Question about HP Computers & Internet

2 Answers

NO ! I would like to know if I can install a

NO ! I would like to know if I can install a larger hard drive and more memory? And would like to get a 500GB hard drive and At lest 600 GB of memory. Also would like the hard drive to have Windows XP on it. Also is it wearth it to do this?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 206 Answers

Installing more HD space and memory is always a good thing. But that needs to weighed with the age of the computer. Older computers often will accept the new equipment, but for the price you can get a better computer.

At PassMark you can grade your cpu againt 2000 others. Find out where you are on the CPU food chain before making a decision. Below 500, get a new computer. Above 1200, stay where you are. In between your decision.

A 500 GB HD is a fair size for most users. 1TB is now only @ $100.00. Hd do not come with operating systems on them. Depending on your existing computer you can add a second HD and keep the operating system where it is. Otherwise you need migration software, more money? ( It may come with a new HD?!)

Any computer running on XP can use not more that 4GB, usually only 3-3.5 GB. Vista computers have the same restraint. Windows & can use over 6GB. 600GB, not in this lifetime.

Hope this helps a little.

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

You can put whatever size hard drive you want in your pc....typically they do not come with operating systems on them when you buy them...they are blank....you can run it as a secondary drive with the one you are already running and use it for storage....Otherwise you will have to have xp installed for you....(more money) . You can not put 600 GB of memory or ram on a pc.....most pc's take up to 4 GB of ram....If you literally mean memory than that will be whatever size hard drive you purchase...Ram is random access memory and helps determine the speed of your pc. And yes it is always worth it to upgrade a pc, depending on how old it is.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What type of external hard drive can be added


The motherboard can only take 2 GB of memory. If you tried a larger memory stick in any slot, the motherboard will fail to recognize it. A larger hard drive or an external drive will only increase storage and page file capacity. This will not improve the performance of the computer. Memory caching to the hard drive is limited to the bus speed of the hard drive interface (much slower than the RAM).

The better option if you can offered it is a new computer, if you do any gaming. You are dealing with a 2.8 GHz CPU with a 400 MHz bus. The computer is probably fine for e-mail but video and gaming response will not improve.

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells
(who replaced her Pentium 4 system that took 4 GB of DDR memory a few months ago. Too many other parts were failing.)

Jan 04, 2013 | Insignia D400a PC Desktop

1 Answer

Toshiba Laptop model - T4500 how to upgrade


You can upgrade your laptop by installing more RAM and or installing a larger hard drive.
I suggest you use an external USB hard drive and this means you do not have to pull apart your laptop to install a larger hard drive also you do not need to install Windows on the new hard drive.

Feb 16, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

1 Answer

How to upgrade my Toshiba Laptop model - T4500


You can upgrade your laptop by installing more RAM and or installing a larger hard drive.
I suggest you use an external USB hard drive and this means you do not have to pull apart your laptop to install a larger hard drive also you do not need to install Windows on the new hard drive.

Feb 16, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Replace laptop hard drive or replace laptop. Current 80 GB Toshiba?


It depends on what you run on this laptop ..but if you only run windows xp ..you do not need a larger hard drive ..and if you only need space to store data ..you can just get a usb external hard drive and avoid the trouble ..The hard drive will be fully usable in other computers too and this is the advantage if you will upgrade in the future to another one with high performances ..
If you have at least a 1.6 cpu on it ..and 1 G of ram memory and you think you may run windows 7 ..you can upgrade it to a larger hard disk ..but remember that this one runs on ata ..and I'm not sure it worth the trouble .
If you have at least 1 G of ram memory on it you can run windows 7 with this hard disk too ..but you will probably have to change the partitions configurations and make C drive at least 40 G so to have space to run it proper..
let me know if you have other thoughts related with this matter ..and i will answer it ..Please rate my answer to help my activity here ..thank you ..!

Dec 19, 2011 | Toshiba MK8025GAS 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

Why is my PS3 freezing up on me? Also how do I install more memory on my hard drive? If I play on-line do I need a security buffer on my ps3? thank you!


Freeze up can be from many things, you did not give any details as to what your were doing when it froze up, so its tough to say where the problem may be.

Second part of your question....you don't add memory to a hard drive...you simply install a larger SATA hard drive into the PS3 (one larger than the one you have installed).

No you do not need a security buffer. It is recomended but not required.

Mar 31, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

3 Answers

How do i combime two hard drives to increase memory ?


RAM (Random Access Memory) are memory chips that the computer uses to run programming on the computer. This can be upgraded to the limit the computer will support, a good reference for capability of your system and a good source for purchase at www.crucial.com
The Hard Disk Drive, is like a computer filing cabinet where you install programs and store data on your system.
I assume, you are talking about combining 2 hard drives to create more disk space on your system. This is done by setting up a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives) To do this you will need a computer that supports RAID or install a RAID controller and configure 2 or more drives to create an array.
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11319_7-6386531-1.html?tag=rb_mtx;wp_body

Oct 18, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Can I install larger then 40GB hard drive in a


Yes you can install a larger hard drive in this model laptop.

Jul 29, 2009 | Compaq Evo N600c Notebook

1 Answer

Wish to install new hard drive in my Dell Dimension 9150


The BIOS can sometimes be a limiting factor when upgrading to a larger drive so I would check if you have a flash BIOS that can be upgraded to accommodate more memory or larger drives. The utility used for upgrading would have to come from Dell's website. 
To characterize your system in detail, I recommend using Belarc Advisor:
Belarc site 

Mar 26, 2009 | Dell (2336V) Motherboard

1 Answer

Ibm 600x .... cannot detect hard drive larger than 2.1gb .. it can detect 2.1gb below ... i installed winxp on 2.1gb .working fine


ibm is providing their computer with a relevant bios updtes . bios updte will solve most of this type of problems

Dec 02, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad 600X Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

69 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18390 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...