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type or make of motherboard

By e.davies2 ·
i need more hard drive space, but dont really know what i need also i know nothing about my motherboard.been trying to download movies but keep getting told i need more space i only have 4.0gb any one help
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by lafavor_s In reply to type or make of motherboa ...

4 Gb definitely isn't enough drive space, you will need a much larger drive, I would not recommend anything smaller than 40Gb to start with, larger, say 120 Gb, would be better. To determine who manufactured your motherboard so that you can get info about it, go to this site; http://www.wimsbios.com/index.htm?/main.html
and click on the link 'BIOS Numbers'. This will tell you how to determine who made the mobo and provides links to the manufacturers' sites.
Hope this helps.

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by TheChas In reply to type or make of motherboa ...

With a 4GB hard drive, I am going to assume that this is older hardware.

I suspect that the BIOS on your motherboard will be limited to either 8.4 or 20 GB for hard drive detection.

Further, I suspect that you have a 350 - 500 MHz CPU and 128MB of RAM.

For downloading and watching movies, I seriously recommend a newer more powerful system.

That said, your best option for a large hard drive on your present system is to install a PCI IDE controller card.
In addition to allowing for proper detection of new large hard drives, the controller card will support the ATA 100 or 133 data transfer rate of newer hard drive.
Compared to the UDMA 33 or there abouts of your existing controller, you will see a significant performance boost.

Another thing to watch when adding hardware on older systems, is the size of the power supply.
If you have a name brand system, the power supply may not have enough extra capacity for additional drives and plug-in cards.
Depending on what other hardware you have, you may need a 250 or 300 Watt power supply.

Chas

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