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PCI socket on 4 yr old emachine

I'm trying to find out what graphics card will work on my emachine D2685. The sockets have a long bank, gap, short bank, working from the external side in. I've looked at GeForce cards the they have a short bank, long, then short. What kind of card should I be looking for?

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Here are the specs to your machine:
http://www.emachines.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=D-Series&model=D2685
click the specs tab. It seems you have only PCI slots in thos machine, so you cannot use an AGP card (the other type you may have seen). Video cards are clearly marked PCI or AGP.
Does this machine not have a built in video port already? Or do you just want to upgrade?

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Hello here are the homepage:

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/emac/product/default.aspx?modelId=1581

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A PCI-E graphic card, can be bought in a computer store or online.

Does the pc boot at all ???

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What cpu will my mb support


http://www.fixya.com/support/t17051839-gateway_e210882_motherboard_specs

'Always learning'

What a commendable trait to have Mr.Valle. I respect that.

[When you are a member, just click on anyone's user name to view their account. I have been here over 3 years, and am an ex-expert moderator, is how I know ]

This solution is going to be rather long, I hope you can put up with me.

1) Was not aware that Gateway has an e210882 mobo.
(MOtherBOard)
Thought that was an Intel motherboard made especially for Dell.

Things we learn,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-eMachines-T5086-LGA775-Intel-Desktop-Motherboard-I-O-E210882-PERFECT-/300874674719?pt=Motherboards&hash=item460d87321f

Also lists it for the eMachines T5086 desktop computer, too.
My intel states the eMachines T5086 uses an Intel D945GCL motherboard.
Hmmm,....................

In the link above scroll the page down to the Specifications.

Two things to note here;

A) Processor socket
B) Motherboard chipset

The processor (CPU) socket is an Intel LGA 775 socket.
Also known as the Socket T,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_T

The motherboard chipset is just listed as - Chipset.
The motherboard chipset is an Intel 915G,

Here we see the Intel 915G chipset ONLY supports Single-Core
Intel processors.
Intel Pentium 4, and Intel Celeron D.

The Intel Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor, as the D suffix may seem to imply,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celeron_D#Celeron_D

"The Intel Celeron D processor works with the Intel 845 and 865 chipset families.
The D suffix actually has no official designation, and does not indicate that these models are dual-core.

It is used simply to distinguish this line of Celeron from the previous, lower performing Northwood and Willamette series, and also from the mobile series, the Celeron M (which also uses 3xx model numbers)

Unlike the Pentium D, the Celeron D is NOT a dual core processor."

Supports Intel Pentium 4, and Intel Celeron D processors; that have either a 533MegaHertz Front Side Bus; or an 800MHz FSB.

And use the LGA 775 processor socket,

A) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_.2890.C2.A0nm.29_2

B) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Celeron_microprocessors#Celeron_D_.28single-core.29

[Note* MT/s is MegaTransfers per Second.
Thought to be a more accurate method of measuring, than using the MegaHertz method. MHz.

[ Incidentally;
Mega = approximately 1 Million.
Giga = approximately 1 Billion.
Hertz stands for Cycles per Second.
Named after a man with the last name of Hertz.

A Processor (CPU), that is stated to operate at 2.4GHz, is the same thing as stating it will operate at 2400MHz.

2400 Million Cycles per Second.
Has a frequency rate ('Speed') of 2400 Million Cycles per Second ]

That is for CPU support.

As for graphics card support, let's go back to the Ebay link, and click on a photo.........

Immediately above the specifications are photos. One large main photo, and 5 smaller views.
I invite you to click on the Top small view, and the one to the Right.
Picture 2 of 5.

Here you see the two White - PCI expansion slots.
Motherboard mounted in the computer case, the long Black expansion slot above them; is a PCI Express x16 slot.

Below them is a Black - PCI Express x1 slot.

The expansion slot you want to use for a graphics card, is the PCI Express x16 slot.

When the PCI Express technology first came out, it wasn't even named PCI Express yet.
Upgrade versions through the years are;

PCI Express 1.0a
PCI Express 1.1
PCI Express 2.0
PCI Express 2.1
,and presently it is PCI Express 3.0

How to know which PCI Express technology, is used for your motherboard?
Simple. Look at the motherboard chipset.
Looking back at the Intel 915G chipset again,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4.2FPentium_D.2FPentium_EE_chipsets

Here we see it was brought out in June of 2004.
The PCI Express 1.1 technology did not come out, until 2005,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_1.1

This means to me, your motherboard utilizes the PCI Express 1.0a technology.
Since it was on the cusp of development, I'll bet it is actually based on the PCI Express 1.1 technology, though.

