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Emachines w3623 cpu upgrade

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November 8, 2010 2:44:26 PM

what is the best cpu that can be swapped into this emachines computer.i know it has an intel p4 641 cpu 3.2ghz.
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November 8, 2010 4:35:31 PM

Your motherboard uses a 945gc chipset. Most of those boards don't support the newer intel core2 duo cpus, such as the e6600. I would leave it alone. Either sell it intact before the board or power supply fails, or use it for a spare. It isn't worth putting any money into, and a board change will mean you will need a new windows coa number. The windows operating system is tied to your board. Microsoft might send you a new coa, but often they will tell you to call emachines. Emachines doesn't supply bios updates that I know of for a cpu change, and your chipset is so old, it won't do any good.
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November 8, 2010 4:47:19 PM

The only one officially supported is the one it came with.

And just like oldie said, even though it is 775, it likely will not support anything non-pentium 4. My brother built his own computer a few years back with a P4 and a 775 socket. It doesn't support anything better than the P4 with hyperthreading.
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November 8, 2010 7:04:08 PM

If it looks like this one Intel® D945GCCR (Coconut Creek)

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November 8, 2010 7:19:30 PM

Best answer selected by kamui4697.
November 8, 2010 7:19:52 PM

thank you very much thats exactly what i was looking for
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November 8, 2010 8:28:02 PM

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