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July 1, 2013 3:40:21 PM

I have a eMachines EL1300, with a acer mb da061/078l motherboard, and a AMD Athlon LE-1640 processor.

Can you guys help me out with the process of choosing a "new" processor for this machine?

I went to this website(http://www.findlaptopdriver.com/specs-mb-da061-078l/) and saw that are 4 different types to choose from.
But I'm not very familiar with this, and a friend told me to check the thermal design power of them...

In other words, I need some help!

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July 1, 2013 4:08:35 PM

OK, so you need a socket AM2 processor. That means you can choose between any socket AM2 processor to put into your motherboard, as long as you have a power supply which supports it. The power supply is the box that you plug the power cable into, and on the label it'll usually give you a wattage. As long as that's high enough, you should be able to put a new CPU in. (A better CPU needs more power = higher TDP)

You can choose between any AM2/AM2+/AM3 (NOT AM3+) processor, as long as the TDP is low enough for your power supply to take it and your BIOS has been updated before you install the processor. I'm pretty sure the max. TDP you can have is 45w, but I would need to know the specific model of EL1300. Make sure you choose the best processor under 45w.

Hope this helps! :D 
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July 1, 2013 5:12:14 PM

All the help helps :p 
So, I can get one of these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Athlon-64-X2-5050E-2-6Ghz...
or
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Athlon-X2-BE-2350-2-1GHz-...

Will my current cpu fan be enough for these?
And what about the FSB speeds? The slowest one has 2x times more? 0.o

As for the bios version(R01-A1), it's the latest... from 09/29/2009

Munchbot said:
OK, so you need a socket AM2 processor. That means you can choose between any socket AM2 processor to put into your motherboard, as long as you have a power supply which supports it. The power supply is the box that you plug the power cable into, and on the label it'll usually give you a wattage. As long as that's high enough, you should be able to put a new CPU in. (A better CPU needs more power = higher TDP)

You can choose between any AM2/AM2+/AM3 (NOT AM3+) processor, as long as the TDP is low enough for your power supply to take it and your BIOS has been updated before you install the processor. I'm pretty sure the max. TDP you can have is 45w, but I would need to know the specific model of EL1300. Make sure you choose the best processor under 45w.

Hope this helps! :D 


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