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Installing new cpu on a emachine


According to the specs I have Serena, the eMachines eTower 633i Desktop PC, uses a TriGem Cognac motherboard.

[TriGem is the manufacturer, Cognac is the model.
Note it is Not the TriGem Cognac+ ]

http://www.motherboards.org/mobot/motherboards_d/Trigem/Cognac/

Specifications. (You can click on the photo to enlarge)

PDF motherboard manual,

http://www.elhvb.com/mboards/TriGem/manuals/index.html

Click on - Cognac - in the left side of the list.

Going back to the Motherboards.org page;
(Nothing like upside down photo information, and the motherboard is turned 90 degrees to the Right, to how it actually sits in your computer case )

The processor socket is a Socket 370,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_370

Used for Intel Pentium III processors, and intel 'Celey' processors.

(Excuse me......Celeron.
An Intel Pentium III processor has TWICE the L2 cache, that a comparable Intel Celeron has.
The cache for a Processor is a small memory area for the Processor.

It is the First memory the Processor accesses.
The Ram Memory is second, and the Harddrive is third.
More cache for a Processor makes it more faster )

The motherboard chipset is an Intel 810.

The Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, is an Intel 82810.
The Southbridge chip is an Intel 82801AA, or an Intel 82801AB.
(Intel ICH, or Intel ICH0 )

Looking at the chart, and reading across, you can see what the Intel 810 motherboard chipset supports;

1) Processors: Intel Celeron, or Intel Pentium II, or Intel Pentium III.

2) Processor Front Side Bus: (FSB) 66MegaHertz, or 100MHz.

3) SDR Sdram ram memory at 100Megahertz.

[Single Data Rate Sdram is often just referred to as Sdram.

Erroneous.
Double Data Rate Sdram is also Sdram (DDR Sdram)
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
So is DDR2 Sdram, and DDR3 Sdram ]

Also referred to as PC100.

So when looking for a CPU you look for;

1) Fits in a Socket 370 processor socket.
Yep. The best is going to be an Intel Pentium III.

2) Has a FSB of 100MHz.

Hmmm,............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_III_microprocessors#.22Coppermine.22_.28180_nm.29

Scroll down.

Pentium III 1100.

Maximum frequency rate ('Speed') is 1.1GHz (1100MHz)
Front Side Bus = 100MHz
Uses a Socket 370 processor socket.
Part Number = RB80526PY005256
sSpec Number = SL5QW

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium-III/TYPE-Pentium%20III%20%28Coppermine%29.html

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium-III/Intel-Pentium%20III%201100%20-%20RB80526PY005256%20%28BX80526F1100256%29.html

In the top header -
Specifications / Pictures (1) / CPU ID (1) / Comments (1),
click on Pictures (1)

You can click on the photo to enlarge.
256MegaByte of L2 cache. (256MB)

A comparable Celeron would have 128MB of L2 cache.

http://www.recycledgoods.com/products/Intel-SL5QW-PIII-Processor-1100-256-100-1.75V.html

http://www.impactcomputers.com/sl5qw.html

[ Don't forget to follow Anti-Static Precautions.
Clean the bottom of the Heatsink THOROUGHLY, and the top of the Processor if it needs it. (I always do anyway)

PROPERLY apply fresh, new Thermal Paste.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 26, 2012 | E-Machines etower 633is PC Desktop

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Compaq system board 686,0MB (320756) board manual


That's an old mainboard (Motherboard), used in a Compaq Presario 5716 desktop computer. (And perhaps a few other Compaq Presario's)

1) Uses a Slot 1 (Intel) processor slot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slot_1

2) Maximum Intel Slot 1 processor that can be used, is an Intel Pentium III, with a 100MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (100MHz FSB)
Maximum frequency rate for the processor is 700MHz.
('Speed')

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium-III/TYPE-Pentium%20III%20%28Katmai%29.html

(Scroll the page down)

3) Ram memory is SDR Sdram at 100MHz. Or also known as PC-100. (168 pin. 82 on each side. Two Locating Notches on bottom. Commonly just known as Sdram, but that is a misnomer)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC100

Maximum TOTAL Amount of ram memory is 384MegaByte.
Maximum Amount for each ram memory slot is 128MB.
There are 3 ram memory slots.

