Can I upgrade my memory and add another hard dirve?

Question

Wish to up grade internal memory from 512 to 1 GH ? do you remove side panel to insert the module - I am considering adding an additional hard drive 120-160 GB could an external HD be used or is it possible to add a second internal drive - would there be any problems formatting the drive and could partions be made without additional software

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This question was answered on February 18, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To answer the 1st part of your question, it depends on the type of RAM you have or have purchased and whether or not your motherboard has the slots to support 1 GB of RAM.

If you have or hav purchased 168-Pin SDRAM PC100/133/150 or PC100/133/150 and your motherboard can support it then you will be able to upgrade your memory from 512MB to 1GB.

Now, with reference to adding an additional hard drive 120-160 GB, an internal drive can definitely be added, and of the two hard drives you must determine which will be the master(primary) and which will be the slave(secondary).

I believe that an external hard drive can be added if you have the correct cabling and connection on your tower.

The formatting for the hard drives, which is called "high-level formatting", is already done at the manufacturer If have the operating system you are going to use, all you rally need to do is make sure that the drive is connected properly and that the correct drive is chosen for the installation of the operating system The OS should walk you through a formating procedure with respect to partitioning your active partition and your logical drives.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 18, 2004