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Query regarding maximum capacity of motherboard support for a hard disk

Sir,i am using pentium4 1.5ghz/400 mhz system bus processor with 640 mb SDRAM n HIS motherboard.currently i am using 40 GB hard disk of seagate.i want to upgrade my hard disk.so i want to know upto how much limit i can upgrade the hard disk for my given configuration.i will be very much thankfull to you if you assist me regarding my query.thank you.

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  • jarnahomnag Jan 11, 2009

    i have intel celeron processor 769Mhz and 64MB RAM which was bought 10 yrs back and i am not able to find out the motherboard type and wether i can upgrade?

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Frist u should secure ur neccessary data through the USB drive...then take a format C.D boot the computer initially.....complete format the systems and take partitions through NTFS. install the Operating Systems

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Your cpu does not have much to do with the hdd you may be getting...
technically you should have no problem by getting the largest hdd you can afford. what you may want to take into consideration besides your budget is:
what os you're using.. dos, win9x, xp, vista?
a. if you have dos the smaller you can get probably the better as you may not be able to create a large partition. (chances are you may not get anything new smaller than 40 gigs.. and that would be a big waste of money and hard drive room)
b. if you have win9x, your probably using fat32 for your filesystem meaning you may not be able to go above 32 gig when creating your partition and formating your drive.
c. if your using win xp or vista... and your planning on using NTFS when partitioning the drive instead of FAT32...(as you should unless your operating system is on a FAT32 partition) you can go for the largest hdd you can afford.

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