Theoretically it should work, and if teh emachines people say it should, then they prob dont limit the motherboards, although how confident are tyou that the person you talked to really knew the answer?
The only way to know for sure if it is dead is by putting it in another system. If you havent got another system that is compatible then as you have just bought it take it back to teh shop and get anotehr one
BTW 250w is very very low id keep the 480 in there.
Unless you can be 100% sure... it sounds like a dead CPU... do you now the history of such? overclocking does kill processors!!! if you can not test on a different motherboard consider it dead. send it back or get a refund!!!. most sellers DO !NOT! tell you about overclocking (dead) until is too late... EBAY ANY ONE????????????
please reply... good luck!!!!!!!!!
Well I know that, I had an AMD 3500+ running at 2.53 with air, and it ran well for about 5 or 6 years before it finally bit the dust. I was planning on seeing how far I could push this CPU, but it wouldn't boot from the get-go. I wouldn't consider myself a hardcore overclocker, just habitual.
I contacted Intel about it as well, they say if it's in its original packaging, and packed well (which it was), it most likely isn't dead, they referred me to this website that had a list of CPUs that were compatible with this board, and oddly enough, this CPU wasn't on that list, and there were a LOT of better CPUs on that list. I looked into it more deeply, and according to Intel's website, this CPU was just released a few months ago (Q3 2009 - a little over 2 years after ECS released their latest BIOS flash.)
This is the link Intel gave me.
And this is the link where I got my release information for my CPU.
So it looks as though I'm going to have to buy a new motherboard, because I believe ECS ended support for my current board.
And I've been shopping with this outlet (Newegg) for quite a few years, I buy upgrades from them every Christmas (and when I have a little extra money to spend), and they've always given me satisfaction with every order thus far, so having placed many different orders, and zero RMAs, I would definitely put my trust in them. EBay I would trust less than any other outlet nowadays because my mom has been with EBay since 2003, and she says that ever since they switched management, they put in a new rule where buyers can't review the sellers, which is leading to some sellers ripping their customers off.
The CPU is the first part on the motherboard to recieve power from the power supply. If you aren't getting so much as a peep from it......it's likely dead. no other way to put it. I don't know where you got that thing, but I can't imagine it being any good. even if the bios doesn't recognize the cpu...it will still power up the system, and usually it will tell you it doesn't recognize it or can't use it in many cases. as long as you know that it is the correct socket etc. It's more than likely dead.
Although according to the gateway site that mobo supports only intel Prescott, Tejas, and Conroe architectures.
The E6500 is a wolfdale-3m architecture. so maybe this is the cause?