4) Do not know what the jumper settings on the motherboard are.

5) Do not know what the Front Panel header pinout is.

6) Can run Windows XP Home Edition, but do not expect a world of performance.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 10, 2012 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Looking to build using hp 5716 case. need to know where to find out what mb will fit case.


The size of a motherboard, is the Motherboard Form Factor.

I'm willing to bet the Presario 5716 uses the Micro-ATX form factor, but could be wrong, and it could be the ATX form factor.

I base this belief on the factor, that I think the Presario 5716 uses a Mid Tower size of computer case.

The motherboard Micro-ATX form factor size, is 9.6 inches by 9.6 inches.
(9.6 inches is about 9 and 5/8th's inches.
5/8th's of an inch = .625)
Metric conversion for the above is 244mm by 244mm)

The ATX form factor size is 9.6 inches by 12 inches. (244mm by 305mm)

Inside the computer case is a Support Plate. The Support Plate, is what the motherboard screws down to.
Sometimes it's a separate piece, but for the Presario 5716 it's probably riveted to the case.

Looking at the Support Plate, you may notice the abbreviations mATX, and ATX by the motherboard mounting holes on the Support Plate.

mATX standing for Micro-ATX, and ATX standing for the ATX motherboard size.
This will be more readily spotted with the motherboard removed.

If so you can use either form factor of motherboard. You may Not be able to reuse the I/O plate, (I/O Shield), at the rear of the computer case. (Input/Output shield - plate)

The shiny rectangular, thin piece of metal, that covers the I/O ports. (Examples: Mouse, Keyboard, and Monitor to name a few I/O ports)

This rectangular plate pops out with a BIT of persuasion. The new motherboard should come with it's own matching I/O Shield.

WARNING!

The inside edges of the computer case, where the I/O Shield is mounted, are SHARP!! Use extreme caution, and perhaps gloves to remove the I/O Shield.

Once the old I/O Shield is removed, it is readily apparent of how to install the new one, and could avoid possible confusion of me trying to explain here.

Sometimes the I/O Shield that comes with the new motherboard is not a direct replacement, as to fitting in the existing rectangular hole, in the computer case.
In this instance, a little modification is in order to the computer case.
(IF so, remember to smooth the edges with a file)

This link to Wikipedia explains the motherboard form factor pretty well, and also has photos, and charts,

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

(You can click on any photo to enlarge it. There is a chart at the bottom of the page)

Now you know,

A) Motherboard Form Factor
You can measure the old motherboard for it's size, and know what form factor it is.

B) Support Plate, and the mATX, and ATX designations that may be stamped, or printed near the motherboard mounting holes, on the Support Plate.

If the old motherboard is not obtainable, you can look for the above designations, to see what motherboard form factors apply.

You can also use a tape measure, and measure the distance in-between the mounting holes, and obtain a rough guess.
It won't be that rough a guess, when differentiating between 9.6 inches, and 12 inches.

C) When looking at a website that sells motherboards, you can look in the specifications description, and look for the designation ATX, or MATX, to see if that particular motherboard will fit in your Presario 5716 computer case.

(mATX, and MATX = Micro-ATX)

As for buying a motherboard that will equal the specifications of your old motherboard, good luck.

You can buy an exceedingly cheap motherboard now, that will outperform your old one, like a dragster flying by a snail, in comparison.

You won't be able to reuse the old Processor, and is doubtful that you can reuse the Ram Memory.

The Ram Memory, is SDR Sdram, that operates at a frequency rate of 100MHz FSB. (PC100)

(Single Data Rate Sdram is commonly just referred to as Sdram. Speed is slang for Frequency Rate)

The Processor, is either an Intel Pentium III that fits in a Slot 1 processor socket, or the Pentium III type that fits in a Socket 370 processors socket.