PCI Express 2.0 and PCI-Express 2.1; are Backward Compatible, with PCI Express 1.1

Stated another way;
A motherboard utilizing the PCI Express 1.1 technology, will support a graphics card based on the PCI Express 2.0 technology, or PCI Express 2.1 technology.

"PCIe 2.0 motherboard slots are fully backward compatible with PCIe v1.x cards.

PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1.

Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v2.0 will work with the other being v1.1 or v1.0a."

[ v = Version ]

You will not get the full capability of the PCI Express 2.0 graphics card, or PCI Express 2.1 graphics card.

Will you notice? Doubt it unless you plan on running the newer intensive games. Your processor won't support them anyhow.

[ A graphics card has it's own Processor, and ram memory.
The Graphics Processing Unit {GPU}, and graphics memory.

Doesn't need to borrow from the system resources; the Processor and Ram Memory on the motherboard. (System resources)

However, the graphics information still needs to pass through the Processor. This can be a 'bottleneck', if the processor can't keep up.

Also;
I just stopped using a Gateway 7200X, whose motherboard has an Intel 915G motherboard chipset.
I was using an ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics card on it.

The ATI Radeon HD5450 is based on the PCI Express 2.1 technology.

Not really a graphics card to 'write home to Mom about'.
I am using two monitors at once though, and it supports my Adobe Photoshop 7 really well.

( HP 2009m - 20 inch widescreen LCD monitor, and an
RCA L26HD31, HDTV as a second monitor. A 26 inch HDTV ]

So you know that your motherboard will support a PCI Express graphics card, based on either the PCI-E 2.0 technology, or PCI-E 2.1 technology.

(The PCI Express slot has a Lock on one end. It looks as though you GENTLY press down, to install a graphics card.
This = No.
You Gently lift UP on the Lock a little )

The next thing you need to be concerned with, is what the Power Requirement for the graphics card is.

This should be stated in the System Requirement section, of the information about the specifications of the graphics card.

Be aware however, that the Wattage stated is for a COMPLETE computer system, and not the graphics card alone.

For example;
States 400 Watts.
Means power needed for a gamer type motherboard, the CPU, Ram Memory, optical drive/s, and fans.

The graphics card manufacturer builds a computer test system, based on the best hardware components.

This way they will know the power requirement they have stated, will work.

Still don't know of any graphics card's out there, that use more than 150 Watts by themselves. However I may be 'out of touch'.

Your motherboard probably needs 85 Watts.
Each ram memory module uses about 15 watts.

CD/DVD drive about 25 watts.
EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

If ALL of the LED lights were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt, and are not worth worrying about when determining wattage usage.

You'll have to look your CPU up by it's spec's, and see what the Maximum Wattage used is.
This is under the heading -> TDP
Thermal Design Point.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
If you need me to clarify any of the statements above, post back in a Comment.

Regards,
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Need emachines T3304 motherboard connection diagram


The eMachines T3304 Desktop PC uses an FIC K8MC51G motherboard.

First International Computers { Inc}

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/motherboards/socket754/fick8mc51g.shtml

http://support.gateway.com/s//MOTHERBD/FIC/105554/105554nv.shtml

Click on Product Views, then on - M-Front Panel Connector

The plastic front of your eMachines is the Front Panel.

The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.
Sometimes abbreviated as F_PANEL, or FP1.

Looking at the motherboard installed in the computer case, the Front Panel header is at the Bottom/Right.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/FIC/105554/105554mvr4.shtml

The above link shows the pinout, of the Front Panel header.
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It is the Second header over from the bottom/right side.
The pins are numbered.

Starting on the TOP row, from the RIGHT side going towards the LEFT;
Pins 10, 8, 6, 4, and 2

Starting on the BOTTOM row, from the RIGHT side going towards the LEFT;
Pins 9, 7, 5, 3, and 1.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive Activity LED light.
The LED light that blinks when the harddrive is in use, or active.

Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the LED is dim when operating, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch (Button), IF a Reset switch is used.


