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PC build advice

by Woodson75 / February 5, 2013 5:33 AM PST

Hi...I'm a noob when it comes to PC building, so I've purchased an old (2005) Compaq Presario SR1300AN with an ASUS A7V8X-LA motherboard. I'm just planning to tinker with it (add an AGP graphics card, wireless card etc) and get some experience. It currently has a 40gb, 5400 rpm IDE hard drive which I'd like to replace with a Western Digital Caviar 3.5" hard drive SE EIDE 7200RPM 8MB (320gb). My question is: will this mobo/machine accept this drive? Will the BIOS be modern enough to deal with this drive?

Many thanks in advance for an advice you guys can offer. Happy

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Bios
by bob b / February 5, 2013 9:24 AM PST
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That machine comes from an era when the hardware/software makers were adapting to the big HD's.

Perhaps it's best to get the bios level you have and call H.P..........have a chat.

Be aware there were storage limits at the bios level and also the OS level.

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PC build advice
by Woodson75 / February 5, 2013 9:33 AM PST
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Many thanks for that. Happy

How do I go about checking the BIOS level?

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Try HDINFO at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 9:39 AM PST
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Try HDINFO at link
by Woodson75 / February 5, 2013 9:51 AM PST
In reply to: Try HDINFO at link.

Thanks very much for that link Happy

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(NT) What OS will you be running ?
by VAPCMD / February 5, 2013 10:52 AM PST
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OS
by Woodson75 / February 5, 2013 11:19 AM PST

It's running XP (SP2)

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