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Upgradation of PC

By dalmanipathak ·
Hi everyone!

I am new to this forum and new to hardware tech of computers. I am working in a school where computers are old.The system configuration is

Motherboard: P6STP-FL (Flex-ATX Mainboard with 4 layer printed circuit board and PPGA370 processor socket.
Processor: pentium II MMX
CPU clock 600 MHz
Base Memory: 8832K
Extendet Memory: 23552 K
Cache Memory: 128 K
RAM : 32 MB
HDD: 4.3GB

My questions are:
i) Is it possible to use 40 GB hard disk on it?

ii) Is it useful to upgrade the PC with RAM -128 MB and HDD-40 GB?

iii)If not what can I do to upgrade the PCs to work at a minimal use?

iv)I don't need very sophisticated softwares as the PCs are meant for primary class studnets.

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ok

by jamesatmaisonverre In reply to Upgradation of PC

you woul be ok with that upgrade

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to Upgradation of PC

Your PCs must be at least 10 years old. If the motherboard is that old, you may have to use a jumper on the 40GB hard drive to limit it to 32GB. Upgrading the RAM is a good idea, if you can still find the right type of RAM.

Get a small Linux distribution like Ubuntu but check first the memory requirements to make sure your system runs in 128MB. You need to connect a CD drive for the installation, if the PC does not have one.

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Yes Should work OK.

by 1bn0 In reply to Upgradation of PC

Your motherboard is a socket 370 board made by eilitegroup. Tha manual says it will use 66mhz or 100 mhz SDRAM chips. A 600 mhz processor would likely require 100mhz memory as CPU speed is a multiple of the bus speed.

The manual states the system will support SDRAM chips up to 512MB each. One in each slot. You can use one DIMM in either slot or both slots at the same time.

To get 128mb you can put one 128MB DIMM in either slot or 2 64mb DIMMS, one in each slot.

The manual does not reference HDD sizes but a Socket 370 board like this one should not have any problem using a 40GB HDD.

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