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UPGRADE HARD DRIVE

I WANT TO UP GRADE FROM A 60G H/D TO WHAT EVER THE MOTHERBOARD CAN HANDLE. CAN I GO TO A 400-500G BY ADDING A PCI CARD? ANY HELP YOU PASS ME IS GREAT. THANKS, CJ, NY

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Hi,
basically your system board has a PCI controller interfave and will only allow you a maximum of 100G hard drive. if you want to upgrade to SATA interface you need to purchase a SATA Adapter card that goes to one of the vacant PCI slot. this will then allow you to upgrade to 200G-300G hard drive. you also need to upgrade your power supply. SATA hard drives has different power connectors. if you are having problems finding these parts try to ask dell spare parts at 800-3573355 or 800-8228965.

hope this resolves your problem.

thanks.

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I wish to Upgrade my Intel i845G-W83627 PC, but am not sure if It will support the upgrade(s) PLEASE SOLVE MY PROBLEM SIR, I WILL BE GRATEFUL TO YOU! Just check my hardware specs :...


aakifshamsi,

Looking at the System Summary page,

http://universaleventz.com/sys.html

1) Scroll down the list, and look under the heading - Memory Summary
The Maximum TOTAL Amount of ram memory that the motherboard will support is 2GB.
2048MB.
(1024MB = 1GB)

This is also supported by the fact that the motherboard uses an Intel 845GL motherboard chipset.
(i845GL. The i stands for Intel)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets#Pentium_4_chipsets

Looking at the chart in the above link scroll down to 845GL.
Read across to the right, and observe the headings across the top.
Look under the heading - Max.memory
2GB.

The motherboard chipset consists of the Northbridge chip, and the Southbridge chip.

(This applies to a motherboard like yours.
Motherboards that support the Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and i9 processors do Not use this older technology)

Motherboard diagram;

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

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
It handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and HIGH-speed graphics.
High-speed graphics being AGP and PCI Express.

A graphics card installed into a PCI slot is Not high-speed graphics. (PCI graphics card)
Integrated Graphics, (OnBoard) is Not high-speed graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles the slower capabilities of the computer.

1) Anything plugged into a PCI slot.
2) Integrated Graphics.
3) IDE or SATA. (Harddrive/s and/or optical drives)
4) USB ports
5) Ethernet port
,and so on.

By knowing what motherboard chipset you have, you have a wealth of information about your motherboard.

As for hooking up a 1TB harddrive internally, yes.
Hook it up as a Slave drive.

Information on adding a second harddrive as a Slave drive,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQrKm6MbWxc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E&feature=relmfu

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