hard drive for p3 processor

June 25, 2009 at 11:56:51
Specs: Windows XP
i have an old pc which p3 processor which has
20GB hard disk. recently it is damaged can i
replace it with 80GB hard disk and if replace it
with 80GB . will p3 processor support this?

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June 25, 2009 at 12:39:05
It's not the processor you have to worry about, it's the BIOS. It will take the hard drive but depending on how old it is, you may not be able to use more then 32 gigs of it. There might be a BIOS update to handle this issue. Check your motherboards webite for BIOS updates and info about what size drive it can handle.

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June 25, 2009 at 12:57:44
A P3 should handle an 80GB disk just fine. I have one with a 40GB drive installed and it sees all of its space without needing to upgrade the BIOS.

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June 25, 2009 at 14:55:56
You should be able to go up to anything less than 127GB.

This isn't a laptop is it?

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June 26, 2009 at 00:06:28
Running XP, at least SP@ should bypass most HDD size barriers.

The answer is in the info at this link. More than you ever wanted to know about the HDD size barriers. It's in there, somewhere.


There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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