is only for a WWAN card (cellular broadband like Verizon).   For use in models with WWAN 792769-001 If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi all,

I want to buy an AMD Socket A MSI 6570E motherboard, so I downloaded the manual.

It has a ?Live BIOS Update? feature that accesses the web, but the manual doesn?t say if it updates the BIOS while you are online. Does anyone know if the BIOS is updated so that you don?t have to use the boot floppy disk method?

There is also an optional USB bracket called D-Bracket that has four LEDs that is used to diagnose system faults. The manual doesn?t say how it works. Do you install software that allows you to use it for diagnostics?

There is also a feature called ?Cooler XP? that makes the AMD Athlon processor run cooler. Again, the manual doesn?t say how this is accessed. Is it in the BIOS, or does it show in say the Windows Control Panel?

Eric,

http://www.legge40.freeserve.co.uk/BuyerBeware.htm
 

A:Socket A m/board questions

my gigabyte board has a live bios update feature and it updates the bios while you are on line. then it reboots your computer.

dell computers use the diagnostic lights feature I kind of liked it. with dell there is no software included to runthe feature just an explanation of what the lights being on or off mean.

I would hope that the cooler Xp feature would be accessible fromt he control panel the usual method of "cooling" the cpu is to throttle it down in speed which is why I dont care for the feature.
hopefully it is an optional feature that you can chose not to intialize.
 

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Is there an AMD Socket 754 Motherboard with SLI technology.. i would love to combine my 6800 with 6600..and is it possible ....

If there is an AMD socket 754 board with sli technology can you guys recommand me a Good board..right now i have an MSI K8N neo Platinum

AMD athlon 3200+
2x 512 DDR
Nvidia Geforce6800
MS-7030
 

A:Need a 754 Socket Board with SLI technology

A few demonstration boards have been shown but they have yet to show up in retail.
 

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i there i did have a asus a8n-e which has gone back to asus for rma
can you please reconmend a great mother board for £100.00 or less which is 939 socket and i have a 3700 processor,
cheers
iam currently using my dads laptop which is not good trying to use it on the floor,
pins and niddles ouch,
thanks inadvance.
 

A:mother board for £100.00 or less 939 socket

DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Socket_939_520.html
 

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I am trying to help my friend get his Emachine back up and going and I'm running into a little snag. When we turn it on, it has power and such but no display. I couldn't seem to locate any jumpers to disable the onboard video and when I put a known, working video card into it, it doesn't even act like its there. I was wondering if anyone knew of a non-bios way to disable the onboard video or if maybe it's something else altogether that I should be looking at. Here are the specs on the machine:

CPU: AMD Sempron™ 3300+ Processor (64-bit)1
(2GHz, 1600MHz System Bus, 128KB L2 cache)
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home (SP2)1
Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce™® 410
Memory: 256MB DDR (1 × 256MB), 400MHz (PC3200)
Hard Drive: 100GB (7200rpm, 2MB cache)32
Optical Drive: 48x CD-RW/DVD combo drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital™ (SD), smart media, micro drive, memory stick, memory stick pro, compact flash, mulitimedia card, USB 2.0)
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6100 GPU
up to 128MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available
Sound: 6-channel (5.1) AC'97 audio

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Disabling On Board Video/Emachine T3304

I do not believe that you will find a "non BIOS" way to avoid the onboard video. If the MB/BIOS is set up to automatically defer to the add on card then it would have done so. Assuming that everything is working as it should, you likely will have to boot to BIOS, make the change, save/exit and reboot.
 

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I need the same schematic mjcompugirl needed for the same reason, thread date 23-Oct-2007. win2kpro stated he had a shematic. Is there anyway I could also get a copy?
Thanks,
Jim
 

A:emachine w3052 FIC K7MNF-64 board schematic

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hello guys,

my neighbor yanked on the monitor cable that plugs into the back of her pc a little too hard and broke it. it wont show any graphics up on the screen. i have an old matrox pci video card i put in hoping that her xp home would recognize and add the device. can you guys help? she has had her computer for less than a year and now its dead.

i powered up the pc with my pci v/c in. i noticed that the monitor powers up but no graphics.

your help is appreciated
 

A:On Board Graphics socket busted

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i dont expect as many responses here as i will hopefully get on my previous post, but the deal is i'm shopping for a new comp and the combo deal
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1178956&Sku=MBM-K8V-A643700[/UR]
ends in 2 hours.

