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Need to know what type interface i'm using with the following two dives so i can upgrade with out expensive mistakes. they are both maxtor and the numbers i have are as follows : c: = 82100d3 d: = 96048d3 thanx ! p.s. can you also help me figure out whether my memory is parity o non ?

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C = IDE (also known as PATA)

I can't find the other model documented anywhere but I would suspect it is IDE also.

If this is a desktop it likely does not require ECC ram. In most cases you can use ECC ram in systems that don't support parity checking but not vice versa. ECC memory is generally more expensive. With the computer model number or motherboard model number it could easily be determined if this system requires ECC memory..

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