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mjed0

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I have a Dell Latitude CPx laptop with a 6 GB HD and wish to upgrade to a 30 - 40 GB HD if possible. Just wondering if anyone knows the largest HD that would be compatable. Same basic question with regard to the ram, I think the max upgrade I can go is 512 megs which is what I'll do, but out of curiousity what would happen if more than 512 were placed in the laptop?

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According to Crucial.com you are correct that the total RAM would be 512MB of PC133 SDRAM with a maximum of 256 per slot. If you put more than that it in it will not recognize all of the RAM or it's possible it won't work. For example if you put one 256MB stick in and one 512MB stick you probably would only show 256MB.

As far as the HD it's a little harder to answer. My "guess" is that 30MB would be fine based on your laptop date. The Dell forum (a good place to post your question) suggests that 40MB or 60MB would be OK also.
 

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norton850 said:
According to Crucial.com you are correct that the total RAM would be 512MB of PC133 SDRAM with a maximum of 256 per slot. If you put more than that it in it will not recognize all of the RAM or it's possible it won't work. For example if you put one 256MB stick in and one 512MB stick you probably would only show 256MB.

As far as the HD it's a little harder to answer. My "guess" is that 30MB would be fine based on your laptop date. The Dell forum (a good place to post your question) suggests that 40MB or 60MB would be OK also.
Thanks alot for that Norton850, I was thinking about going for 512 in the form of 1 stick but judging by what you said that would be a waste of time and money. My thinking was that the 1 stick of 512 would be useful in the future whenever I get a more modern laptop and I'd simply have to get another 512 to make 1gig of ram. Bearing in mind what you said I'll go with the 2 sticks of 256 and save myself the grief.

As far as the HD goes, I'll do some more research and see what I can find out before I purchase anything. Thanks again!

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You could always use an external hard drive for more space, probably cheaper than an internal upgrade
 
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