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Replacement MOBO for Emachines et 1331g

Postby JackWatermelon » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:19 pm

I Do not want to buy a new computer, no trolling that please.
I have given up hope on getting a new graphics card in hopes getting one that can run openGL 3.3 or better.
i do not want a new machine. I'm hoping that if i get a new motherboard it'll have some inter graded graphics that would have open gl 3.3 or better to run. It's for gaming. So is there a mobo i can put in this machine that would be compatible, just want open GL and it to be for windows 7. Oh wise internet wizards, is there hope?

I got some current upgrades for my machine, if they are not compatible I can replace them, just letting you all know so mabye it can help:

got a new power suply, I installed it, it's in there running great, right now. works perfectly.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-PC-Power-Su ... rade-for...

Here's what the inside of my machine looks like right now:

https://photos.shutterfly.com/gallery/1 ... 35f7-4a0...

Here are the system specs:
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer eMachines
System Model ET1330
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 235e Processor, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date AMI P01-A0, 8/13/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.62 GB
Total Virtual Memory 14.7 GB
Available Virtual Memory 10.7 GB
Page File Space 9.00 GB
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Here are more specs just in case:
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon II X2 235 31 °C
Regor 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
eMachines MCP61PM-GM (CPU 1) 41 °C
Graphics
L1932TQ (1280x1024@60Hz)
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Acer Incorporated [ALI])
Storage
698GB Seagate ST375052 8AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 41 °C
298GB Seagate ST332041 8AS SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 40 °C
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40F SCSI CdRom Device
MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
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Re: Replacement MOBO for Emachines et 1331g

Postby Roach412 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:38 am

I think it's honorable to be reviving/extending the life of a machine - but I gotta ask, why? You're planning on investing into a roughly 8 year old machine. If it's for nostalgia or for a very specific requirement then I'd be all for (hell I have an old 386 for nostalgic purposes still kicking).

With that in-mind, I honestly don't know enough of the opengl market for onboard graphics - but my memory tells me that it's unlikely that you'll find much available. what you do find will either most likely be used, or at a considerable mark-up price.

also - you're details on the machine is showing conflicting data - one version says 4gb of memory, the other says 6gb.

so...is there hope? yes. there's almost always hope - but I'm concerned you are going to spend way more than you should simply to hold on to the machine. I'm sure some others will be able to chime in with their knowledge of openGL availability, as there are much more informed members here about this topic than I.

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Re: Replacement MOBO for Emachines et 1331g

Postby Karlsweldt » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:47 am

The motherboard is not a critical factor for Open GL graphics. The video card itself, or the on-board graphics, has to support it.
Still an available feature for certain graphics needs. Check the authentic site.. https://www.opengl.org/
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Re: Replacement MOBO for Emachines et 1331g

Postby Roach412 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:37 pm

Karlsweldt wrote:The motherboard is not a critical factor for Open GL graphics. The video card itself, or the on-board graphics, has to support it.
Still an available feature for certain graphics needs. Check the authentic site.. https://www.opengl.org/

That's pretty much what I was getting at. He doesn't want a discreet GPU, so it must be the motherboard which is handling the openGL. His limitation comes in that he's using an Athlon processor which is 8 years old...which can't just be transplanted into any old (or newer, yet, still old) motherboard which has openGL 3.3 support. Lots of boards have openGL support from 8 years ago, but not many (any that I have knowledge of off the top of my head) have updated capabilities above openGL 2.0 or so. Most of the support for those boards have stopped for that processor line(AM3 socket). Supposedly you can use the newer AM3+ boards and put in an old AM3 cpu...but, I have not dealt with AMD since Opterons. I guess it's an option to find a DDR2 AM3+ board that will accept the AM3 processor you have and supports openGL 3.3+, but I don't think that's possible. A discreet GPU (either AMD or NVIDIA) would be the most realistic and, in my opinion, much cheaper option.

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Re: Replacement MOBO for Emachines et 1331g

Postby evasive » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:51 am

ANY current barebones set (mothetrboard with integrated video be it on the APU or the board + memory) might be costing the same. Let's see what our friends at newegg have on offer...
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Re: Replacement MOBO for Emachines et 1331g

Postby evasive » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:53 am

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