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Replacing E-Machine Motherboard, recomendations?

By jeztar
Mar 7, 2007
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  1. Hi everyone,


    I'm about ready to replace my E-Machine T5026. I was thinking I could scrap the
    motherboard but keep everything else, i.e. case, power, processor etc. Is it a good idea to buy an after-market motherboard and fit inside the E-Machine case
    using E-Machine parts, or should I just wait until my E-Machine completely dies
    and just start over. Any advice will be much appreciated. TY.


    P.S. What motherboard would you recommend I use if I'm just swapping out motherboards.
  2. foozy

    foozy Newcomer, in training Posts: 267

    Replace the power supply first, then motherboard. This forum is littered with homicidal eMachine power supplies.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,757   +157

    Bad Emachines power supplies take out crappy Emachines motherboards. Both should be replaced at the same time.

    Your T5026 is a Pentium 4 Intel based, dual channel DDR memory board. There are a few motherbard recommendations in the many posts on Emachines. Take a look
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    That machine seems pretty old.... time to get a new one :D

    Do yourself a favor and avoid eMachines :D
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,757   +157

    All Emachines computers are old before they are removed from the shipping box. Substandard parts are their specialty... Parts that other computer makers reject
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    eMachines have to make money..... They can't give good parts at low prices AND still make money....
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