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What cpu can i fit into my acer aspire t180

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June 27, 2009 9:38:49 PM

does anyone know what cpus i an use to make my pc go faster - i have an acer aspire t180, with 2gb ddr2 ram pc2-5300, mb is em61sm/em61pm. Current cpu is amd sempron 3400+ 1.8ghz. cpu socket is socket am2(940)

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June 27, 2009 9:48:28 PM

shays47 said:
does anyone know what cpus i an use to make my pc go faster - i have an acer aspire t180, with 2gb ddr2 ram pc2-5300, mb is em61sm/em61pm. Current cpu is amd sempron 3400+ 1.8ghz. cpu socket is socket am2(940)

Thanks




A AMD 5000+ dual core will plug into your motherboard with no bios update.

Its a modified Foxconn mobo

You should update the bios first though.
June 27, 2009 10:00:32 PM

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June 27, 2009 10:04:02 PM

Hellboy said:
A AMD 5000+ dual core will plug into your motherboard with no bios update.

Its a modified Foxconn mobo

You should update the bios first though.


how would i update the bios?
June 27, 2009 10:05:42 PM

It should be on the manufacturers website just follow the instructions.
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June 28, 2009 7:24:49 AM

I assume you mean for gaming.

It wouldn't make much sense to add a CPU and not a graphics card. At that point you'd likely need a different PSU.

My general rule of thumb is if you need to invest more than $300 for performance increasing components you should get a new computer.
June 28, 2009 3:34:14 PM

Hellboy said:
A AMD 5000+ dual core will plug into your motherboard with no bios update.

Its a modified Foxconn mobo

You should update the bios first though.


Would i have to change the psu?
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June 28, 2009 5:30:02 PM



No, it should just go straight in..


Buy if you have beefed up your video card then you might need some more wattage
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June 28, 2009 5:56:41 PM

Superbiiz (ewiz using search engine) has the 5200 dual core retail boxed with heatsink for $52.50. I would go with this. Most of these cpus are oem without heatsink. Retail boxed cpus also come with a 3 year warranty. I would try it first without a bios flash. A bad flash will kill your motherboard. I've had a few.
June 28, 2009 6:09:54 PM

I just did an upgrade to my brothers PC just like yours. I got him a 5800+ It worked fine, no problems.... I tried a 6000+ it worked but bios said "unknown processor" other than that it worked fine too. This is all with latest bios of course. My brother was a little worried about "Unknown Processor" so he chose the 5800+. I would imagine the 6400+ would work fine too.
June 28, 2009 6:33:20 PM

^ I don't think a 6400+ will work since its a 125w CPU, IIRC.
June 28, 2009 6:39:40 PM

Hellboy said:
No, it should just go straight in..


Buy if you have beefed up your video card then you might need some more wattage



I was actually thinking of increasing my graphics card to 256mb, would this need a psu update, and if so, what would be the minimum?
My graphics are currently NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405.

June 28, 2009 7:03:01 PM

Are you planning on gaming? The lowest I would go for is the 4650/9600GT, this'll probably need a PSU upgrade whats your current PSU?
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June 28, 2009 8:37:45 PM

shays47 said:
I was actually thinking of increasing my graphics card to 256mb, would this need a psu update, and if so, what would be the minimum?
My graphics are currently NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405.



The nvidia 6100 nforce 405 is onboard graphics, its not a separate descrete card.

Depending on which one you go for ( 256mb is not enough btw ) a 512 or a 1gb will do you better.

What do you want to do with it.

What games do you want to play as your current is a direct x 9 card which uses system ram to work. Abiet not a very powerfull one at that. It will play sims and low rate fps like battlefield 2 ( just about ) etc but not the latest stuff.
June 29, 2009 8:21:12 PM

Hellboy said:
The nvidia 6100 nforce 405 is onboard graphics, its not a separate descrete card.

Depending on which one you go for ( 256mb is not enough btw ) a 512 or a 1gb will do you better.

What do you want to do with it.

What games do you want to play as your current is a direct x 9 card which uses system ram to work. Abiet not a very powerfull one at that. It will play sims and low rate fps like battlefield 2 ( just about ) etc but not the latest stuff.


To be honest, i may not bother with the graphics card. I just want my pc to run faster, and someone in work told me that putting a new processor in would speed it up. Ideally, i would like it to be as little hassle as possible(can any am2(940) processoer be used)? - any suggestions

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June 29, 2009 8:42:02 PM



I have looked on the net and researched your machine..


A AMDx2 5000 will plop straight in and will be pretty cheap too.

you could get one for around £40 - 50.


That would increase your speed compared to what you have..
June 29, 2009 9:01:57 PM

Hellboy said:
I have looked on the net and researched your machine..


A AMDx2 5000 will plop straight in and will be pretty cheap too.

you could get one for around £40 - 50.


That would increase your speed compared to what you have..


Is that the athlon 64? - Would the bios have to be updated?
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July 6, 2009 11:30:23 AM

shays47 said:
Is that the athlon 64? - Would the bios have to be updated?


depends on how old your current bios is.

As it seems, no bios upgrade is required if your bios supports the new CPU
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July 6, 2009 11:33:48 AM

dam double post
July 13, 2009 10:47:06 PM

So it wouldn't fit with this processor: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition?
July 13, 2009 11:00:14 PM

Usually the BIOS will limit which CPU's can be installed, even though the motherboard can physically fit the 7750 the BIOS may not recognize it,
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July 14, 2009 6:04:28 AM

You motherboard is a Foxconn with a Acer logo in is bios


The actual model is a foxconn mcp61sm-am


http://www.foxconnsupport.com/cpusupportlist.aspx?type=...


The above link gives you all the processors that can be plugged in to it.

On plugging in the new processor you will need to clear the cmos battery and i would suggest a bios update from the acer website.

All the best
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July 14, 2009 6:06:12 AM

Odracir1947 said:
So it wouldn't fit with this processor: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition?



In a nutshell, no.
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