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Have Pavilion s3440 returned from repair with new HD.(also processor and motherboard).. C partition 48.8 G has only 14.2 G free. Having divested all unused progs, I still have only 19G free. My own (recovered from external disc) only about 8G. Can't seem to access other to clear. Worried that disc may be a previously used disc with ? whatever ? on. How can I clear drive? My own recovery discs don't appear to work with new config of drive.

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48.8GB may have divided into two partition. 20GB and 28.8GB each.(default HP configuration)
open my computer>>rick click on c:>>properties>> tools do a defreg.
you can check the partition information from right click on my comuter>>manager.

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1) You need to know what processor socket is on the motherboard.
2) You need to know what the Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, is.
3) There may be a BIOS upgrade needed, in order to support the processor upgrade.

OR, alternatively there may be a CPU (Processor) Support list.
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http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html

Left-click on the purple middle 'box', with Product Support and Troubleshooting in it.
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Type Pavilion a620n. (Pavilion is an HP line. HP Support doesn't need HP put in the box)
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If you scroll down there is an illustration, and photo of the Pavilion a620n's motherboard.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_A

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The maximum, or best, CPU your motherboard will support, is an AMD Athlon XP 3200+.
The one model that is based on the Barton Core, and has a Front Side Bus of 400MegaHertz. (FSB = 400MHz)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_Athlon_XP_microprocessors#Athlon_XP_.22Barton.22_.28Model_10.2C_130_nm.29

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Think of the Front Side Bus (FSB) as being an 'Information Highway'.
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Crude example a 4 lane highway to a 2 lane highway. Which will transfer traffic back, and forth at a larger rate?

The increase in FSB frequency rate, from 333MHz to 400MHz,
makes a BIG difference.

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[ Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

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North to the top, South to the bottom. Front and back, no east/west.
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2) Integrated Graphics. (Integrated graphics is also known as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD. The GPU is soldered to the motherboard)

3) The IDE (PATA) bus, SATA bus, USB bus, Ethernet, and Audio. (Sound)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/k7-series/km400a/

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