going on the assumption that i want a 754 PC, does anyone know of any reason to stay away from this board? keep in mind that i am using this system primarily for gaming.

from what i have been able to find, i know this:
-the board is a little outdated
-it is picky when it comes to RAM
-ASUS has replaced it with the K8V-X SE (i dont know the reasons for this)

i consider myself kinda knowledgable about computers (at least i've built every one i've owned) however i'm not 100% familiar with all the specs and details and how one core differers from another. when 2 things seem pretty similar to me, i usually go by price - but because this board is a little old i'm kind of uneasy about making this decision.

so i guess respond if you can think of any reason i shouldnt buy this board tonight (assuming i make the decision to go with a 754 socket computer...if you wanna help with this choice, check the post i put up a few minutes ago)
 

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Hi there.. I found an old PC.. and within there was an MS-7525 Version 1.0 Board. With an Celeron  E 5200 @ 2,5 Ghz.Thats how far i know - an 775 Socket.And i got an Intel Dualcore SL9AP @ 3,6 Ghz. So as i wanted to install this Intel Core SL9AP .. (its at 800 Mhz FSB like the E5200)But the System wont start up.. Can i get any answear please.. why he's not accepting this CPU? I now updated the Bios.. with an Flash file i found.This was called 5.31 Rev. A.. And with the Informationtext aside - for this Biosflash Filewas standing: Acccepted CPU Types: Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe, Allendale)Intel Pentium Dual-Core (Allendale)Intel Pentium D (Smithfield, Presler)Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (Gallatin, Prescott 2M)Intel Pentium 4 (Prescott, Prescott 2M, Cedar Mill)Intel Celeron Dual-Core (Allendale)Intel Celeron (Conroe-L)So.. my intention was - that the SL9AP is an Presler Intel Pentium D.. Am i right with this? I also deleted the CMOS many times now.. as shown in the Manual i found..  Can please someone give me a short explaination?   Thanks alot Friends .. best regardsGoochaaa  

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Well I just found out that my MSI K8MM-V does not support two floppy drives. Can anyone recomend a socket 754 board that supports two floppy drives (A & B)? It also needs to have an AGP port and support PC 3200 Memory.
 

A:socket 754 board with dual floppy support.

I just want to let you know that through my searching and searing I was not able to some up with a board that supported 2 floppy drives. I did hear EpoX made a board, maybe, maybe not, but either way I could not find one.

Have you thought about using an external floppy that connects through a USB port?

Sean
 

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Thank you all for your posts here and help.
 

A:eMachine motherboard replacement HELP Please?

Emachines suck!!
I have an emachines and the motherboard died when the power supply went out. I can not buy the exact motherboard from emachines. There for I lost all my data on my hard drive since emachines has a license agreement with windows that wont allow the windows that came with the machine to run with any other mothboard then the one it came with. Best thing for me to do and what I would suggest to you is take the parts you have and build another computer and buy your own windows CD. These billion dollor companies love stickin it to us.........
 

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hello to all. i read the above regarding emachines PSU and mobo and will take immediate action. first tho, my 160 GB WD 5400rpm HD is bad. the machine lets me know upon start up stating S.M.A.R.T. detected something...hard drive failure eminent. i also placed the drive into another comp as slave and the working comp recognized it as a bad drive. so my questions are:
1.do i need to replace the HD with another 160GB drive? i would be using the restore cd's provided by emachines
2.is there a mobo out there that can be simply dropped in to replace a bad one?
3.does the rpm speed make a difference when replacing HD?

here are some of the specs directly from emachines website:
Chassis: Chassis,Nexgen 3 MAIN FRAME
Memory: MEM, DDR-RAM 512MB (Max. 2GB)
CPU: CPU,ATHLON XP 3000 462P 333FSB 512K
FDD Model: FDD, D353M3D
HDD: HDD,160GB 5400rpm
MB: MB,AU31/1.3 462P 100688
CPU Fan Type: FAN,H/S AMD3200+ 462P
Power Supply: PS,300 WATT

thanks in advance for your help and i apologize if these questions have been asked before. thanks again...
 

A:Emachine T-3025 HD replacement

1: 160 Gb or bigger
2: is the existing board failing? If you replace it with a different make, type or model your restore CD will not work properly.
3: more rpm means faster drive access = better performance. 10000 rpm is about 30% faster than a 7200 rpm.
 

