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I'm trying to find what kind of motherboard I have. Can you help me find the motherboard model information.

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Re: motherboard and processor

When you first boot up, hit "pause" at the post screen, and you'll see the motherboard and model number somewhere on there.

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Motherboard sketch with labels

I would like you to post the model number of the eMachines desktop computer.
Post in a Comment.
Then I will give you EXACT information.
Chipsets, processor socket, and all. Tell you what the various expansion slots are, what Ram Memory, etc.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.
Need a pinout?

If you are just looking for generic information, well here;

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The I.C, or chipset for graphics, is the graphics chipset, or

This is a Motherboard Diagram,

CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

The Front Side Bus, or FSB, connects the Processor to the Northbridge chip.
Think of the Front Side Bus as the 'Information Highway'.

The Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip, is the motherboard chipset.

Now this is in reference to a motherboard, that does Not support the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors.
Different technology.

The Northbridge handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
The Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.

AGP and PCI Express are high-speed graphics.
A PCI graphics card plugged into a PCI expansion slot, is NOT high-speed graphics.

The Northbridge chip is connected to the Southbridge chip, through the Internal Bus.
The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of a computer.
Anything connected to the;
IDE bus
SATA bus
USB bus
Ethernet bus
Audio (Sound)

The Southbridge chip is connected to the Super I/O chip, through the LPC bus.
You can see what the Super I/O chip handles.

More detail?
Put this in the Wikipedia search bar, one at a time, and read;
Front Side Bus
Northbridge (computing)
Internal Bus
Southbridge (computing)
Super I/O

Anything you see in blue you can click on, to get more information about it.

A motherboard example;

The AsRock K7VT4A motherboard uses a;
VIA KT400A - Northbridge chip,
VIA 8235 - Southbridge chip

Using this knowledge you can start to determine what Processors it will support (use), what Ram Memory it will support, and so on.

More info on Motherboards,

As I stated previously. If you want more information on your eMachines motherboard, state the Model Number.
(Some examples, T1090, W2260, E4264 )

State in a Comment.

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go to the site of the maker of ur laptop,there u will see support and driver, go there select ur laptop model and ur operating system and download ur vga driver

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Specific specs for my Dell Dimension 2400 PC

Look at the SERVICE TAG on the back of the DELL computer.
Enter that unique(!) code on the manufacturer's web-site:

and you'll get _exact_ information about the "as-shipped" inventory of parts in your DELL computer.

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Evo d510 small form factor with 1.79ghz processor what other size of processor can i put in

The Compaq Evo D510's motherboard has a Socket 478 processor socket, and uses an Intel 845G motherboard chipset.

This is information on the Socket 478 processor socket,

As you can see the processor socket has the holes, while the processor has the pins.
478 socket holes.

Only Intel processors that fit into a Socket 478 processor socket, can be used.
Intel Celeron or Pentium 4.

Motherboard Chipset:
The motherboard chipset consists of the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip.
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit.

The Northbridge chip handles the high-speed processes, while the Southbridge handles the low speed processes of a computer.

The Northbridge handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and any high speed graphics.

(AGP and PCI Express being high-speed graphics.
Any graphics adapter card inserted into a PCI slot, or Integrated Graphics {On-Board), is a slow speed process. Handled by the Southbridge chip)

[CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, or for short - Processor)

This is information about the Intel 845G chipset,

Scroll down on the left until you come to -
Read across.

The Nothrbridge chip is the Intel 82845G.
The Southbridge chip is the Intel ICH4.

As you can read looking across, and at the top of the chart, the 845G will support processors with;

1) Celeron, Celeron D, and Pentium 4 processors.

2) Up to a 533MHz FSB. (533MegaHertz Front Side Bus)

(Pentium 4 processors are better than Celeron.
The Celeron was designed as a budget processor.
'Celey's' generally have half of the L2 cache, that a comparable Pentium 4 has)

I felt listing this information in this manner, would help you can make an informed decision, as to what processors are compatible with the Evo D510 motherboard, instead of just stating, "Get this processor".

