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Glitchy CPU flash with wrong image produces FrankeneMachine

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadows71, Oct 4, 2018.

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  1. shadows71

    shadows71 Thread Starter

    Sep 25, 2018
    I have an eMachine 1831-05 that has always been problematic since a crash around 10 years ago. I recently tried to flash the BIOS, but the image was incorrectly labelled and did not match my hardware. Now, memory allocations and system variables are not matching correctly, causing an ever increasing amount of problems within windows. I need to restore the BIOS to the proper one for this machine and fix the clocking since everything is incredibly slow. I don't know where to start to fix the damage without losing the things I did manage to salvage. Any suggestions please?

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 450 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 2815 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 256 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 460 GB (41 GB Free);
    Motherboard: eMachines, EMCP73VT-PM
    Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Your eMachines ET1831-05 desktop is running "incredibly slow" for a number of reasons:

    1. It has a very weak single core processor.

    2. It has a very weak graphic device.

    3. It has only 3 GB of DDR2 RAM.
    (Note: It supports a maximum of 4 GB)

    4. Its hard drive is about 91% full.

    5. It is running the most system-hungry and feature-rich version of Windows 7 there is.
    (Note: It originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium, so the Windows 7 Ultimate in it is probably non-genuine)


    Its support site has no BIOS update, so I have no idea what you installed and where you obtained it from.

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