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Re: Adding mor memory
A laptop can only have a single internal harddrive but you can replace your current drive with a larger one. The cost will depend on the size of the drive... goto the dell site and get your drive specs then goto a hardrive manufacturer site like Maxtor and see what size drives are avialble with the same specs ... you will have to backup and transfere all your files and also reinstall all of your applications and OS...
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The master/slave drive model applies to IDE drives (older) these use a 40 or 80 pin ribbon cable. The newer SATA drives (L shaped connectors) don't rely on master/slave config. If you are using IDE you will need to specifically configure the jumper on the main drive as master and the other as slave, alternately you can set them both to cable select. The slave drive will show up under disk management as Disk 1. If you add a second disk this will give you more storage space, in this case 50GB (think of this a long term storage or data that is saved after the computer is shut down) Ram on the other hand is where the computer stores data and applications for faster access, not all of a program has to be loaded in to ram, parts of it can be swapped out from your hard drive as needed. Having more ram means the computer doesn't need to waste time swapping out parts of a program, it can load it all into ram at once.
You can download everything until you have free space on HD drive. But you need at least 20 (minimum) percent of free space on disc for operating system. That model usually have installed 80Gb hard drive and it is very good laptop and if you want to upgrade that laptop just replace disc with bigger one and add more ram memory (2Gb).
You installed the driver for your card reader for the laptop. If its not recognizing any cards you put in there then that means the reader is bad and since that is integrated onto the motherboard, replacing the motherboard would be the only option in order to fix that problem.
Try a memory manufacturer website & plug in your computer:
PNY Part Number
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HD 'memory' is considered secondary or storage. In <Control Panel>::<Add / Remove Programs>, it should give you some indication of the size of the programs, as will hovering the mouse over the folder in which the program is situated [not as reliable as it once was as many dlls are stored in windows folders].