Processor

By mxer108
May 28, 2007
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  1. Can i put the processor from a hp a700n into my emachine t2825? And would it be better?
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    You could, about 5% better.
  3. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Anyone else have any thoughts or comments on this?
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    uhm... why would you bother?
  5. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    because i like to mess with stuff.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    "Because I like to mess with stuff"

    That eMachines T2825 may need a lot of messing with :)
  7. halo71

    halo71 Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,289

    This may be a dumb observation, but. If you "love messing with stuff." Why even ask if it will work? Just do it and see. Apprently both of these computers are just laying around collecting dust right?
  8. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    no the emachine is what i use every day the other is a comp i just have laying around. Also is there anything i need to know when changing processors? and i had a hard time getting the heat sink off the other comp is there a easyier way?
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Was the difficult processor's heatsink "stuck" to the processor? Did you have to pry it off? Was it from the HP or eMachines?
  10. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    it was the hp and no it was not stuck both the hp and the emachine have the same metal calamp that has to be pried out to get it to come off and it seems like you have to pry really hard to get it to come loose and that seems like it could damage something. once you get it off is there anything special taht you have to do when you swap the processors?
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    A flat-head screwdriver and down and out moderate pressure on one side should be enough to get the clamps off. You will have to clean both surfaces of the heatsink and processor that you want to use with alcolhol and apply fresh thermal paste before you install it
     
  12. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    where do u get themal paste at and do u just have to put a little on in the same spot as before
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Radio Shack might have some thermal paste, and yes, you put a small amount on the center of a clean processor top...
  14. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    also is the powersupply better from the a700n? if it is i will put it in the emachine.
  15. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    If the HP PS fits into the eMachines computer, swap it
  16. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    just put the new ps in and got the other processor in. Now when i go to my computer and then go to properties it shows this (1.75GHz) it doesnt say that it is a 3000+. My old setup said 2800+ at 2.90GHz. is what i pun in really better? i looked up what the hp a700n is supposed to have in it and is siad 1 x AMD Athlon XP 3000+ / 2.1 GHz and that is not how it is showing up on my comp.

    can it be overclocked and if so how do i do that?
  17. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    The motherboard may have jumpers or a bios setting to select the proper processor speed, or the processor is not exactly compatible with the eMachines motherboard. Forget about overclocking. If you overclock, you may just end up with 2 junk computers
  18. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Lol, overclocking an e-machines? I wouldn't recommend it. Just not made for overclocking.
  19. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    lol ok im learning slowly. but i think im going to buy a whole new processor, motherboard, and ram. it finally wont be a emachine.
  20. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Hehe. Thats impossible right?
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    That's a great idea! I've done it many times. Be sure to change the power supply too. The only thing left will be the case. Too bad we can't get rid of that big (e)
  22. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    lol i will sand down the e paint it and then it will just be a black button. oh and do i really need a new power supply becauase i have the better one out of the hp?
  23. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

  24. mxer108

    mxer108 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

  25. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Your motherboard, CPU and Memory choices are ok. Yes I think the HP power supply will be better if all the cables are long enough and it is compatible with the new motherboard as far as power connectors for SATA and such
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