how i upgrade PC p3/128RAM/40GB HDD TO 160GB

May 17, 2011 at 00:59:01
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how i upgrade PC p3/128RAM/40GB HDD TO 160GB

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May 17, 2011 at 04:04:07
You cannot. Being a P3 it will no have 48 bit LBA support so the maximum size hard disk you can use is 137 Mbs.

A drive of 137 Mbs or less is no different than any other drive. Just make sure you get the jumpers right and it is easy.


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May 17, 2011 at 05:24:44
128MB RAM isn't nearly enough for XP, you should have at least 512MB. Your system must be extremely slow.

StuartS explained the HDD limitation of your system. Do NOT install a 160GB HDD. You must stay beneath 137GB or you'll run into all sorts of problems. Get a HDD no larger than 120GB.

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May 17, 2011 at 07:05:07
It may work if you create a partition smaller than 137 GB.

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May 17, 2011 at 10:33:40
The 137GB limit is really 128GB.

EDIT: I wiped out what I'd written earlier & I'm replacing it with the following link. Basically, if you install a large HDD on a non 48-bit LBA system, you can create one 128GB partition & use the drive. But you can NOT use the rest of the drive space. Any data stored beyond the 1st 128GB will become corrupted. That's why a 120GB HDD is usually recommended. Either that or buy a controller card.

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