Which MCP61PM-GM motherboard from ECS or is it a Gateway (and Emachines version) ?
Gateway states that it is a AM2 type motherboardhttp://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006254R/4006254Rnv.shtml
Look under specificationshttp://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006254R/4006254Rsp2.shtml
"Supports AMD® AM2 Socket K8 Athlon™ 64 X2, Athlon™ 64, Athlon™ FX, and Sempron™ processors under 89 watt power consumption"
No AM2+ nor AM3+ CPU is listed as supported plus the Phenom X4 9850 is a 125 watt TDP CPU clearly above the 89 watts TDP stated (although they incorrectly stated 89 watt power consumption).
Video ----------Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE graphics
Chipset-------- nForce 430
Network Chip type ----- Integrated Realtek RTL8201N 10/100 MB LAN