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Upgrading Gateway SX2110-EW358 Desktop motherboard questions

Hi, I have a Gateway SX2110-EW358 Desktop and I would like to get new motherboard and processor. The problem is I'm not sure what I can swap it for, as I'm sure I can't just put anything in there. Obviously it needs to fit haha but what else? what are my options here? Thanks!

Specs:
Gateway sx2110-EW358
Processor:
AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics EM1800GBB22GV, Socket FT1, 1.7 GHz, 2 cores, 32 nm, Integrated graphics
Memory(RAM): 6.00 GB
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7340 Graphics
DX Version: DirectX 11 or better
Gaming graphics: 2924 MB total available graphics memory
Primary Hard disk: 908GB Total
Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: sx2110
Motherboard: Acer D1f-AD
Chipset: AMD Chipset Model A45

Chipset - a40/a50 series FCH
Southbridge - AMD SB850
LPCIO - ITE IT8772

BIOS-

American Megatrends Inc.
version p11-A4
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    AngryHickory44 said:
    Hi, I have a Gateway SX2110-EW358 Desktop and I would like to get new motherboard and processor. The problem is I'm not sure what I can swap it for, as I'm sure I can't just put anything in there. Obviously it needs to fit haha but what else? what are my options here? Thanks!

    Specs:
    Gateway sx2110-EW358
    Processor:
    AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics EM1800GBB22GV, Socket FT1, 1.7 GHz, 2 cores, 32 nm, Integrated graphics
    Memory(RAM): 6.00 GB
    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7340 Graphics
    DX Version: DirectX 11 or better
    Gaming graphics: 2924 MB total available graphics memory
    Primary Hard disk: 908GB Total
    Manufacturer: Gateway
    Model: sx2110
    Motherboard: Acer D1f-AD
    Chipset: AMD Chipset Model A45

    Chipset - a40/a50 series FCH
    Southbridge - AMD SB850
    LPCIO - ITE IT8772

    BIOS-

    American Megatrends Inc.
    version p11-A4

    IMO, everything you have right now will work with the new motherboard and CPU. The hardware which I think will work perfect is the RAM, Hard Disk, DVD-drive, GPU and the PSU (may require higher power one, 450W~600W depending on the number GPU you add). Also try adding an SSD.
    Though, the existing RAM will work in your next motherboard but go with atleast 8GB DDR3-1600MHz which is the entry level memory for now. If you need any memory recommendation or other info just lemme know.

    Btw, do let me know your CPU and mobo you are intending to get.
    Good luck with the upgrade!! Cheers, mate!!
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    IMO, everything you have right now will work with the new motherboard and CPU. The hardware which I think will work perfect is the RAM, Hard Disk, DVD-drive, GPU and the PSU (may require higher power one, 450W~600W depending on the number GPU you add). Also try adding an SSD.
    Though, the existing RAM will work in your next motherboard but go with atleast 8GB DDR3-1600MHz which is the entry level memory for now. If you need any memory recommendation or other info just lemme know.

    Btw, do let me know your CPU and mobo you are intending to get.
    Good luck with the upgrade!! Cheers, mate!!



    Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I've come across a new problem. The version of Windows 8 I have apparently only works on this mobo :??: plus the tiny case on this thing is going to cause me some major cooling issues. I think i'm going to have to buy a new case, processor, gpu, motherboard, a new version of windows, porobably a new psu and I guess I might as well add the ssd too, looks like it's going to be costly haha any suggestions? Do you think it would be worth it to salvage what parts I can or just buy something new? my only real problem is my processor is so extremely weak, and is soldered right on to the motherboard :heink:
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