The Pentium III processor, that fits in a Slot 1 processor socket, is about 5-1/4 inches long, and 3 inches tall. It should have a black plastic case around it. Thickness is around 3/4th's of an inch.

The Pentium III processor that fits in a Socket 370 processor socket, is about 1-1/2 inches by 1-1/2 inches, and is square.

The Pentium III processor used in the Compaq Presario 5716 operates at a maximum frequency rate of 450MHz. (MegaHertz)

This gives you an indication, of what a Pentium III Slot 1 processor looks like,

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Pentium-III/Intel-Pentium%20III%20450%20-%2080525PY450512%20%28BX80525U450512%20-%20BX80525U450512E%29.html

Feb 02, 2010 | Compaq Presario 5716 PC Desktop

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Compaq deskpro en pentium iii no video


Sounds like the video card has quit. It may also have onboard video. I would try a new video card or try onboard video (if equipped). Good Luck

Nov 23, 2009 | Intel Compaq Deskpro EN Pentium 3 1Ghz /...

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I HAVE A SOCKET 370 MOTHERBOARD WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE AND THE FCPGA VS FCPGA2? AND HOW DO YOU KNOW WITCH TYPE WILL WORK ON THE MOTHERBOARD THANKS COOL KID


Intel Pentium III and Celeron CPUs less than 1001 Mhz were FC-PGA.
Intel Pentium III and Celeron CPUs more than 1200 Mhz were FC-PGA-2.

However, Intel made CPUs in the 1000 to 1200 range that were FC-PGA
*AND* Intel made CPUs in the 1000 to 1200 range that were FC-PGA2.

So, all FC-PGA CPUs will work in almost every Socket 370 motherboard,
but all FC-PGA-2 CPUs require a motherboard that supports FC-PGA-2 CPUs.

Nov 18, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I found following wording on my motherboard: CL-2 SU 94V-0 E241819 What are they telling us? Where can I get the manual and drivers. It seems many drivers are missing when I installed the XP,...


Theyare telling you that your computer takes PC-100 memory at a clock speed of 222Hz. This is memory for older, slower, Pentium III computers. It wiil run Windows Xp Pro on a pentium III at a fairly good speed if you install at least 512MB and have a hard drive with 30GB of disk space. This memory shipped with the pentium III that usually had a HD of 10GB or less in computers made around 2001-2002.

Apr 20, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Motherboard ID Motherboard Name Compaq Evo


as long as it is a socket 478 processor which narrows it down to P4 or celeron ( P4 being better and faster ) it should be fine.
Obviously it will state what processors it can handle in the computer manual so if you find the manual it should state in there.
I dont think it will handle more then a 3ghz P4

Apr 18, 2009 | HP Compaq dc7100 PC Desktop

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UPGRADING FROM PENTIUM 3 PROCESSOR TO PENTIUM 4 PROCESSOR


To upgrade from a Pentium 3 to a Pentium 4 processor, you would have to replace the motherboard. The Pentium 4 processor has more pins on it than the Pentium 3 and would not sit in a Pentium 3 motherboard.

Apr 05, 2009 | Compaq Deskpro EN PC Desktop

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CPU powers on but monitor shuts off


Time of this report: 3/24/2006, 22:21:35
Machine name: HP-PAVILION7940
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: 00101680 7940
System Model: 15515700051231
BIOS: Version 2.09
Processor: Intel Pentium III, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM
Page File: 139MB used, 294MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS.0
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
it seems that your desktop is an asus motherboard. as shown above, that is an AGP. you can buy an AGP video card

Aug 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Motherbooard for Compaq Presario sr1050nx


A7 indicates that it is a K7 series - a socket 462. Socket 7's were for the old Pentium 1's and AMD K5, and K6 I,II, and III series of pre-athalon processors. Socket 7 was also the last socket to see Cyrix chips.

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