I'm back after doing a little bit of homework (at least on the emachine)
This is the emachine I havehttp://support.gateway.com/emachines/emac/1015006R/1015006Rsp3.shtml
This is the motherboard specshttp://support.gateway.com/emachines/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006232R/4006232Rsp2.shtml
It says it can run a an Athlon 64X2 dual core CPU. Socket AM2. Can a socket AM2+ cpu work? And if I do put another CPU in it what am I supposed to look for in the CPU I pick?I know I can find an Athlon 64X2 dual core on ebay. WOuld a 2.1 dual core be faster than a 2.1 single core? I do plan on getting a new PSU for the emachine since it is a 300w. I was going to try for a 400 or 450w one.
Also on the computer specs it say it can be upgraded to 2GB or Ram which I currently have it but on the motherboard specs it say 4GB of ram. So can I put 2 2gb ram in each slot as opposed to one?
I know you guys said these are too old to upgrade but they are not going to be used online for anything other than updates. These are just something for the kids to have around to play with. Nothing major.
I do know on the Dell I discovered I can only go up to 2 512MB of ram which it is at currently. I had read somewhere (but can't find it) that I could put a P4 2.5 in it as opposed to the 1.7 but I am not sure.
Edit: just found the notes I made on the Dell.
Motherboard is a 7W080 Socket 478 400mzh if that means anything.