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Compatability My old computer with the K7VMM installed runs with 80gb hard drive, can I inrease this to 160gb with new hard drive using the same motherboard ?? thank you

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  • vincent roberts Jan 11, 2008

    Hi Wiz , it would seem that my previous thanks for your solution was a little premature- or I'm given to understand..! The same question I posed i:e' motherboard compatibility' was given another 'answer' in that, if I intend to replace an 80gb hard disk with a 160 gb hard disk; then I'm told "I should update the BIOS and changelog"( whatever that last word means ) Note the REPLACE not' add' hard drive.. If I gave the wrong impression ,Then I apologise Any further comments from you would still be greatly appreciated. Many thanks

  • vincent roberts Jan 12, 2008

    Thanks Wiz; that about settles it for me and once again my thanks for your 'much appreciated' help. Best wishes to you and all at FixYa : Phoenix42

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Sure, without any problem, you can even connect both as you have 2 IDE port, I'd recommend to connect each of them on its own port as master and your cd rom as slave.

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