They said that the machine was running real slow and a friend said that they needed more memory. He put in another stick of memory and at some point noticed that the heat sink was real hot and that the fan wasn't turning. He replaced the fan but the machine has never booted up again. When the owner brought me the machine, I turned it on and the power supply came on but the cpu fan would not come on and it wouldn't boot. I removed the cpu fan/heatsink, removed the cpu and wiped the heat compound off and reapplied. I re-installed the heatsink/cpu fan but the machine still would not boot up. I have removed the heatsink/cpu several times and this heatsink is not covering the cpu fully. There is one beep when pushing on the start button. When pushing the button again to turn off, the cpu fan starts turning for few turns as the power is turned off. Does the one short beep mean anything? How can I tell if the cpu and/or motherboard is bad?
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You may have a virus, malware, adware, a browser hijacker, or pups (potentially unwanted programs).
A. If your computer will boot and you can operate it ok...
Download and install Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (Note: If you can\'t do the download on your machine, do it on a friend\'s, put them on a thumb drive, and install them from it). Then scan your computer with each program, and quarantine anything found.
B. If your computer won\'t boot, or can\'t operate properly after boot...
Tap F8 when you are booting, select "Safe Mode With Networking". Download and install Malwarebytes and Superantispyware (Note: If you can\'t do the download on your machine, do it on a friend\'s, put them on a thumb drive, and install them from it). Then scan your computer with each program, and quarantine anything found.
C. If this process finds malware, to keep stuff like that from coming back, I recommend you get the paid version of Malwarebytes.
You may need to check to make sure Windows XP was installed properly, if the computer had crashed, you can do a repair, I am a computer technician, and I can tell you, that replacing the power supply will not do that.
Replace the power supply - but before that - remove every card in the machine and remove the ram too - clean the end of the ram with a pencil eraser - reinstall. Clean the rest of the cards with a pencil eraser and reinstall. Blow all the dust from the machine with a can of AIR - get the power supply and fans real good - put it back together and if it works - fine - if not - replace the power supply. Gary
Did you discharge yourself of static electricity before touching the memory? Apparently static electricity can destroy memory. Also make sure the memory is correctly seated in the slot. Also check to see that everything inside the computer is properly connected. I have gone inside computers and have accidentally nudged something loose and as a result the unit would not work. Try a completely different memory stick than the ones you have now. These things are what I would investigate first.
Memory: Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700,DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. You may purchase here. This will give you the biggest speed increase.
CPU: I could not find specs for which cpus this motherboard supports. However, I had one of these same machines and succesffuly swapped out the celeron processor for a pentium 4 processor, 2.53 GHz. You should be safe finding a used processor on ebay that's a Pentium 4 2.2 GHz and it should work for you.
Your machine takes PC2100 memory modules and yes you should have more memory to run WindowsXP.
For an eMachine the best way to upgrade your memory is to contact eMachine directly and have them advise you or provide you wit memory to suit your needs because their motherboards are pretty specific to them and the specs as sold to you are not available to us.
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