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Upgrading eMachines T2682

By sw123
Feb 19, 2006
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  1. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    So-dimm's are for laptops, dimms are typically for pc desktops, so you want a dimm stick of ram.

    Master isn't a brand, it's the drive setting. Drives can be master or slave depending on how many drives you have and the position of the drives on the cable.

    Did any of the tools I linked to help you test the drive or get a drive mfg. id?
  2. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I didnt use any tools yet, but I will tonight...
  3. paulla

    paulla TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Exactly what do you have then as if the XP installation is fixed on the HD (recovery partition) you're going to find you have no OS when you replace the old HD? If this is the case you'll need to purchase a copy of XP which isn't such a bad thing as you can (with obvious limitations) move this around independant of the machine. There'll be no point adding the new drive as a secondary as if there are problems with your primary HD (the one with Windows on) they won't go away. Of couse it might not be your HD but it does seem likely, try running a scandisk and see what (if any) errors it finds.
  4. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    When Windows lags, I scan with scandisk, and it always finds no errors. I dont understand...
  5. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    Hello, and good news!


    To all who are helping me out, I got SIW, and its working great.
    I found my brand of harddrive:

    Make: Western Digital
    Model:WDC WD800EB-11DJF0

    Any tools to check for errors on my harddrive? I hope this helped you guys solve my problems!
  6. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    Hey guys:

    I'm upgrading tonight, so I wont need anymore help. Thank you all for your help!!
  7. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    Never Mind To I Didnt Need Any Help Anymore!!!

    HI


    I ordered my upgrade and the said that there was an incompatible issue with my card and my MOBO. They reccommended another card, which they said should work, and I DONT KNOW virtually anything about the card. The cars is a PNy 5500FX PCI 128MB DDR

    Is it justt as good as the ATI card or better?? Please respond!!
  8. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    OK thanks vnf4ultra


    I ordered the ctad, will I be able to play battlefront II, lego star wars, etc.? Any pixel shader, opneGL or direct x capability? Thank you VERY MUCH. They said it has compatiblilty issues, so I didnt want to take the chance and bother you guys again.

    Thanks
    sw123
  10. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    It should work, and run the games ok. They don't seem to be extremely demanding games.
  11. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    OK Thanks

    sorry for being a bit paranoid, but I thank you for your help! I dont think i will need much more help, but I thank you anyway. I'm also getting an external sound card(usb plug n play), so what its not really good, but you know, its better than my old sound card! ;) (even has mic support!)


    Thanks for everyone who helped me so greatly!

    vnf4ultra, paulla, spike!
     
  12. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    My old sound card's mic port was fried (kaput!)

    Again thanks for all your help!
  13. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 737



    If you haven't done so already replace the powersupply. The E-machines T-2xxx series is notorious for bad power supplies that eventually short out and fry the motherboard, especially when you tax them with upgrades.
  14. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    god dang it

    I cant buy a psu! I cant afford it!I have no job! I cant get psu. So i cant put a new one in! Sorry, but thanks for reply
  15. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    The card im ordering requires 250w PSU and i got 300w psu. I should be fine. plus i bought my computer from my uncle, and he upgraded the psu. (from 250w to 300w) as vnf4ultra said, it sho0uld ru0n fine, and emachines didnt say anyting about needing a new psu and they are very trustworthy to me. (seriously, they are) :) :haha: :)
  16. rickatnight11

    rickatnight11 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    So what have you added to the machine at this time, and what problems are there currently. I had an eMachines that I upgraded and ran into several problems. Hopefully I'll be able to help if you have trouble.
  17. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I dont expect any problems, but if i do, i will make a new thread. I thank everyone who has replyed to this thread. i will have another thread, though, because of connection problems on my internet connection. look in security and the web. :cool:


    thanx
    sw123
  18. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I put in the new sound card, it seems to work, but only with headphones...oh well, at least its totally cool :cool: plays sound better and now my old sond card is, well, ummm... :dead:....lol
  19. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I put in the new video card, works great, no problems, and thanks vnf4ultra! Your instructions were right, and the card works great! Still waiting for the ram now...
  20. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    I put in the new stick of ram, no problems, upgrade complete! :)
  21. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    Good. Are you noticing a nice improvement?
  22. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 752

    There is a HUGE improvement. I can play Lego Star Wars, Battlefield 1942, SW KOTOR, and another endless line of new games I can play. Thanks for helping me out everyone. :) :) :) :)

    sw123
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