Question about Acer Computers & Internet
I want to up grade the processor to pentium d 805, need to up date bios for this to work.No luck on Acer web site no luck with various other up date sites.
In the address bar, after launch, type information. Then select system information. Write down the bios info. Use it for a search. There is nothing about the bios on the support page for the Aspire SA80; they simply list drivers for the machine. No bios identifying information is provided for me to pursue a search. But, scurrying around, I hink the bios for the motherboard is at this address and that may be as updated as it gets. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=523&MenuID=1&LanID=0 You will find links to the mother board manual and bios there.
I think that is a Celeron D 336 with the motherboard manufactured by Company Elitegroup Computer Systems,ECS 661GX-M7 . The device drivers are available at http://acer.driversdown.com/acer-drivers/s_195_1.shtml
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Processor update..
The problem with Store bought PCs is that there is no way to tell how fast a proccessor you can safely put into one before it becomes overclocking, but in theory your exact motherboard should support an AMD Athlon X2 5800+ 1000 Mhz FSB. Now if your willing to take a risk, you could buy a 6400+ but be warned, the computer may not recognize it, or it may just underclock the proccessor, if the processor supports 800 Mhz FSB. I said the 1000 Mhz FSB because it can underclock to that speed, and also because they no longer offer 800 Mhz flavors at the sites i order from. Hope that helps.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
Well, a p4 ddr 266 usually has a cpu limit of 2.4 ghz, 400mhz bus. As for Essex, you can purchase those by looking for them online. As for the ram, ask Gateway the max ram limit (likely 1 gig) at 266mhz bus (pc2100). I did a little research online and I did not see any 300x with more than 1 gig or total ram. Look for 266 bus on your ram, (2x512), and a CPU at no higher than 2.6 at 400mhz bus (2.4 would likely be cheaper and may be more compatible, and you only lose 266 megahertz). Also, do not plan on making this into an uber-sweet gaming system. It was designed for basic computing. You can max the ram at a gig, drop a p4 2.4 in it, and add an add-in video card to beef up the graphics. You can play world of warcraft on it, but your framerates will be about 15-25 fps, and you can watch movies and shows, but you wont be impressed. Still, it makes for a great office machine, or drop a big fat EIDE hard drive in it and make it a file server. Also, you can squeeze a little more performance outta your hardware by running Windows 2000 rather than XP or Vista. 2k has less background junk eating up your cpu resources, and would likely perform more smoothly on the older hardware.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
Testimonial: "Direct answers to my questions. Easy to understand."
SOURCE: cpu upgrade , please help
When looking to see what processors a computer will support, try to find out what motherboard chipset is on the motherboard, and the processor socket.
The motherboard chipset is the;
1) Northbridge chip
2) Southbridge chip
[Chip and Chipset are slang terms for Integrated Circuit, or IC.
A Processor is one type of Integrated Circuit]
The Northbridge chip is responsible for handling the Processor, Ram Memory, and high-speed graphics, such as AGP, or PCI-Express.
Integrated graphics, or a graphics card installed in a PCI slot, is handled by the Southbridge chip. The slower capabilities of a computer are handled by the Southbridge chip.
This motherboard diagram may help further illustrate the above statements,
(You can also type,
1) Northbridge (computing)
2) Southbridge (computing)
in Wikipedia's search box to obtain more info )
How to find out what motherboard chipset the eMachines W3502 uses?
1) Go to the computer manufacturer's support website, and look under Specifications.
2) Download the free, tiny, program CPU-Z from CPUID.com
3) Download the free, tiny, program Belarc Advisor
Fortunately eMachines Support lists what the W3502 motherboard chipset is,
Chipset: ATI Radeon XPress 200
Now look for information on ATI's Radeon XPress 200 chipset.
For this we can go back to Wikipedia once more,
Reading the top sentence in the first paragraph you will note,
".......Pentium 4, Pentium D, and Celeron processors, ......using either a Socket 478 processor socket, or an LGA 775 processor socket."
What isn't stated in the first sentence is that it will also support Intel Core2 processors. That is stated on the right side of the page, in the information box under the subheading - CPU Supported
I wouldn't think anything higher than an older E4400, or E4500 though.
The E4400, and the E4500 use an 800MHz Front Side Bus. So does the E5300 Dual Core.
The information box states that processors with Up To a 1066MHz FSB are supported.
I just don't know if there is a BIOS update needed, or if a BIOS update is available, in case it's needed.
Needed to change the voltage, and multiplier, so that a processor with a 1066MHz FSB can be used.
The ATI XPress 200 motherboard chipset, on your eMachines W3502, will support an Intel Dual Core E5300.
Do Not forget to use anti-static precautions. Your body carries Static electricity. Static will fry out (Short circuit) computer hardware components.
A Processor is the most susceptible hardware component to static shock.
I would advise buying a cheap $6 ESD wrist strap, from some where like Radio Shack, or a similar store, and using it.
Clip the alligator clip to an unpainted surface of the metal frame, of the computer case. (Computer unplugged from power)
Barring this, make sure you touch the metal frame of the open computer case, before you reach inside. (Computer unplugged from power)
If you get up, and walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return touch the metal frame again.
Make Sure the top of the Processor's case is clean, and the bottom of the Heatsink.
I use an old credit card to scrape both surfaces as clean as I can, then follow with Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol.
Usually takes a few dipped Q-tips, as thermal paste is a gooey mess, and the alcohol takes time to break it down.
Isopropyl alcohol is also referred to as Rubbing Alcohol. 91 percent is best, but 70 percent will do. Nix on the 50 percent.
Isopropyl alcohol is Extremely Flammable! Use in a well ventilated area, with no sparks or flames present.
Use fresh, new thermal paste, never try to reuse old thermal paste, or a thermal pad. Thermal paste properties break down over time, and the thermal paste becomes more of an Insulator, than a Conductor.
Thermal pads are only good for taking off, and flying at the cat.
(Meooow! Hey watch it dude! You almost hit me with that!)
Thermal paste doesn't have to be Artic Silver 5. A good quality thermal paste, applied correctly, will get you down the road just fine. A 'Mom and Pop' computer repair shop, should have a one processor tube, for around $2.
You Should be okay with the same Heatsink/Fan combo, as the Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 puts out less heat than a Celeron D 352, or around the same amount.
Be sure the inside of the computer sparkles, as well as the Heatsink, processor fan, and the inside of the Power Supply. Use a can or two, of compressed air for computers.
(Celeron D's are not dual core processors. The Pentium D's are)
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks... really hepls..."
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 10, 2012 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet
Mar 30, 2012 | HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor PC...
Sep 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Sep 12, 2011 | HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop
Mar 22, 2011 | HP Pavilion a775c (A775CB) PC Desktop
Apr 18, 2017 | Foxconn 845GV4MR-ES...
Aug 03, 2009 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard
Apr 21, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
Dec 26, 2008 | DFI PE21-EL Motherboard
123 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: