I fit a dual core opteron 280 on my 939 board instead of the 4000+ as media center kept saying it was low on resources, since then i have had constant "media center receiver service has encountered a problem and needs to close" messages about every 2 minutes, i think i need to re instal mce 2005, but the setup disk will not recognise my sata drive, and to make matters worse i do not have a floppy drive in the thing to load the sata driver at startup, also i am annoyed about having to go through the activation rubbish at the end, i have heard there are two files you can save out to avoid this
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Hi.....you need set the hard drive from RAID to SATA in bios settings in order to detect it in the MCE installation...i can tell you how to go there "but i need the motherboard model"... Install the OS the normal way...after installation..when windows starts for the first time...restart it...then go on pressing Key "F5"...a menu will appear..select safe mode...when windows loads ...then reboot it the normal way...
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I believe this was answered for you. It's a Gateway which takes a proprietorial motherboard. Yes, you could get a new motherboard and processor to fit, but at the price you'd pay, I would suggest you get a new computer instead. The prices are really low right now.
The processor will work on a dual core mb. Most DC boards are design to support both solo and dual core proccessors. Once installed, the board will adjust speed and FSB to the specs of the processor. (As long as the processor is within operating range of the board you use.
Go to Start>Run> Type in msconfig then go to the startup tab at the top and uncheck anything that says media center. Then go to the services tab and uncheck anything in there that says media center then let it restart your computer.
Can I get some more information on what task manager is saying is taking all the resources? I've seen this before and it turned out to be some adware had snuck in and every time I would use IE7 it would double in size. Thanks to having dual procs I could get to resolve. When you go to Task Manager and look under services, see who keeps taking all your resources. Don't try anything too quickly. Try to rename the file where it is located on your PC. If you come up with an error that will let you go on, see what happens. If it is a deadly error, rename the file and we'll find another way
Believe the Aspire runs a 939 chip, if that is the case -AMD Athlon FX-60 Dual Core @ 2.6Ghz -AMD Opteron 185 Dual Core @ 2.6Ghz (best Overclocker @ ~3.2ghz) LINK this is for cpu-z to see what processor id, fsb etc,