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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chaser8301, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. chaser8301

    chaser8301 Thread Starter

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    i want to update my processor go from a dual core to a quad core is that possible?
     
  2. chaser8301

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    heres info on my coputer

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 255 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 16383 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520, -2048 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 939431 MB, Free - 803277 MB;
    Motherboard: eMachines, ET1331
    Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
     
  3. black-wolf

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    I haven't found much info on the mobo that is in that computer. The best thing to do is contact emachines and ask. These type of computers usually are limited as to what upgrading can be done.

    You would be better off selling it and putting the money towards a new computer. I know that this is not what you want to hear, but emachines is extremely low end. Also any upgrading that you would do will probably mean a new PSU.
     
  4. TheShooter93

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    In an eMachines desktop, I highly doubt that you can upgrade to a quad-core processor.

    If you're looking for that significant of a performance boost (for gaming, etc), you should probably sell that machine and custom build a new one.
     
  5. ThePCguy95

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    This is somewhat irrelevant, but what is 16Gb of ram doing in a computer with that CPU?

    And I also doubt you could upgrade it.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. Combined with the question about a quad-core processor, I assume the OP likes gaming.

    Hence my comment about it in my last post.
     
  7. ThePCguy95

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    Yeah, that would make sense, but most games still don't even use over 4Gb..

    I just found something, and can confirm it will not run anything more than 2 cores.
     
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    Yet you have 16GB of DDR3 RAM in your build?

    Better be using that for video editing then. :D
     
  9. ThePCguy95

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    I do, well, I don't but my sister does, I only had 6gb at first but she needed it for video and music editing so i did it because it didn't cost too much to upgrade it.

    I also use it for Virtual machines for software design and testing. It is nice to be able to run 4 Windows 7 Installs at the same time... :D
     
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