Emachines EL1852G-52w (CAN THE CPU BE UPGRADED?)

GreenMD16

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Hey guys, I currently obtained a EL1852G-52w emachines desktop.

The old specs were,
-3gb of DDR3
-1tb HDD
-intel pentium processor E5800
-Power Supply: 220 Watt

Current are,
-8gb of DDR3
-1tb HHD
-intel pentium processor E5800
-Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 5570 Low profile 1Gb PCIe Graphics card
-Power Supply: 220 Watt

Now the only thing I still currently want to upgrade is the CPU, uses socket LGA775

My question is what is the max kind of LGA775 cpu I can upgrade this desktop with??


I recently tried to place a Intel Core 2 Q9500 2.83GHZ Quad Core 6M Cache LGA775 CPU on this desktop but it kept giving me a long, non stop beep or would no beeps but nothing showed up on screen.

Was looking for any info about this specific model online but couldn't really find anything.

Thank you

 

mgallo848

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Most likely you cannot upgrade the CPU. That PC supports 800 FSB speed. The CPU you tried to upgrade runs on a 1333 FSB. To my knowledge, Intel did not make a core 2 quad on an 800 FSB.

To sum things up, it already has the fastest CPU it can handle.
 

GreenMD16

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That's a bummer and I'm out $10 for this quad cpu :/

Surprisingly, I saw that the motherboard for it could only handle 4gb ddr3 max but it's running 8gb of ddr3 just fine.

Well, listen learned.

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That PC has a motherboard based on the G41 Chipset which supports processors with an FSB of either 800/1066 or 1333MHz.

The EMachines EL1852G Service Manual says Core 2 Quads and Core 2 Duos are supported as well as the E5800 you currently have.

The Q9550s, Q9400s and Q8400s are all Quad-core processors listed as being compatible with this model. (Note the "s'".)

Check this link:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/371355/Emachines-El1852g.html?page=94#manual

There are no bios updates on the Emachines website so if you can get your hands on a C2D to test, preferably free then it could be well worth the effort. Then all you'd have to do is add either a low powered gpu like the HD 6570 or GT 710 and you could play something half decent with half decent settings or you could upgrade the psu and get a 1050/1030.

If that works you could look at getting a modded Xeon. Hope this helps.

GL
 

mgallo848

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He has the "EL1852G-52w" motherboard, not the "EL1852G" which is the manual you found. There may be enough of a difference in the CPU's that were suported. Since e-machines no longer have a website to provide a BIOS upgrade he'll never know.
 
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Here are the specs from CNET for the El1852g-52W :

https://www.cnet.com/products/emachines-el1852g-52w-ext...

Near the top of the page:
Chipset Type Intel G41 Express

Near the bottom of the page:
MAINBOARD
Chipset Type Intel G41 Express

Information for the Intel G41 Express Chipset:
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/docu...

*He stated that he has tried a Core 2 9500.The "S" series Quad cores have been modified to use only 65W which suggests that if power is the main issue then this is why the earlier Core 2 Quads have been blacklisted. If he could get one of the supported C2D's to test then he could try the modded Xeon approach or a Core 2 Quad.

 

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