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

Ad

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

Ad
  • 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

Ad

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 there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

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

Webcam driver for msi pr 600


Hello download the driver here at msi:

http://www.msi.com/product/nb/PR600.html#/?div=Driver&os=All

Please select your windows system.

Download the camera driver by click on the link.

Please unzip the file before you install the driver.

Good luck

Dec 14, 2012 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

1 Answer

How to piggyback a larger hard drive on my dell dimension e310 computer


I think you are talking about adding the 500GB Hard Drive to your system. It will give you more Disk Space, but not more memory. If you want to add the drive just Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Case then notice how the hard drive that is already on your system is in the drive bay and the cables going into it. There should be another empty bay above or below for you to place the 500GB Drive. There are also some extra cables that will plug into the drive. Once you have the drive in place and the two cables plugged into it, put the case back on then plug the power cord and plug it up.

Your system will recognize the hard drive once windows boots up. Click Start/My Computer and you should see your Local C Drive and the new 500GB Drive. If not, shut the down then restart it and notice what key it says to hit to get into the Bios or System Setup and hit that key. Once you get into the setup look for the hard drives. You will probably see your old drive listed as Sata 0 or Sata 1. You want to take the next Sata that is available and set it to Auto so that it can automatically get your new drive's configuration. Once you do that, save it and exit out of the Bios then Reboot.

Once the system recognizes your new drive you can copy things from the old drive to it. You can't just copy programs, programs have to be installed to the new drive. But you can copy things like your documents, music, pictures and videos to free up space on your original drive. Also when you download and install things, it will default to going to drive c which is your old drive. You can change it to go to your new drive by just changing the letter c to whatever is assigned to your new drive. Most likely it will be drive d, but you can click Start/My Computer and see what the 500GB drive's letter is.

Maybe you friend had some cloning software where he could just clone your old drive onto your new 500GB Drive, then you could make the 500GB drive your Local C Drive by switching the cables.

May 06, 2012 | Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

4 Answers

What Is The Bigger Hard Drive I Can Use


It looks like this computer only supports IDE hard drives.
The larget drives are all SATA hard drives. You can get a host card like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816102065 which will give you some SATA ports. Make sure you have a free PCI slot.
There's a limitation with current operating systems that won't let you have a boot drive be larger than 2.2TB. I wouldn't recommend getting a drive larger than 2TB for that reason.
Good luck.

Mar 01, 2011 | Dell Dimension 2300 PC Desktop

3 Answers

Can i connect 500GB sata hard disc and 2 - 2GB ddr2 RAM to this mother board????


Hi,

The motherboard will take a 500GB SATA hard drive as there are 4 SATA ports on the board. As for the memory then it will only take 2GB maximum.



Regards.

Dec 15, 2010 | Intel D945GCCR Motherboard

2 Answers

DOES GA-945GCM-S2C SOCKET LGA775 SUPPORTS 500GB HARD DISK AND DOES IT SUPPORTS 2GB DDR2 RAM


GA-945GCM-S2C
Memory Support:
__2x1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 Gb of system memory.
Note:Due to Windows Vista/XP 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical
memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
__Support for DDR2 667/533/400 Mhz memory modules.
Note:Use of a 1066/800 MHz FSB CPU is required if you wish to install DDR2 667 MHz memory!
Storage:
South Bridge:
- 1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices
iTE IT8718 chip:
- 1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive

Dec 03, 2010 | Gigabyte GA-945GCM-s2C socket LGA775...

1 Answer

Hello! I dropped my Lacie Brick (300GB, the blue one, bought in 2006 - that's all I can remember, I don't have it here right now) and now, of course, the HD is broken. I lost my data, but I've been...


If the disk-drive was LARGER than 500GB, it definitely would be a SATA drive; nobody makes IDE disk-drives larger than 500GB.

How about getting your friend to help you open the case?

Given that it is four years old, it probably pre-dates most SATA disk-drives.

Or, take it to a computer-store, and have them open it, and sell you a brand-new (and thus more "reliable") disk-drive?

Oct 17, 2010 | LaCie BRICK (301063U) 300 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

I have HP Pavilion dv6500 laptop with 120 gb hard drive. Are there problem issues upgrading to a 500gb or larger hard drive?


No there is no problem in upgrading the hard drive.
You can upgrade it as much as your system supports it.First check your system capacity of expansion of the hard drive's space.You must know the maximum capacity of the hard disk on your system .
Thanks.
Have a great day.

Sep 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Problems with cavalry 500gb external memory


The driver for this specific device is missing or corrupt. simply re install the driver information and, this will fix it.

Feb 17, 2009 | ACP Cavalry (CAUE37500) 500 GB USB 2.0...

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

18424 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

pontelemon
pontelemon

Level 3 Expert

538 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...