Component help on an ageing motherboard

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    Hi all. I'm looking to upgrade as cheaply as possible for an eldery friend. His computer is an acer & i have these details :

    Summary
    Operating System
    Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
    CPU
    AMD Sempron 3200+ 49 °C
    Manila 90nm Technology
    RAM
    512MB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 200MHz (4-4-4-12)
    Motherboard
    Acer EM61SM/EM61PM (Socket M2 ) 40 °C
    Graphics
    AL1707 A (1024x768@75Hz)
    NVIDIA ÿÿÿÿ (Elitegroup)
    Storage
    76GB Hitachi HDS728080PLA380 (SATA) 45 °C
    7GB SanDisk Cruzer Blade USB Device (USB)
    Optical Drives
    HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H21N
    Audio
    Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device


    I can't seem to find a pic or the specs of the mothertboard online and until i look inside the machine (which will be the next time i see him and i hope to have the bits by then) i'm not even sure if it's an AGP or a PCI (maybe PCI-e) number. Shame the bios date isn't included. I'm thinking of 4GB DDR2 800, some graphics (AGP, PCI?), and possibly a newer cpu (although i don't know if a 64 bit chip would run on his existing os
    . As far as the hdd goes, i at least got that covered, heh. Any advice much appreiciated
    Many thanks :)
     
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    it would be better to buy a new pc, than to try to upgrade xp for a later os.
     
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    Thanks Elizabeth23 but he's really quite happy with xp. It's more just a matter of finding a spec sheet and ideally a picture of the mobo and swapping out for some cheap upgrades. :)
     
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    Wow! That's really cool. No need for the manual I just really needed a look at the board.

    Many thanks:)
     
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    you are welcome. :)
     
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    Hi. Just browsing ebay. What is the best chip the mobo would accept? Will it take an athlon 2 x2? Seems that that is an am2+ chip. Lookinking for an am chip (more specifically, an m2 chip). Hoping not to have to bother the bios!

    EDIT: The chip I'm looking at is: AMD ADX2500CK23GM Athlon II X2 250 DC 3GHZ 2MB Processor

    It's very cheap but will it work?

    Thanks :)
     
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    Thanks. Doing so now. :)
     
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