Upgrading AMD cpu

By DeepMartin · 10 replies
Feb 28, 2008
  1. Hello, my friend has an Emachine T6524 it has an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ / 2.2 GHz. This got me to thinking that he could get a better processor (and or vcard)

    his motherboard is MSI MS-7184
    • Supports 64-bit AMD® Athlon64/64FX processor (Socket 939)
    • Supports AMD Athlon 64 (up to 4000+) and Sempron (up to 3200+) processors"

    by myself browsing on newegg i found opteron dual cores that fit into the socket 939 so is it possible for him to get a dual core on this machine? or the bios is just not going to allow it?

    i found someone that did get a dual core in the End User's Upgrades with an AMD athlon64 x2 toledo (socket939) which i can not find other than in ebay
    are any of this worth the money? are they good working dual cores?

    the main reason for this post is that i am confused and unexperienced with their names and sockets and backwards compatible upgrades like that athlon 64 x2 in a socket 939

    PS im also making him get a better psu since i heard here theres the bad luck of emachines that the psu dies and takes the mobo and cpu with it (any suggestions for on budget psu will be great )
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    I would not expect the motherboard to support an Opteron Dual Core CPU just because it conforms to the Socket 939 specifications.

    It's hard for me recommend a PSU without knowing the rest of his hardware specifications nor his budget (apart from the fact that you obviously want one for as cheap as possible), but these would probably do the job, and well too:

  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  4. DeepMartin

    DeepMartin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    Thank You both this are great options

    it makes sence to get the AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4GHz X2 since it has the most htz for the money ($120) plus it has the lest thermal power (89W)

    And also the Antec earthwatts EA380 is a great choice with the 80plus certified and the atx12v 2.0 with 17ams
  5. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    Why would you recommend such weak power supplies?
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    There isn't anything wrong with the PSU's I recommended. They are more than capable of running his hardware.
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Do you think they need more than the EA380 @ 27amps on an Emachine?
    I'd be interested in your logic for more.
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Well the consensus amongst many forum posters is the more you have, the better & so they don't hesitate to recommend 1000W PSUs even for a Via CPU. Go figure.
  9. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    You could power 3 Emachines and still have some left for the coffee maker with a 1000w psu.
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    You really think a 1000W PSU will be enough for his PC? I'd aim for the minimum of a 1200W. He wants to upgrade to a dual core CPU. That's like two whole computers on a single chip.
  11. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    ROTFLMAO Zenosincks, nice one! :grinthumb
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