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Hello everyone,
Found this subject on the emachine motherboaerd on a search. Have a T2245 that the motherboard has gone bad. It's the imperail GL VE 20021218 mobo just wanting to know what would be the good replacement mobo would be for that. Any suggestions?
Thanks
 

A:Emachine motherboard replacement

Remember that the board you use must accept the CPU of the one in your failed eMachine board.
The hard drive is likely good, but the Windows on it will detect that the motherboard has changed, and then it will shut down. Sometimes the eMachines recovery disk will work if you run it in repair mode, or if you run a full new install, but usually not on that T2245 model. It is designed to seek out the code on the eeprom on the motherboard to verify that it is allowed to run a repair or install on the new equipment. So you may have to buy a new copy of Windows XP. Your memory will be good, but the power supply will not be good, or in the rare case when it is good, it may not have enough power for the new motherboard.
So expect to buy a new motherboard, a new CPU heatsink and fan, thermal paste, and a windows disk.
Or just buy a decent rebuilt Dell or HP or Gateway, and an external USB enclosure so you can rescue the data on the old eMachines drive and move it to the new or used drive. It will cost you less than the replacement board, power supply, and Windows.
 

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bending pins. I am awaiting shipment of a Socket 939 AMD 64 4000 CPU from Newegg. I have had a problem in the past with pulling the CPU heat sink off the CPU on this particular motherboard. You cannot release the CPU clamp to release the CPU without taking off the heat sink. And because of the larger contact area between CPU and heat sink, it is impossible for me to pull the CPU fan without pulling the CPU, and thats with the clamp untouched. Unfortunately, this always results in bent CPU pins. Although I am replacing the CPU, I would like to keep the old 3200 functional for my grandson's machine. Any suggestions on how to remove the CPU fan without removing the CPU and the resultant bent CPU pins? Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance.
 

A:Socket 939 CPU Replacement Without

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Which is this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813157081

I like the options this board giving you the option using a full AGP 8X and a PCI x 16 express slot. This way I can easily transfer my current system to it and still have upgradability while saving money.

So does it look good?
 

A:Is the ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 Socket 939 a good board?

Yup, pretty decent board, especially at that price. Nice that it also has 2 SATA ports and 1 SATA2 port. If I remember correctly there a few frequent users here that have this board and they like it.
 

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Hello, I have a ssd I have installed in this board which is the only, drive and also with OS. I was wondering if it makes any difference which sata2 socket I use sata2 0/1/2/3/4? I have it set to AHCI in bios already. I assume I should not, use the Gsata sockets? The location in hardware devices shows the drive to be located at location 0. I assume this means channel 0 since it shows channel 0 and channel 1 in hardware devices? Is that fine or should it be on channel 1 or, makes no difference? Thanks!

A:which sata2 socket to connect a ssd to on GigaByte p55m-ud2 board

Primary drive should always go in the lowest numbered sata port, in your case 0, TBH in your situation where you only have one drive it wont make much difference but if for example you had multiple drives and you plugged a secondary hdd into a lower numbered port than your OS hdd then when you installed windows all your boot info would be put on the secondary drive which is not a good practice and will lead to issues if you ever needed to change or remove the 2nd drive as it would leave the system unbbotable and in need of startup repair

The only time you would use a sata that is not controlled by the onboard chipset IMO would be if your board only had sata 2 (3gbps) and you had a 3rd party controller (gsata) adding sata 3 (6gbps) and you were adding a sata 3 drive

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A handicapped friend of ours has an emachine W3503 with a bad motherboard. We are trying to help him get his computer back up and running as inexpensively as possible since he is living on a very low fixed income. Can this be replaced, and if so, what would I order?
Thank you
 

A:Emachine W3503 replacement motherboard?

Probably Not the Answer You Were Hoping For.......

The problem with replacing the motherboard in an Emachine is the extravagant price they will charge you. Also, the power supply is most probably also bad, either by virtue of it killing the board, or being killed by it. I absolutely do not recommend buying a board off Ebay, that's sort of asking to be ripped off.

Here's the specs on your machine http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=W Series&model=W3503

That's pretty much bad news as well, since the Emachine in question has DDR type memory, which would likely have to be replaced with any board you might find today.

