2 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2016 1:29 PM by wisenheimer

    E1 processor upgrade

    wisenheimer

      I have directed both my BUDDY & my Girlfriend to purchase a pair of NEW  H-P Desktop / TOWER Computers BOTH with  AMD  E1 CPU's

       

      Both were purchased from OfficeMax / OfficeDepot in the last YEAR

       

      Neither is happy with the performance --- so ---

       

      we MAX'd out the RAM Memory from 4gb up to maximum of 16gb --- with still NO increase in performance :-(

       

      What other AMD computer chips  (CPU's) will fit and operate in this  E1 socket?  (What is the SOCKET  designation) ?

       

      These are relatively NEW computers for such SLOW performance. 

       

      Please advise

        • Re: E1 processor upgrade
          willyfisch

          There are no E1 models for desktop as far as I know.

          If it's indeed an E1, then the OEM put a laptop CPU inside. They are soldered to the mainboard and cannot be swapped.

            • Re: E1 processor upgrade
              wisenheimer

              Thank You WillyFisch,

               

              That would EXPLAIN a few things

               

              YES ... H-P did in fact install a LapTop computer Motherboard into a Mid-Sized Desktop TOWER

               

              I was quite CURIOS when there was NO regulated Power Supply (PSU) and NO A/C Power Cord ...

               

              But ... instead a LapTop style Cord with a TRANSFORMER inline and a LapTop style "round" PLUG instead !

               

              Hewlett Packard has "cheaped" OUT and installed some left over LapTop BOARDS / PROCESSORS into TOWER Cases

               

              and quite PROMINENTLY advertised them as AMD  E1  Processors

               

              The ONLY thing that H-P did NOT explain was that their  POS  computers could NOT be upgraded (EVER) :-(

               

              So SAD ...

               

              BUYER BEWARE !!!

               

              OfficeMax / OfficeDEPOT  is selling these to UNSUSPECTING Customers as DESKTOP Computers

               

              When they appear to be UNDER powered / Recycled Laptop GUTS !!!

               

              Disgusted in INDIANA

               

              COOP

               

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