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December 16, 2012 6:49:48 PM

Hello... I have recently got Emachines W3609 desktop, and, Since i heard that the CPU ain't that good for gaming... (IE: Minecraft, Gt-legends, Combat arms, Team fortress 2, Garry's mod) I was wondering if i could find a diffferent CPU for the motherboard in the system (the system is stock, Until i get a new GPU and things) So, Is there any Pentium 4 or Pentium D i could use?

Parts im upgrading:

Ram: 4gb (although on a 32 bit system... XP)

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX15596

GPU: His Radead 5450 512 MB

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX42181

Powersupply: 500 W

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35072


(im not planning to heavy game... Like, If possible, I might be able to run world of tanks, but if not, it doesnt matter, Just wondering if the setup is good.... Still need the CPU info)

Thanks for any answers :sol: 

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December 16, 2012 6:57:44 PM

That's a 2006-7 era build and it was low end at the time. Do not put any more money into that computer, it won't solve the problem and you'll end just throwing money away.

You are looking at pretty much a full rebuild to get that into any kind of shape for even low end games. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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December 16, 2012 7:21:10 PM

darn.... So then i might as well but another gb of ram in there? for maybe, 34 bucks, then, Just, Sell it? Well... Thanks for the info
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December 16, 2012 7:23:19 PM

So, Even upgrading it, It wont be better then my current laptop?

Intel core 2 duo 2.00 Ghz X2

2 gb ram

320 Gb harddrive

Intel GMA 965
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December 16, 2012 7:27:50 PM

Xyloriuphon said:
darn.... So then i might as well but another gb of ram in there? for maybe, 34 bucks, then, Just, Sell it? Well... Thanks for the info


That PC only supports 2GB of RAM in a 1GBx2 config so I suggest you grab this if you want to upgrade the RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 16, 2012 7:28:42 PM

Xyloriuphon said:
So, Even upgrading it, It wont be better then my current laptop?

Intel core 2 duo 2.00 Ghz X2

2 gb ram

320 Gb harddrive

Intel GMA 965


No. the Celeron D/ Pentium 4/ Pentium D ALL SUCK!
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December 16, 2012 7:41:42 PM

Xyloriuphon said:
So, Even upgrading it, It wont be better then my current laptop?

Intel core 2 duo 2.00 Ghz X2

2 gb ram

320 Gb harddrive

Intel GMA 965


As i said, Wont this setup run better then my Dell latitude?


Anyways, After christmas... (somewere around Feb 23rd) im planning to build a completely new desktop, i5 and things... But, I just need to know if this would be better, or about the same, as my laptop....
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December 16, 2012 7:48:46 PM

Xyloriuphon said:
Thats what they say, But that is what Emachines tested with, They didn't bother testing with 4gb ram. The board does support 4gb ram... :

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15116/eng/D945GCL_TechP...

section 1.4 3rd line


That's what the chipset document says however OEMs have been known to oppose their own limitations on the motherboard but your welcome to try.

Your Core 2 Duo in your laptop is faster than a Celeron D/Pentium 4/most Pentium Ds however, the GMA X3100 in the 965 chipset would be weaker than a graphics card you could upgrade to.
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December 16, 2012 7:52:30 PM

Okay thanks... So, This should run games better then my laptop? if so, Im also planning to find a Pentium 4 Dual core for the 775 socket to fit in the Motherboard... Im still gonna go ahead for the upgrade.. Cant stand to play minecraft on this thing...
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December 16, 2012 7:57:55 PM

You won't get away with upgrading that thing man. You will get extremely bad performance.

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December 16, 2012 8:08:07 PM

So then, This upgraded, Wont be better then my laptop?
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December 16, 2012 9:03:14 PM

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