The standard treatment for this is to buy a different aftermarket board, and a decent PSU. However, the copy of Windows that came with the machine dies with the board, and would have to be purchased also.

This is representative of a type of board that would fit your chassis; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...rder=BESTMATCH&Description=Intel+G31+&x=0&y=0 and allow you to use your CPU. These boards are about 50 bucks. A replacement Emachine board might be on the order of up to 200 dollars. The upgrade parts I mentioned can be had for about 300 dollars, including the copy of Windows. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116752 This is the OEM version, and you would need to order it with the parts.

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I need advice on replacing a mobo,cpu for an emachine t1840. My main question is, it has xp so,,,will i be able to get a new mobo and all and just put the hard drive in without wiping it out? Or having to buy xp cd with new key?

I have done this before with xp hard drive with no problems but not on a company name pc. I was reading where it could be tricky? I have product key if needed. I am buying a case,power supply,mobo,cpu and just using the existing 2/128 ddr ram and cd burner,dvd rom. Need advice on a mobo etc. compatible to make the transition easy as possible. Thanks,,,,

here's spec on emachine:
# Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
# Intel® Celeron® Processor 1.80 GHz (w/128KB L2 cache & 400MHz FSB)
# Intel® 845GL Chipset
# 128 MB DDR (PC2100)
# 40 GB HDD 1
# 40x12x40 Max. CD-RW Drive; 16x DVD Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD
# Intel® Extreme Graphics 3D (845GL shared)
# 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
# 56K ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem
# AC '97 Audio
# Keyboard, Wheel Mouse, Stereo Speakers
# 6 USB 2.0 ports (2 on front), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Mic-In & Head Phone jack on front, Audio-In & Out, 3 PCI slots (2 available)
# 7.25"w x 14.125"h x 16"d
 

A:Solved: Need help mobo replacement on emachine

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My son has an emachines T4697. The power supply destroyed his motherboard. We replaced the power supply but now have to replace the motherboard. The problem is, he is a musician and has his music stored on the hard drive. He has not backed up for a long time so much of his music would be lost.

We need to replace the motherboard but not reformat the hard drive. The old motherboard is an FIC VG33 that uses intel 845GE chipset.

Emachines and Tiger Direct sell the replacement but it comes with a new power supply included and they want over $300.

Can I replace it with another motherboard as long as it uses the same chipset? Will we be able to reload windows using the disks that came with the emachines or will we have to buy a copy of XP?
 

A:Emachine T4697 motherboard replacement

The motherboard just failed... it was not destroyed by the power supply, but likely the other way round... the failed motherboard created a condition that destroyed the power supply.

The problem you will have is that although the hard drive is good, Windows will detect the change in hardware and will not load.
The 845GE is a good board, but the EEPROM is not tattooed to allow the eMachines recovery disc to work.

The best thing to do is get a decent WXPP system, then use the current eMachines drive as a slave to rescue the data.
If you wish to know more, I can send more details.
Otherwise, if eMachines still has the motherboard, that replacement will cost you $159.95 and will enable all to be restored. A decent power supply will cost significantly less. Measure your current failed power supply in millimeters, then find a new one the same size. Antec makes one that fits, as does Sparkle... both are excellent. There many be many others.
There are other ways to save a few dollars.
 

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Im trying to find a replacement motherboard for this Emachine T2200
the part no on the fried one is L7VMM2. Apparently Emachine does not produce this anymore. Any ideas on a new product that could be compatable to this fried part? Thanks in advance to any replies!
The following information is directly from Emachines:

BOM for : T2200

MB: MB, L7VMM2/1.0A MBEM2154L7V2
 

A:Emachine T2200 Replacement Mobo

What is the entire specs of the system, such as the cpu, type and how much of ram, harddrive size, etc also how old was the system when the motherboard went out
 

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I have an inquiry in hopes of getting a reply soon.

Here is my first post and situation at hand.

I have a similar situation as cowboy posted on 7-28-06 and 7-29-06.

I have a emachine T2385 and one day attempting to boot-up it wouldn't.
I assumed the PSU had went bad, so I ordered another one. After installing the new PSU the system wouldn't boot. The power supply works, but no power to the motherboard. I noticed the LED light was amber in color and just flashing. I switched out a PSU from a good working emachine of same model (TS2385) with same results. I should have done that first before purchasing the PSU. You live and learn, huh?

