I want to upgrade my memory.If I add 160GB harddisk to my already existing 40GB,will I get 200GB or less.Also do all the drives(C:,D:,E:,F:) need formatting.Also do I need to upgrade my RAM.Currently it is 256MB.If I were to upgrade it to 1GB what exactly happens after upgrading....???????Do I get 1GB+256MB or just 1GB?
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Re: hard disk and ram
Hello Kevin Shaggy...
Let me see if I can help you out a bit... Adding a 160gb to a 40gb does give you 200gb. BUT!!! you will loose a little bit on each one after formatting the harddrive. The new drive will wind up being about 157 or 159gb give or take a little. ANY harddrive partition, whether it is a c:, d:, etc...you DO have to format EACH drive letter. If you partition your 160gb harddrive into 2 parts, (2) 80gb drives, then they would get two drive letters and both of them get formatted. IF the 40gb drive is C: then the new 160gb partitioned in half would be D: & E:. CDROM Drive would be F: and so on.... Floppy Drives, CDrom Drives, DVD Drives, you do not have to format like a hard drive...
If you add a 1gb stick of memory to your existing 256mb stick of memory then you WOULD have 1gb + 256mb. If you remove the 256mb and just add 1gb, then you would just have 1gb.
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If you want to increase cpu speed so you need to increase RAM memory. You can fix it on motherbord of desktop cpu. But if you have low space on disk storage partition so you can add space to desktop with 2 method. (1) you can add harddisk to desktop cpu with sata or IDE .SATA harddisk is best if your motherbord support SATA. You can add harddisk as you like for example 80 GB or 160 Gb. (2) If you want to add RAM memory for speed reson you can purchase new RAm and fix it in memory module slot on motherbord. There is 2 type on RAM in currently. DDR1 and DDR2
you can add RAM memory like 512 MB or 1GB or more.
first let's determine if the upgrade cause the boot speed.
Disconnect your NEW HDD and/or memory, one by one and see if you get back your fast boot. Then try with your NEW components only !
If you find it works better with new components only, then first connect your OLD HDD only and try.
If you connect both HDDs on one cable, check Jumper settings for both HDDs (Master/Slave).
Also HDD capacity and type is automatically detected by the BIOS and there is no need to put/change those settings manually.
I believe you new RAM is DDR type, too! As written in the manual for the board, your motherboard has two pairs of memory slots, and you can use one or two modules of DDR memory, OR one or two modules of SDRAM memory, but you can NOT put BOTH DDR and SDRAM memory modules.
1.6 System Memory
The Desktop Boards provide the following memory features:
• Two DIMM sockets supporting one of the following10:
2.5 V (only) 184-pin 200/266 MHz Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAM DIMMs with goldplated
3.3 V (only) 168-pin 133 MHz Single Data Rate (SDR) SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated
• Unbuffered non-ECC DIMMs only
• Maximum total system memory: 2 GB; minimum total system memory: 64 MB
• Serial Presence Detect (SPD) DIMMs only
• Suspend to RAM