It's not the CPU that is determining this, but other things on the motherboard (like BIOS and chipset). Do you know the make and model number of the motherboard? Then it wouldn't be too difficult to find out, I assume.
I wonder if this is a newbie question. But don't mind about that.
I have been given a mother board with a Duron 700mhz cpu.
There is a question mark over whether the set up will be able to see and use an 80Gb hard drive.
Is there any way I can determine that without having to build the PC & fire up the board to read the bios strings?
Or, if I do need to fire it up, what I need to look for to ascertain whether it can take an 80Gb HD?