I visited the emachine site to check out if any replacment motherboard's were available, no mobo's currently available, DANG! I called PARTS, and was told by a customer service person there are currently no replacment motherboards available for TS2385's, and I might as well throw it out, and buy a new PC.

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can purchase a generic or replacment motherboard compatible for a emachine TS2385? Also, will need a compatible chipset as well.


Jboman.
 

A:Replacement Motherboard for emachine TS2385

because emachines is an OEM build, there is no guarantee that standard parts will fit or work properly. you can always try, though. there are still plenty of socket 478 boards out there that will aork with your processor. i recommend one of the asus p4p800 series motherboards, you'll probably have to use a micro ATX board to fit your case.
 

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I'm in the process of fixing a dead eMachine T2825 power supply and mobo for a coworker of mine. I've found a PSU, but I'm having trouble locating a good, compatible motherboard. I've checked Newegg, Tiger Direct, etc. but no one really carries old motherboards anymore. Here are the specs of the T2825:
CPU: AMD Athlon? XP 2800+
Socket: A (462)
Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce?2
Mobo Type: Micro ATX

I would prefer to go with Asus, Gigabyte or any other well known mobo manufacturer. Any suggestions on where to look?
 

A:Need replacement eMachine T2825 mobo

My understanding is that the original OS won't install on any other mobo than an EMachine.
However, as long as you aren't stuck on Nvidia chipsets: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16813186029
 

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Greetings,I have an E Machine T2482 running on XP with an added 1 gig of Ram,worked beautiful did everything I needed until a few weeks ago,acted up for a couple of days and died,Installed new power supply now understand mother board is kaput,looked at motherboards on the web but I am lost,what mother board and PSU do I buy to replace mine ,would be grateful to any one to point me in the right direction and help an old geezer along.
Have new comp with Vista but want to get back to XP,and hopefully using a KVM Switch use both comps on exixsting monitor. OF
 

A:Looking for replacement motherboard for eMachine T2482

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62782.html
 

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I'm attempting to change the power port (charger port) on my HP15, Model 15-f111dx The old part has the following text on the label: hp dc in cable  65w/90w 730932-td1 rev-b  te 141013 I cannot find an exact match anywhere on line.  Any assistance (better source of parts, exchangeable part, etc) would be appreciated.  

A:AC/DC Port - Socket replacement

Here is the Manual: Manual See p. 18: (14) Power connector (includes bracket): 732067-001 HP has it in stock but the price is outrageous: https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=FA5607146B9640199D97EB0C65CC9D49&SearchIn=P... ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/732067-001-730932-TD1-GENUINE-HP-POWER-DC-IN-CONNECTOR-CABLE-15-F-15-F305DX-... If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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I have a laptop that I am trying to replace the cpu. The design of this socket has no lever to lock the cpu in place.It is very difficult to slide the cpu towards the lock position after it is in the socket and I have not been able to do it yet.Does anybody have a workaround for this as I do not want to exert too much force on the cpu and socket and damage something.
 

A:Socket 462 mobile cpu replacement

So how did the previous CPU remain in position?
 

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Hi all basically my old system went belly up a while ago so ive been using my mums machine which sucks.... cause im going to build or buy a new rig towards January or Febuary I figured if I can fix my old rig it would make a great replacement to my mums slow and jittery PC...

Ive replaced my faulty old PSU, checked with a multimeter, and tested a spare starter switch, re seated CPU, ram, power cables etc etc and so am going to start with a mobo replacement but which one to get?

Socket A boards are pretty cheap all be it a little thin on the ground these days, baring in mind im based in the UK and cant use Newegg which Socket A board would you recommend? Please post a link if you can...

I basically want to squeeze as much out of my old Athlon XP 3000 as possible for however long it has left....

Also can you recommend a good Socket A heatsink to replace my current one?


Thanks for any advice/help in advance!
 

A:Socket A: Mobo Replacement

The Biostar nForce 2 boards are great.
 

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My son has snapped the centre pin out of the charging socket on a 2 year old B50-50, does anybody know where i can get a replacement and if it is even possible to get to without destroying motherboard? Have seen video on getting to the hard drive but it looks as though i will have to remove heatsinks, etc to get to underside of motherboard. 

