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Need to upgrade my Compaq Presario 5000's RAM and HD. Need suggestions.

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  • overstake Jan 19, 2009

    CT32M64S4D7E 256MB, 168-pin DIMM would give me plenty of memory, but how do I know how much hard drive is optimal and what I should purchase?

    This Compaq Presario has two dinky hard drives (C & D).

    If I replace only the smaller hard drive (D) can I keep all of my software programs (such as Windows XP, 32 bit) on larger drive (C)?

    Or, do I have to replace both, and go through the headache of copying the files, etc.

    Is this more than I should tackle on my own?





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I recommend you to visit this site:http://crucial.com/ and click on the SCAN MY SYSTEM, this will download an activeX to your computer and allow it to scan your computer to determine the right memory upgrade for your system, you will also have the option to review your system capabilities of upgrading and an option to buy from crucial with satisfaction guaranteed to work on your system.

And for the hard disk upgrade, please check to make sure you buy the right system type to work on your computer,make sure it is internal IDE PATA, SCSI or SATA. checkout your computer manual for the type I have provided and buy the same upgrade type.
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  • Raymond Owusu-Gyawu Jan 20, 2009

    Sure, you can replace only the D drive and still keep your Windows XP intact on the C drive, just replace the D drive to a large capacity you want and you are good to go.

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Try to go to this site and use the compatibility tool and see if that points you in the right direction. Although it won't mess up your system to install the wrong ram it could be a costly mistake to order the wrong ram.

http://crucial.com/

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    Dan rogers Jan 20, 2009

    The hard drive size is up to you. And you have to decide if you want to still run two HDD. I would reccomend upgrading the d:\ drive and leaving the c:\ in tact. Then you won't have to reinstall windows. Just look at the drives you have now in your computer and see if you would be better off doubling HDD space or mybe you just need to add a little. I can't help you much on the space of the hard drive unless i know what you are planning on installing on it.

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