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eMachines T5274... | Answered on May 07, 2015

Might check your bios settings please make sure u have the latest bios firmware as for wireless i ran into trouble with pci wireless cards had to get a usb wireless adapter hope this will help also if the os but check ur bios settings hope that will help or lead u in the right direction ;-)

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Jun 07, 2014

Pci wireless card b.g,n check you have a spare pci slot in the pc

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Dec 15, 2013


There are two type of setting first from BIOS where you can go under peripherals option and set on board vga as a priority vga and other is

some board have jumber for switch over on board vga and agp pci express card.

most of pcs have setting from bios


eMachines T5274... | Answered on Nov 19, 2013

That motherboard supports a PCIe x16 interface, so I would start there. It is older technology, so upgrades are limited. Below is a link to Newegg for video cards, and a video on how to install one.



eMachines T5274... | Answered on Oct 17, 2013

when you power the machine press f8 from their select from the boot menu

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Sep 17, 2013

Have you installed a wireless card? It likely doesn't have one. Most desktops don't come with one.

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Aug 24, 2013

There is no specific wiring for eMachine. your wiring goes from power supply (big box with fan) to motherboard (large board with many components) to hard drive, cd rom, fan, etc. pretty easy to figure out if you look closely

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Jul 03, 2013

Slow computer If you have a virus program installed, it is most likely is running a scan on your hard disk. It can slow down your computer especially if you have a large hard drive. After scanning is completed then the computer will be faster.
To make your computer (hard disk) lean and mean, uninstall any programs you do not use.
Also you need to maintain your hard disk by running Disk Cleanup this will remove old temp files and old compressed files etc.
This will reduce the number of files the virus scanner has to scan. Plus running Defrag. this makes your files contiguous so the system can access files off the hard drive quicker because it does not work as hard.. Disk Cleanup and Defrag should be carried out at least once a month.
If you have 512Mb of RAM installed then installing more RAM will speed up your computer. After installing your graphics card, you may need to disable the built-in graphics card in the BIOS for the new graphics card to work properly.

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Apr 23, 2013

That's easy Lou


Primer first before I give a recommendation. I ABHOR just posting,
"Oh, use this one".
I like to teach, so that you can use deductive reasoning based on intelligent thought.

Because for one eMachines are a budget computer. As such they use low quality budget Power Supply's.

Probably a generic Bestec, Hi-Pro, or Delta, power supply.
250 to 300 Watt.

12 Volt power rail is probably 12 to 14 Amps.
Nothing to write home to Mom about. Just an internet, or office program computer, with compatible power supply.

The size, and shape of the power supply's case is an ATX.
Approximately 6 Inches Wide, by 5-1/2 inches Long (5.5), by 3-1/2 Inches Tall. (3.5 / Height)

ATX also refers to that is has a Soft Power On feature, plus refers to the power cables it uses.

The eMachines T5272 Desktop PC, came with an ECS 945GCT-M3 motherboard, according to my records,


To the right of the blurred motherboard photo, click on - More pictures.

1) Requires a 24-pin ATX main power cable.
Long blue connector on the right side of the motherboard, is for the IDE harddrive.
Above it the black long connector is for a Floppy Drive. To the left of the Floppy Drive connector, is the motherboard's 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

Average example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,


[Note* Color does NOT matter for any power cable connector, or it's matching connector on the motherboard ]

2) Requires a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
To the left side of the Processor socket are 6 polymer solid capacitors. To the left of them are three choke coils. Right below the last choke coil, is the motherboard 4-pin ATX +12 volt power cable connector.
An average example of a 4-pin +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,


This is power for the Processor.

3) Since there are four black SATA headers on the motherboard, I imagine you will be using a SATA harddrive. (Can also use a SATA optical drive too. {CD/DVD drive)

You will need a SATA power cable for each SATA device.
Average example of a SATA power cable,


[ Note*
IF, your SATA harddrive has a provision for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, ONLY use the SATA power cable!!

Otherwise you will burn out the SATA harddrive! May not happen immediately, but I ASSURE you it will happen down the road.

Average example of a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,
(Erroneously referred to as a 'Molex' power cable. Name stuck, just like calling an adjustable open-end wrench, a Crescent wrench ),


[Also, it is a Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable. The one used for a Floppy Drive, is a Small Peripheral power cable. Now used for power to a Card Reader ]

D) Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable/s. May need for computer case fan/s, besides the one on the motherboard, or power to an IDE optical drive, or IDE harddrive.

Primer over.

Recommendation, and why;


[NOT advertising for said website. You may find a better price from another reliable dealer. Do a search ]

1) 140Millimeter Fan.
A larger fan runs slower than a smaller fan, (80mm), and puts out more air. This makes it quieter, and has more efficient cooling.

UNLESS, of course you are gaming! Will put out more noise. But, let's be real here. If you're gaming, with the sound up, are you going to hear the fan? Lol!

2) It's SLI ready. Which means it's also CrossFire ready. Can run two graphics cards.

You can use the 6-pin PCI Express power cable for one graphics card, and use the 6-pin PCI Express power cable, from the 6-pin/8-pin PCI Express power cable, for the other graphics card.

3) There are TWO 12 Volt power rails. Yes, still actually comes from one main 12 volt power rail, but divided amperage between the two.

25 Amp's for EACH 12 volt power rail.
Yes, you can total that up to 50 Amps for 12 Volt power.

4) Has all the power cables you'll need now, and possibly for the future.

5) Is reliable. Has an 80 percent efficiency rating, but at a 480 Watt power load it is 83.5 to 86.6 percent efficient.
81.9 percent efficient at 600 Watts,


[Suggest read the entire article. This website is VERY proficient at testing power supply's. Does NOT care what the manufacturer thinks. They tell the Truth. They also are the only website to my knowledge, that has an EXPENSIVE power supply tester. Tests the LOAD, for one thing. They also 'dissect' the power supply, and look at all components inside ]

6) The price.
Do not have to 'Break the bank', to get more bang for your buck.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


eMachines T5274... | Answered on Jun 16, 2012

It looks like you've got two issues. If you tried a different monitor and it too have vertical blue lines your video card might be bad, but hold that thought. I'm thinking you need to reload the operating system because you can't boot all the way up which is the second issue.

Have you tried to boot up in Safe Mode and do a System Restore? Turn the computer off, then turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Select the Safe Mode option. When it boots, if it boots successfully things will look different in Safe Mode. The screen will be darker and icons bigger, but that's normal. If you get into the desktop successfully, click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. Select a restore point (date and time) that is before you started having problems. If the system tells you that you have no restore points, then you will have to either Reload the Operating System or do a System Recovery. By the way, System Restore does not lose your data, documents, music, pictures, videos, or programs unless the program was installed after the restore date. System Recovery LOSES EVERYTHING, it sets your system back to when you first purchased it.

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Mar 28, 2012

1.check power pin
2.change sata cabel /ide cabel

eMachines T5274... | Answered on Oct 09, 2011

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