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Increasing RAM and Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flyingbanana, Feb 5, 2003.

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  1. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Thread Starter

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    Hi there.

    I am in desperate need of upgrading my PC. I think it is quicker to use Royal mail than it is to send an e-mail on my system!

    I am looking at increasing the RAM and the Hard Drive and i was wondering how difficult this is?

    With the RAM, do i just simply plug it in and the computer does it for me? I currently have 64 MB RAM and is there a limit to how much i can put in it?

    Also with the hard drive, i am looking at increasing the size of it. It is currently 4 GB and really i have the same questions. How straight forward is it to put in? Would it be better to simply buy something like a smart media port and store extra data on that?

    I would appreciate any help

    Thanks
     
  2. pyritechips

    pyritechips Gone but Never Forgotten

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    Hello! :)

    How much you can upgrade depends upon what you already have. Can you be more specific about exactly what computer you have: Name, model. CPU and speed. Go HERE download and run Belarc advisor, then paste the file here. It will give a profile of you hardware and software. Then we can go from there.

    How much RAM and what kind you can use depends upon what kind you already have and how much the motherboard can handle. 64 is hardly enough these days and 256MB is highly recommended, although 128 or 192 can do for light use.

    Some older systems are limited to a 8GB HDD capacity, but that can be cheated by using a DYnamic Drive Overlay which fools the system into seeing a bigger drive.

    The actual installation of these items is relatively easy and may require only minor setting adjustments to your system. Post back with that startup list as soon as you can and we will have a peak at it for you!;)
     

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  3. StillLearnin'

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    flyingbanana:

    "I am in desperate need of upgrading my PC. I think it is quicker to use Royal mail than it is to send an e-mail on my system!"

    According to your first statement, the main reason you want to increase HDD and RAM is to speed up your internet. These changes WON'T change your internet connection/transfer speed. As pyritechips said, post your system specs.
     
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