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eMachines EL1210-09 CPU upgrade options

By slifer8910
Nov 18, 2011
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  1. 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
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,595

    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

    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.
     
  3. waliperez

    waliperez TS Rookie

    Motheboard??

    Hi, if you can remove the cover of the PC and tell us the motherboard name o code we can see wich processor support your pc.

    Check if the motherboar is "eMachines WMCP78M motherboard"

    I read that Processor: Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core
    Model Number: 5050e
    Core Speed: 2600MHz
    Wattage: 45W
    L2 Cache Size: 512KB x2
    CMOS: 65nm SOI
    Socket: AM2
    Could Work in the system!
     
  4. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TS Member Topic Starter

    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. so far guys and i will get back to you with the motherboard information ASAP!
    EDIT: Lets just assume that your right and that is the motherboard number would this work?
    NEW AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e AM2 CPU ADH5050IAA5DO 2.6GHz 45W Dual Core
    /itm/150663308142?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
    Sorry about the messed up link you have to take the above thing and paste it next to ebay
     
  5. waliperez

    waliperez TS Rookie

    Yes, that could work with your mobo!


    Check with eMachines support to be sure!!
    support.gateway.com/us/en/emachines/emac/EL1210/EL1210nv.shtml#
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,595

    Here is a link where someone used the 5050e with partial luck.
    Processor Upgrade for eMachines EL1210-09
    I'm not sure why they were having issues as they were not answering questions from those trying to help.
     
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,056   +970

    I would postulate that you would probably be able to use an Athlon X2, as long as it was the one that shipped with series of machines..Any CPU with a later launch date would probably entail a BIOS update, which eMachines would not provide.

    eMachines upgrades, as with most prebuilt computers, mostly center around more memory, and more HDD storage. Sometime it is possible to upgrade the video card, but the PSU needs to be changed at the same time. If you're looking for some immediate improvement in gaming, that might be the way to go. That being said, this is a slimline case, (?), and would not really cool very well in heavy graphics & CPU usage situations.

    Unless you have access to parts on the cheap, you might at least give consideration to building a new machine.
     
  8. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TS Member Topic Starter

    Thanks

    I hope to get a new computer soon but there is a possibilty that this may work. I will take all of this information and use it wisely. Thanks!
    Please lock this thread.
     
  9. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    We don't generally lock threads in this instance, as leaving them open offers opportunities for others to reply to your questions with more pertinent information.
     
  10. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TS Member Topic Starter

    I see....ok leave it open!
     
  11. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TS Member Topic Starter

    Yay!

    I got my CPU today and i will install it as soon as I receive my thermal paste in the mail. Wish me luck!
     
     
  12. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    Good luck. Let us know how you get on. :)
     
  13. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TS Member Topic Starter

    It worked guys! Thanks for all your help!
     
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,595

    Thats great!! I'm glad it worked out for you. :)
     
  15. parcoast

    parcoast TS Rookie

    I'm in the same situation. What processor did you end up purchasing? The one you linked to in your previous comment? Can you provide the specs? Thanks for your help!
     
  16. slifer8910

    slifer8910 TS Member Topic Starter

    Yes. I believe I installed a 5050e in it. It helped out very much. I have long since swapped computers. But yes it did also work.
     
  17. parcoast

    parcoast TS Rookie

    Thanks for the info. I'm limping mine along still...
     
  18. LowSpecGuy

    LowSpecGuy TS Rookie

    Thanks for the help I have the same pc as well and 1 core sucks.
     


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