C) Pin 9 is for 5 Volt power. I believe if memory serves, that it is ONLY used by the factory.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 2 is for the Positive wire. ( + )
If the Power On LED light is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

F) Pin 10 is N/C. Not Connected.
(Note it states - Key
It shows you where the pins are. What order they should be by the missing pin)

The FIC K8MC51G motherboard;

1) Has a Socket 754 processor socket.
AMD processors fit in this processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_754

2) The motherboard chipset is an Nvidia C51.
It is part of the GeForce 6 series, and more specifically, the GeForce 6100 series,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_6_Series#GeForce_6100_and_6150_series_chip_specifications

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_6_.286xxx.29_series

Using this knowledge you can see what Processors are supported, and what Ram Memory is supported, (And how much)

AMD Sempron, or AMD Athlon 64 processors, with up to a 1000MHz Front Side Bus. (FSB) { That fit in a Socket 754 processor socket)

DDR Sdram ram memory that is 200MHz up to 400MHz.
(PC2100, or PC2700, {333MHz}, or PC3200)

{184-pins. 92 on each side}

OR,

DDR2 Sdram ram memory that is 400MegaHertz up to 1066MHz.
(PC2-3200, or PC2-4200/4300, or PC2-5300, or PC2-6400, or PC2-8500)

{240 pins. 120 on each side}

Your motherboard uses DDR Sdram. (184 pins. 92 on each side)

Maximum TOTAL Amount is 2GigaByte. (2GB)
Maximum Amount for EACH ram slot is 1GB.

3) Has one PCI-Express x16 slot for a PCI-Express graphics card.

The PCI-Express technology used for the motherboard is
PCI-Express 1.1

HOWEVER, you can use a PCI-Express graphics card that is based on the PCI-Express 2.0 technology.

PCI-Express 2.0 is Backward Compatible, with PCI-Express 1.1

You just will Not get the full capability of a PCI-Express 2.0 graphics card.
Will you notice? No

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Absolutely!

The Ethernet port on your eMachines is part of the motherboard.
It is attached directly to the motherboard.

The eMachines T3626 Desktop PC, is supposed to use an
ECS MCP61-P (AM2) motherboard. (Cannot verify)
(Elitegroup Computer Systems. (AM2) refers to the processor socket )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MotherBoard-eMachines-T3626-T5062-T5234-W3622-/320528791641

(Also scroll down for a larger photo of the motherboard )

The Ethernet port is in the group signified by the letter A, on the left.
The group signified by the letter A, is in the I/O area.

Input/Output area. This is where Input, and Output devices are attached, TO the motherboard. (Using the motherboard's chipset)

Now look down the motherboard, to the two long white slots.
These are PCI slots. Signified by the letter I ( i )
If one of these slots is not being used, plug in an Ethernet Card, that is PCI.

If both of these PCI slots are being used, use the small white slot above them, signified by the letter H.

This is a PCI-Express x1 slot. If it is available, use it.
Use an Ethernet Card designed to fit, in a PCI-Express x1 slot.

Example;

PCI Ethernet Adapter Card,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=771339&CatId=1175

PCI-Express x1 Ethernet Adapter Card,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833106033

[ Note*
The PCI-Express x16 slot that you have, (Orange in color, above the white PCI-Express x1 slot), is for a graphics card.

It is ONLY for a graphics card.
The PCI-Express x1 slot is NOT used for a graphics card ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
(If you would like the proper procedure for installing a Ethernet Adapter Card, in your eMachines T3626, also state in a Comment)

Regards,
joecoolvette

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1) Motherboard Diagram, (Proper computer speak for motherboard is Mainboard. I just use Mobo.
MOtherBOard)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

2) Soyo SY-KT400 Dragon Ultra - motherboard diagram,

http://techreport.com/articles.x/4139


CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
The 'Brain' of the computer.

The Processor sits in a processor socket.
The processor socket for the Soyo SY-KT400 is a Socket A. Also known as Socket 462.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_462


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

The motherboard chipset for the Soyo SY-KT400 is the VIA KT400 - Northbridge chip, and the VIA VT8235 - Southbridge chip.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A


The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of the computer.

The Northbridge chip determines what Processors can be supported, what Ram Memory can be supported, and High-Speed graphics.

High-Speed graphics being AGP and PCI Express, not a graphics card installed in a PCI slot, nor Integrated Graphics.

The Processor communicates with the Northbridge chip through the Front Side Bus. (FSB)
Think of the FSB as an 'Information Highway'.

The Northbridge chip communicates TO the Southbridge chip through the Internal Bus.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of the computer.

The Southbridge chip handles IDE, SATA, USB, Ethernet, Integrated Graphics, and the PCI bus.
(As in a graphics card installed in a PCI expansion slot, for one example)

Also handles information from the Super I/O chipset.
The Soyo SY-KT400 - Super I/O chipset is a VIA VT1211

There are 5 PCI slots. All connected to the PCI bus, which is connected to the Super I/O chipset.


Click on this link,

http://techreport.com/articles.x/4139/2

Scroll down a little bit to the photo of the Soyo SY-KT400 motherboard.

A) At the top middle is the Processor socket. White in color, rectangular in shape, square hole in the middle, and socket holes on it.

