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My System is an Emachines Model T5224
CPU:  Intel® Pentium® D 820 Processor (Dual-Core)
64-bit processor with Intel® EM64T Technology
Each core operates at 2.80GHz | 2 x 1MB L2 cache | 800MHz FSB 
Operating System:  Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Chipset:  Intel® 945G DH (Viiv™)  
Memory:  1024MB DDR2 dual channel (2 × 512MB), 533MHz (PC4200)
Expandable to 2GB
2 DDR2 Slots (Total) | 0 DDR2 Slot (Available) 
Hard Drive:  250GB SATA II (7200rpm, 8MB cache) 
Optical Drive:  DVD±RW 16x Multiformat Dual-Layer Optical Drive
Up to 8.5GB with Dual-Layer Media
Write max: 16x DVD±R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD+R DL, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW disks
Read max: 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CD-ROM disks 
Media Reader:  High-Performance 15-in-1 Digital Media Manager™
Up to 40x faster
xD-Picture Card™, CompactFlash® I (CF), CompactFlash® II, Secure Digital™ (SD), Mini Secure Digital™ (Mini SD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Reduced Size MMC (RS-MMC), MMC Mobile, MMC Plus, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro®, Memory Stick Pro® Duo, SmartMedia, IBM Microdrive 
Video:  Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Up to 224MB of shared video memory
PCI-Express® (PCI-E x16) slot available 
Sound:  6-channel (5.1) high-definition audio
Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered) 
Communications:  56K ITU V.92-ready fax/modem (RJ-11 port)
Intel® 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) 
Peripherals:  Premium multimedia keyboard, 2-button wheel mouse (PS/2) 
Ports/Other:  6 - USB 2.0 ports (2 in front, 4 in back)
1 - VGA
1 - Parallel port
1 - Serial port
2 - PS/2 ports (keyboard and mouse)
3 - Audio (Rear): Line-in/Side (Stereo), Front/Headphone (Stereo), Microphone
2 - Audio (Front): Microphone, Front/Headphone (Stereo)
1 - RJ-45 Ethernet port
1 - RJ-11 Modem port 
Dimensions:  14.50" (H) x 7.25" (W) x 16.50" (D) 
Weight:  21.2 lbs. (system unit only)

I bought 4 gigs of ram, and this motherboard only supports 2 gigs 1 gig for each card.
SO instead of returning the ram ill just upgrade the motherboard, have any recommendations for me?
thanks if so, another question, can you just put any motherboard in, of course that will work with whats already inside the PC?
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Any motherboard is better than an eMachines motherboard.
You are strongly advised to replace the power supply as well while you're upgrading as the existing one will cook any board you plug it into.
The only thing is you would need to do a Windows Repair and I dare say you don't have an XP CD?
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