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Emachine processor upgrade

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July 6, 2010 3:17:53 PM

Will a e-machine w3503 with the latest bios handle a pentium d 820. I don't the money for a new computer and can get a 820 on eBay for $10.00.
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July 6, 2010 3:23:46 PM

there is a live chat on website

http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?c...

bottom of screen, also by looking, I think answer is no!, no Bios updates for d820 support!

Looks like only 965 intel chipsets supported dual core with ddr2 in e-machines builds
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July 6, 2010 3:29:03 PM

The w3503 has an intel d101ggc which does support a pentium d 820 with a cert-in bios.
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July 6, 2010 3:32:44 PM

Sweet, go for it then $10.00 how far can it go wrong!
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July 6, 2010 3:36:34 PM

The problem is I don't know if my bios supports the 820 since it is an e-machine bios and doesn't match with the intel bios.
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July 6, 2010 4:31:56 PM

For only $10 it is worth a shot. If it doesn't work, just turn around and resell it.
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