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By lengwei6803 ·
I've a computer which i bought 4 years ago.Now i would like to upgrade my hard disk by buying
a new 10GB.Can you check and tell me whether my motherboard which i am not sure what type of it
can support this 10GB hard disk.
The BIOS version information of my motherboard is

5DHX VER:1.51(26/04/97)

AWARD PLUG AND PLAY BIOS EXTENSION V1.0A
COPYRIGHT (C) 1997,AWARD SOFTWARE,INC,

PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP
63/20/97-I 4304X-W877-2A59FZ19C-00

Please advise.

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by Geek2D In reply to Motehrboard support

10 GB shouldn't be a problem, If you were going with 20 or more I would worry, But even if that were the case, just go to the PC manufacturers web site and get the latest BIOS, flash it and you should have no worries.

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by @lberto In reply to Motehrboard support

I need some more info about your Mainboard. What brand is it?

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by richard_barsby In reply to Motehrboard support

Hi the details for your Mobo can I think be found at this site,

http://www.zida.com/index2.htm

Hope this helps

Rich

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by diskaus In reply to Motehrboard support

Go to http://www.motherboards.org/moboidtools.html
and download the CT BIOS version 1.3, then run the file , it should give you a report on your system , right down the bottom it should give you a model number and make sometimes even a web address for the MB manufacturer, if so go to that address first, if no success there go to http://www.motherboards.org/manufacturer.html
and clic on the appropriate letter and search for your manufacturer and follow the links to get the sopecs , *( usually you are able to get the M/B manual.)

Hope that Helps you

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by Wizzard2001 In reply to Motehrboard support

10GB HD won't be a problem for your Intel 430HX chipset and MOBO as long as you are running Windows 98 or better. Win95 will only see up to 2GB, so you would need to partition the drive otherwise.

Install new HD and enter BIOS, usually DELETE keyon bootup.

Note: Mode Setting For Hard Disk Larger than 528MB
The Mode settings are for IDE hard disks only. There are three entries you can select from in the
mode field, ?Normal?, ?Large? and ?LBA?.
Set Mode to the Normal settings for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB. Use the LBA
setting for drives over 528MB that use Logical Block Addressing mode to allow larger IDE hard
disks.
There is the option of Type ?AUTO? and Mode ?AUTO? to auto detect the hard
disk type and the hard disk mode (Normal, LBA and Large).
Format the new drive and your good for go.
Good Luck

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