View Full Version : Help me get these AMD Athlon CPU
28-04-2010, 02:13 PM
I am looking to upgrade CPU on my emachines d620 (http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=eMD620-5777). Comes with AMD Athlon 64 2560e 65nm single-core processor firing at 1.6GHz (it is Intel Atom equivalent). On notebookreview (http://forum.notebookreview.com/hardware-components-aftermarket-upgrades/320752-emachines-emd620-5777-upgrades-2.html) there are suggestions that the CPU can be upgraded to a much faster and less power intensive. The recommended CPU are:
(1) AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 45W
(2) AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e Brisbane Energy Effcient Dual Core Processor
2.6Ghz Socket AM2 1MB Cache 45W Retail.
I have upgraded the RAM from 1GB DDR2 667 to 2x2GB DDR2 800, and it has made a substantial difference to the performance. I also upgraded the HDD to 250GB @7200RPM. I now want to upgrade to a faster CPU. Battery life is not my worry.
Does anyone know where I could get these CPU?
Newegg is out of stock, so is sybaritic. Shop in SA would be good.
28-04-2010, 04:02 PM
Check Ebay. You wont get laptop processors on their own in SA.
28-04-2010, 05:46 PM
These are apparently desktop CPU's that can be used in these laptops. But thanks anyway--I will check ebay from US then.
28-04-2010, 06:11 PM
Looks like that e-machines is a desktop, am I right? Then you can just put in any compatible CPU, you just need to find out what socket motherboard you have. You can do this easily with CPU-Z.
28-04-2010, 07:23 PM
No actually this is a laptop I got from Inc Con last summer. The CPU is also used in some small form factor desktops. but here is the CPU-Z out for the processor.
Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 1 (max 1)
Name AMD Athlon Neo MV-26
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e
Package Socket AM2 (940)
Extended CPUID F.7F
Brand ID 8
Core Stepping DH-G2
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1596.2 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 8.0 x 199.5 MHz
HT Link speed 798.1 MHz
Stock frequency 1600 MHz
Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64, AMD-V
L1 Data cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
Max FID 8.0x
Max VID 1.050 V
P-State FID 0x0 - VID 0x16 (4.0x - 1.000 V)
P-State FID 0x8 - VID 0x16 (8.0x - 1.000 V)
K8 Thermal sensor yes
K8 Revision ID 6.0
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 0
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 1
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 2
Attached device PCI device at bus 0, device 24, function 3
28-04-2010, 08:15 PM
mmm... that restricts you to low power chips then. I'll be on the lookout for you.
29-04-2010, 08:04 AM
There are many of e-commerce on-line computer hardware portal available in google. So you can select any one as per your hardware configuration requirement and then you can book order for your hardware configuration list.
29-04-2010, 08:38 AM
@keveenjames--thank you for the suggestion. I have done a search already, and most vendors are in the USA. I wanted to know if there were any in SA? These CPU are desktop (mini desktop) CPU so was expecting one of SA vendors who frequent these forums to provide some help.