To the immediate left of the Processor socket are 8 Electrolytic Capacitors in a row.
These capacitors are Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors. (Used all over the motherboard)

These particular 8 are part of the motherboard voltage regulator circuit.
Specifically, voltage regulation for the Processor.

B) To the right of the Processor socket are three long Black Ram Memory slots. (Proper computer speak for Slot, is Bank. 3 Ram Memory Banks)

C) The Blue and the White connectors to the right of the Ram Memory slots are IDE connectors.
One for the Harddrive, the other one for the optical drive/s.

D) Underneath the Processor is the Northbridge chip. There is a clear fan sitting on it.

E) The large square Black chip with VIA on it, below the Ram Memory slots, and to the right of the purple PCI slots, is the Southbridge chip.

F) The 5 purple long slots are PCI expansion slots.

G) To the right of the bottom purple PCI slot is the CMOS battery.

H) Above the purple PCI slots is a brown AGP slot.
Uses AGP 8X graphics cards

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What are the parts of the motherboard?


1) Let's start with the 'Brain'. The Processor:

The Processor sits in a Processor socket on the motherboard.
The socket will match the particular Processor that is used.

On the older computers, the different Processor manufacturers often used the same type of processor socket, for their Processors.
As computer technology evolved, the different processor manufacturers started using a processor socket that only matched their particular Processors.

Now only AMD processors will fit in an AMD processor socket.
Same for Intel, and the same for VIA.

2) Ram Memory:
Ram Memory comes in a Module. Often referred to as 'Stick'
The Ram Memory modules sit down in a ram Slot.
Correct computer speak is Bank. Each slot is a Bank.

Ram Memory modules are specific in the number of contact pins on the bottom of them.
(Gold plated contact pins)

SDR Sdram, often just referred to as Sdram, has 168 contact pins. 82 on each side.
(Single Data Rate Sdram {Sychronous Dynamic Random Access Memory)
The bottom of the ram memory module also has Two Locating Notches.

DDR Sdram has 184 contact pins. 92 on each side. One Locating Notch

DDR2 Sdram has 240 contact pins. 120 on each side. One Locating Notch

DDR3 Sdram has 240 contact pins. 120 on each side. The Locating notch is in a different place than the DDR2 Sdram ram module.


3) Expansion slots:

An add-in card is a small circuit board. This can refer to a,

A) Graphics Card, (Graphics Adapter Card, or also known as Video Adapter Card)
B) A Modem Card (Again, > adapter has been dropped off)
C) A Sound Card (Audio) {Adapter has been dropped off)
D) Ethernet Card
Or a number of other technologies used.

The add-in card is inserted into the appropriate expansion slot.


4) Motherboard Chipset:
Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit.

The motherboard chipset consists of the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip.

[NOTE*
This does not apply to new technology used for the Intel Core i3. i5, i7, and i9 processors ]

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of the computer

The Northbridge chip supports;
A) What Processor is used.
B) What Ram Memory is used
C) High-speed graphics.

{High-speed graphics is considered to be AGP, or PCI-Express. Not a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, nor Integrated Graphics }

The Southbridge chip supports the slower capabilities of the computer.

D) Any add-in card inserted into a PCI slot
E) Integrated Graphics
F) IDE (PATA) and SATA harddrives
G) USB ports
H) Data coming from the Super I/O chip, and it's associated hardware connected to it.

(The Northbridge chip is connected to the Southbridge chip by the Front Side Bus. {FSB}
Think of the FSB as an 'Information Highway'.

Data {Information} is transferred to the Northbridge from the Southbridge, and to the Southbridge from the Northbridge, via the FSB.

The Southbridge chip is connected to the Super I/O chip by the Internal Bus.

Motherboard Diagram;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

(CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short. It Does Not refer to the computer as a unit)

This shows a typical motherboard, and refers to the different parts of it,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Acer_E360_Socket_939_motherboard_by_Foxconn.svg

I invite you to type the following terms in the search box on Wikipedia, and learn more about the parts of the Motherboard, and the technology of the different parts of the motherboard, and the associated hardware that goes on the motherboard,

1) CPU socket
2) Bus (computing)
3) Expansion Card
3) AGP
4) PCI Express
5) BIOS
6) Northbridge (computing)
7) Southbridge (computing)
8) GPU
9) Harddrive
10) Sata
11) Integrated Drive Electronics
12) Motherboard
Also click on any word, or term in blue in the page/s, and click on the links at the bottom.

This may help to understand the different parts of a Motherboard, (Mainboard), also,

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/motherboard.htm


http://computer.howstuffworks.com/

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