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Hi Guys,
The audio / headphone jack on my Dell 17R- 5720 has broken and the extra movement in the port causes the audio to cut in and out.
Does anyone know the part number for this specific socket or audio board?
Thanks,
Mark

A:Dell 17R-5720 Headphone Socket / Board Part Number?

Hi Speedsurfer,
The headphone / Mic jack is on the motherboard. If you want to replace the jack then you need to replace the complete motherboard.
Depending on your current system configuration and OS installed, the part number can be provided.
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number so that I can check.

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I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NS mb and need to upgrade my video card. I am considering an Nvidia 6800GT video card but not sure if I can even use it.
 

A:Solved: Can I use the Nvidia 6800 series cards on a socket 754 board?

Yeah you can run it. Just order the card you need, ie PCIE or AGP. I figure you need an AGP card but I ain't sure. Make sure your PSU is up to the task also.
 

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Ok...I need a bit of advice on getting a new video card for my T2240 emachine; All my slots are white/gray incolor....I bought a card but it was the wrong one...what type of card can it take...also whats a good low-end card with, I think it was pixel shading? (have a game that needs it) and one more thing...will increasing my ram help speed an on-line game up? Will I need to upgrade my power supply...and I did by one of those....but....its large and mounts differantly (wont fit inside)...can I hook it up as an external power supply with no problems?
 

A:T2240 emachine video card replacement

Sounds like you dont have either a AGP slot or a PCI-E slot which means your stuck with a PCI card. and there are not a wide range of cards to choose from in PCI. Hooking up a PSU externally is both dangerous and impractical.
 

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Emachine T2865

hello, on newegg.com is there a motherboard that would be compatible for my computer?
or any other sites that would sell cheap motherboards and not ones that are 100$+ for one.
Thank you


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Here's the computer info:
CPU: AMD Athlon? XP 2800+ Processor (2.083GHz) with QuantiSpeed? architecture
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
Chipset: NVIDIA® nForce?2
Memory: 512MB DDR (PC 2700)
Hard Drive: 160GB HDD
Optical Drive: DVD ± RW Drive (Write Max: 4x DVD±R, 2.4x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-RW, 16x CD-R and 10x CD-RW disks, Reads 12x Max. DVD-ROM disks, Reads 40x Max. CD-ROM disks); 48x Max. CD-ROM Drive; 3.5" 1.44MB FDD; 8-in-1 Media Reader(USB 2.0, Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce®4? MX graphics (1 AGP 8x slot available)
Sound: nForce? 6-channel Audio
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Modem: 56K ITU v.92-ready Fax/Modem
Peripherals: Premium Plus Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back; 1 in Media Reader), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Dimensions: 7.25"W x 14.125"H x 16"D
 

A:Emachine T2865 Motherboard Replacement Question.

Any motherboard you get will be compatible because you might have to start fresh using only the computer's case. You will have to obtain a copy of XP or Vista because any eMachines discs will be useless. You will need to replace the power supply... If by chance, you find a board that will take your old processor and memory you will save some money there
 

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Hello.  So, recetly i've learned hard way, that SSD drive is mouted chips down, not the other way, now i'm looking for M2 port for Lenovo P50. I was searching for ports, that i can salvage from other devices (like SATA to M2 adapters) but it seems, like P50 have different than "default" style port - anybody have any idea where can i find replacement this port?

A:Lenovo P50 - M2 port/socket replacement

The best place to look for that sort of stuff is Mouser Electronics.  They have a good online catalog.

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Hi, the motherboard (ABIT AV8-3RD EYE) has malfunctioned on my 3~4 year old computer and I am struggling to find a replacement.

The problem is as follows:

One long and one short beep

This happens upon turning the computer on. After researching on the internet I quickly discovered this beep code is related with motherboard errors. Perhaps there are some suggestions that may solve the problem?

A few months back, I could get it to boot into windows if I kept powering on for 5-10 minutes - but it has taken progressively longer to get running to the point where it isn't turning on anymore.

The motherboard is old (Skt 939... no pci express support... limited support for RAM) I am having problems finding a new motherboard to replace it. The other components include nvidia 5200fx agp card, AMD64 3500+ and 2x 512mb RAM running in dual channel (I think that it is PC3200)

I could take this opportunity to purchase a motherboard with PCI-E support so I can get a decent £50 graphics card... until recently my card in that machine was a 6800GT 256mb (AGP) and the system was impressive for gaming - falling back to the 5200fx was dissapointing as that card really struggles to handle most games.