I will include a link of a website I found some time ago, that sells Pentium 4's with these parameters, at a very reasonable cost.

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I have intel pentium celeron 1.70ghz 256mb ddr ram, i wana upgrade it to P4, i got 8284g motherboard

8284G tells me nothing unless I want to hazard a guess, and I don't.
I like to post factual information.

8284G could be a pre-built computer manufacturer number on a label, that is stuck upon the motherboard manufacturer's printed model number, on the motherboard.

All pre-built computers have their motherboards made by a motherboard manufacturer, they do not make their own.

Or it could be a printed model number on the motherboard, but refers to the pre-built computer manufacturer model number, that they wanted printed on. Printed on for them by the motherboard manufacturer.

It could be a reference to a part number on a chip of the motherboard. An Intel 8284g which is a graphics controller chip. (Chip and chipset are slang terms for Integrated Circuit, or IC)

However though, the Intel 8284G graphics controller chipset is usually used in conjunction with the Intel i845 chipset family.
(845, 845E, 845GL, 845G, 845GE, 845PE, and 845GV)

The Intel i845 chipset family supports Intel processors that have up to a 400MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (400MHz FSB), and some of the Intel i845 chipsets will support processors with up to a 533MHz FSB.

So now let's look at the Intel Celeron 1.7GHz processor,

1) Based on the Willamette-128 Core
2) Based upon the 180Nanometer architecture. (180nm)
3) Uses a 400MHz FSB
4) Uses 1.7 Volts (DC)
5) Uses the Socket 478 processor socket. (Processor has 478 pins, processor socket has 478 socket holes)

Based upon the processor information, and processor information only, you could use an Intel Pentium 4 that has a maximum frequency rate of 2.0GHz, and uses a Socket 478 processor socket.
I also believe it should be based upon the Willamette Core. Reasoning is that the Willamette Core Intel Pentium 4 processors, use 1.75 volts.

The next generation of Intel Pentium 4's are based upon the Northwood Core, and the 130nm architecture.
They use 1.475 to 1.525 Volts.

I don't know if you would install one of these Intel Pentium 4 processors, and your BIOS would automatically recognize it, and set the voltage to match. If not, the processor would burn up due to too much voltage.

What would you gain if you installed a Pentium 4 2.0GHz processor?

Intel Pentium 4's have twice the cache that a comparable Celeron does.

Cache. Crude explanation:

You are writing a thesis, and you need more information. The information is located in books, which are in the basement in a box, and there is no light in the basement.

Down you go with a flashlight in hand, locate the box, and look through the books until you find the book you need.
Back upstairs you open the book, and find the page/s you need for your information.

You find that not all the information you need is located in that book, and back downstairs in the basement you go, flashlight in hand.

OR, you press a few keys on your keyboard, of the computer in front of you, and have your information is seconds.

Low cache is the basement scenario.
Large cache is the computer scenario.

The processor cache is a small memory area for the processor. It operates at the same frequency rate as the processor, therefore it is the fastest memory area available for the processor. It is also the first memory area the processor 'sees'.

Ram memory is next, followed by the harddrive. The harddrive is slower due to it being a mechanical device. (SSD or Solid State harddrives are faster than the mechanical IDE and SATA harddrives. Still not as fast as Ram Memory though)

The .3GHz increase, and the cache increase will be a slightly noticeable difference.
Enough to "Write home to mom about?"
Nope. Not IMHO.

You probably won't notice any increase when on the internet, or doing school/business work.
You differently won't notice any real increase when gaming.

To summarize:
The amount spent, and the time looking, for an Intel Pentium 4 processor that is 2.0GHz, and based upon the Willamette Core, just won't be worth your trouble.
Unless someone just gives you one.

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The model number is printed on a sticker on the board near RAM slots (typical, but may also be elsewhere).

As for the manual, the e-machines has the following information on this site. Drivers can be found here.

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you can download everest free edition on major geek website

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