emachine eMD620-5777 upgrades so far!

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  1. ifarted2

    ifarted2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    So i picked up this laptop for $349 at frys. Well knowing me i wanted start playing around with it. So here is what ive done so far.

    -upgraded from stock cpu to a 4850 x2
    - tried a phenom x3 8450 but would not boot
    - just put in a 5600 x2 2.9mhz and it works fine temps around 33 deg c with load on her they go to 43 deg c $74
    - using arctic silver
    - put in corsair 4 gig 6400 $59
    - put in seagate 320 gig 7200 rpm drive works awesome $89
    - tried windows xp pro worked awesome but could not find the right audio drivers to work. worked on it for 6 hrs to no avail
    - as of right now windows vista rates me at 4.9 5.9 3.6 3.1 5.9
    - next up im going to try the amd 6000 x2 chip.

    lol as you can see Ive been having fun with the laptop!

    I'm going to try and do some hd video work on it and see how fast it fly's but it moves real nice

    also had a old lite-on power supply 100 watts
     
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    ifarted2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Playing WOW on her and temps are staying around 39c with a notebook cooler
     
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    Please continue to update I was about to pull the trigger on the 4850E and replace the CPU now you have me thinking about the 5600? Would like to hear any problems that you may have had. Temps seem reasonable you did no other mods like in the other thread regarding the heat sink and thermal pads?
     
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    ifarted2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nope just the arctic silver. Im going to run it thru a Sandra Torture test to see if i can crash her. Ill keep going till she melts down lol!

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    ifarted2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well i ran into a new problem. When i was installing Photoshop along with playing WOW at the same time the power supply would cut out. I'm going to go with a 120 watt power supply here today and put the system under a heavy load again.
     
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    where'd you get 4gb of ram for 59 bucks
     
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    bubba77 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I ended up getting 4gb of Ram for 39 bucks from Fry's after x-mas. Lucky to have two stores in town. They may or may not have the deal online. Cosair 5300 so far working like a charm......
     
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    ifarted2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    if you go into frys ask them to look for the cheapest 4 gig 6400 kit. they have a bunch of stuff thats not listed i got lucky it was corsair
     
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    Reu Notebook Enthusiast

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    Obviously your good with computers in general. I was wondering if you know any tip/tricks to get that video shiny(er) if possible. I looked up online the video card and while its decent to low-grade, I wish it could be better...Can it be better? I am very computer profficient so if it is possible no matter how complicated would you let me know?
     
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    ifarted2 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not much can be done for the poor ati x1200. Im going to play with ati tools and see if i can overclock it some
     
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