I don't want to upgrade other components like memory/CPU, I'd be better off just getting a new computer if that where the case.

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A:Replacement for Abit AV8-3RD EYE Socket 939 Motherboard

any suggestions? Is socket 939 completely dead?!
 

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Can anyone please advice;
Is there an ATX motherboard that can replace a socket 7 FIC PA-2002 motherboard and fit well in the same box.
Thanks
Steve
 

A:socket 7 FIC PA-2002 motherboard replacement

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Try HERE

G'Luck
 

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My CPU cooler just died so I?m looking for a new one, the one I had came with the CPU when I bought it. It?s an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 6000+ Socket AM2.
I seem to have trouble finding a doable cooler though, mostly because I don?t know enough about the subject I think, but there doesn?t seem to be a lot of coolers out there anymore for AM2 either. So far the closest thing to something useful I?ve been able to find was
MASSCOOL 5F9001B1H3 80mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail
Specifications :
Dimensions
Heat sink : 80x80x32 mm (l x w x h)
12VDC Fan : 80x80x25 mm
Bearing: Ball bearing
Rated speed: 3200RPM +/-10%
Rated power: 2.64W (Max)
Noise level: 32.0dBA (Max)
Air flow: 36.43CFM
Current: 0.22A (Max)
Connector: 3 Pin, mainboard
Life hours: 50,000 hours
Application
AMD: Socket: 754, 939, 940, AM2, and AM2+
CPU: AMD Athlon 64, AMD Athlon FX, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core,
Business Class-AMD Athlon, Business Class-AMD Athlon X2
Dual-Core, AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core, AMD Sempron,
AMD Opteron
CPU TDP: <= 89W
Thermal resistance: 0.298°C/W
Thermal type: White grease pre-applied
Another website mentions ?AMD: Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 (Dual Core)~ 5200+? under this coolers compatibility.

Do you think I can use this fan or should I look for something else and in that case does anyone have any suggestions?
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A:Need help finding a replacement cooler for a AMD Athlon 64 X2, socket AM2

There are quite a few AM2 HSFs still available. But you must specify your budget and also determine whether your case will house those that are available.

Check out this page.
 

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Hello,

My socket AM2 based computer has a faulty motherboard and needs a replacement to get it up and running again. It does not turn on, I have ruled out the other components as the cause of this problem.

The other components are:

AMD Athlon 64 4xxx/5xxx+ X2 series dual core processor
2GB PC3200 RAM
Asus 7900GS GPU

It looks like a replacement will cost around £25-60 judging by what is available on ebuyer.com.

Any suggestions/recommendations? Anything on par with the old motherboard will be fine. I won't need something future proof as this is only a secondary computer my family uses.

I will be upgrading my own computer next year and passing it down to them so we are only looking at getting this computer back up and running in the meantime (they are currently stuck with the aging laptop!)

Thank you in advance your help will be much appreciated

also, Merry Christmas =)
 

A:Replacement needed for socket AM2 motherboard (M2N-SLI Deluxe)

You might have made a typo in describing your CPU. Is it an Athlon 64 X2 4600+?

I am surprised how few retailers are selling AM2 boards these days. TigerDirect has two and Newegg has three available. Personally, I would go with the Foxconn one, but I am biased for Newegg. haha
 

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Hi,

Ive had an accident which involved the laptop falling on the floor with the headphone jack plugged in. the rest of the laptop seems ok, but putting a jack in the socket doesnt stop the speakers working, and the audio coming out of it sounds echoey; sounds like the stereo is canceling out which means something has shorted.

not sure i want to open up the laptop just yet; but looks like the jack sockets can be replaced. I think its still under warranty but the accident was my fault.

any thoughts? where can i get spare parts from?

Many thanks
James

A:Satellite R830 - Headphone socket replacement

Hi James

What can you do is to use Google and search if you can find replacement parts but I?m pretty sure it can be pretty complicated. Repair is also not so easy. Do you want to do it alone?
I mean disassembling procedure is also pretty tricky and must/should be done by authorized personal only. Small mistake can ends with broken plastic parts and different holders.

In my opinion you should not do all this. Buy small USB Audio Adapter w/Mic Jack and problem is solved.

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