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What is the correct order in which to install memory modules on a MCP61PM-GM motherboard inside a emachines ET1161 computer?

I found two memory modules installed: one in the purple slot closest to the CPU, next purple slot empty, another module in the next slot, orange or amber color and the last one empty. Is this right?

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the memory is dual channel, so you have to use matched memory for it to work 1gig in each slot if possible, check the 1 gigs and 512's to see if they run at the same bus speed, if they are not matched there is your problem try a gig and a 512 in slot 0 to see if it picks the memory up, also there is sometimes an option in the bios to dissable dual mode

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SOURCE: ECS MCP61PM-GM AM2 mATX Motherboard Wiring diagram

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YES, AM2 processors will work on AM2+ motherboards and AM2+ processors will work on AM2 motherboards. However, the operation of AM2+ processors on AM2 motherboards will be limited to the specifications of Socket AM2 (1 GHz HyperTransport 2.0, and one power plane for both cores and the IMC). This is taken from wikipedia

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Configuring a emachine motherboard

Hello here is the homepage:

Manual or tech guide is not to be found at the gateway site.
I don`t know why

I found a manual here:

Just select your windows system, and download the manual.
You will need adobe reader. to read the content.

This manual should be the same as your mainboard, but here could be a difference in the drivers.

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Apr 02, 2013 | Gateway MCP61PM-GM (4006254R) Motherboard

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Need wiringdiagram for an ET1161-05 with motherboard

1) Did you unplug it from power?

2) Did you FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions?

Anti-Static Precautions;
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer ON a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

3) A small primer if I may;

You press the Power On Button. The Power On Button is a plastic assembly, that has the Power On switch inside it.
The Power On Button presses the Power On switch.

Pressing the Power On switch BRIEFLY closes a circuit.
The Soft Power On circuit.
(The Power On switch is a Momentary Contact Switch)

{When the Power Supply, (Computer), is plugged into power, there is a constant 5 Volts present. (DC) The 5 Volt Standby power.
This is used for the Soft Power On circuit }

Briefly closing the Soft Power On circuit, 'excites' the Power Supply, and turns it on. (Almost sounds wrong in so many levels)
The first chipset (I.C.) to receive power is the BIOS chipset.

The Basic Input/Output System program is initialized. (BIOS)
BIOS looks to see what DEVICES are installed, does a Ram Memory count, turns the Processor on, and hands the computer over to the Operating System. (In this case Windows is the O/S)

Driver: A small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a DEVICE.

My thinking is the Device is the Harddrive.

Either the Power Supply, power cable is unplugged a little bit; and/or the data cable.

The eMachines ET1161-05 uses a SATA harddrive.
Serial ATA

Means it also uses a SATA power cable,

Note that between a SATA power cable's connector, and a SATA data cable's connector; the SATA power cable connector is Longer.

The SATA power cable connector has 15 contact pins.
The SATA data cable has 7-pins,

The SATA data cable connector that plugs into the SATA harddrive, is usually a 90 degree bent elbow connector.
The straight connector end plugs into the motherboard.

(Also note the L-shaped opening, in the SATA data cable connector, shown. The SATA power cable connector also has this L-shaped opening. Mates to the L-shaped connector on the motherboard, or harddrive; or SATA optical drive )

Just physically see if you can plug these connectors in tighter, on the harddrive. (Remember; Power unplugged; follow Anti-Static Precautions)

Also remove all Ram Memory modules. ('Stick')
Now reinstall them.
You may have one that is loose in it's ram memory slot.

Visually inspecting will NOT do. To be assured the Ram Memory module is seated tight in the ram memory slot, you have to remove, and reinstall.

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Every time I start my emachines et1161-01 the date says December 2007 with the wrong time why is this happening is there a battery that keeps the time and date correct

yes. on the motherboard you should see a silver round battery. You need to take it out and replace it. it's a CR2032 battery.

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Can this motherboard handle an am2+ socket? MCP61PM-GM

YES, AM2 processors will work on AM2+ motherboards and AM2+ processors will work on AM2 motherboards. However, the operation of AM2+ processors on AM2 motherboards will be limited to the specifications of Socket AM2 (1 GHz HyperTransport 2.0, and one power plane for both cores and the IMC). This is taken from wikipedia

Aug 05, 2011 | Gateway MCP61PM-GM (4006254R) Motherboard

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Have a motherboard in my computer that stopped working. It is MCP61PM-HM 2.2. I ordered a new motherboard only to find out that the one I ordered was MCP61PM-HM 1.0B. My question is are they compatible?

Seems like the 2.2 is a new version. It supports a
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  • The link below has the specs of your original MOBO...
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    Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: ECS MCP61PM-HM
    HP/Compaq name: Nettle-GL8E

    CPU/Processor Socket: AM2
    Supports the following processors:
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    Athlon 64 less than 4000+
    Sempron less than 4000+

    Front-side bus (FSB) 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s)

    Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

    BIOS features System BIOS core brand: Award
    Keyboard combination to used to enter BIOS: F10

    Form factor Micro-ATX: 9.6 in X 9.6 in

    Memory Dual channel memory architecture
    Four 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
    Supports PC-4200 (533 MHz), PC2-5300 (667 MHz), and PC-6400 (800 MHz) DDR2 DIMMs
    Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
    supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
    Supports up to 8 GB on 64 bit PCs
    Supports up to 4 GB* on 32 bit PCs

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    My emachinecomputer died model et1161

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    How to install memory for T3642 eMachine

    eMachines T3642 Computer takes the PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs. Supports Dual Channel DDR2. Memory Type, and comes installed with 1.0 GB = 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your eMachines eMachines T3642 Computer to up to a maximum of 2.0 GB Memory, the system has 2 sockets to install Memory, already with 1.0 GB = 512 MB (removable) + 512 MB (removable) standard Memory installed. For best Computer performance use the maximum amount of allowed Memory per slot for your Computer.

    1. Place the computer power switch in the "off " position and disconnect the AC power cord.
    2. Remove the computer top cover following the instructions in the model-specific owner manual.
    3. Before touching any electronic components, make sure you first touch an unpainted, grounded metal object to discharge any static electricity stored on your clothing or body.
    4. Locate the memory expansion sockets on the computer motherboard. If all the sockets are full, remove smaller capacity modules to allow room for higher capacity modules.
    5. The ejector tabs shown in the illustration are used to remove a module. By pushing outward on the ejector tabs, the module will pop-up from the socket and it can then be removed.
    6. Handle your new module carefully; do not flex or bend the module. Always grasp the module by its edges.
    7. For most installations, DDR modules can be installed in any available expansion slot. Other installations may require the memory to be installed in a particular sequence based on the modules capacity. Check your owner manual to determine the correct installation sequence for your configuration.
  • Insert the module into an available expansion socket. Note how the module is keyed to the socket. This ensures the module can be plugged into the socket one way only. Firmly press the module into position, making certain the module is completely seated in the socket. The ejector tabs at each end of the socket will automatically snap into the locked position. Repeat this procedure for any additional modules you are installing. install_ddr.gif 8. Once the module or modules have been installed, the computer top cover can be reinstalled.
    9. Plug in the AC power cord and reinstall any cables disconnected during the installation process.
    10. Turn on the computer and follow the instructions in your computer owner manual that describe the steps necessary to allow your computer to recognize the newly installed memory.
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