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upgrading Hardware Question

by Viago / March 11, 2007 12:15 AM PST

My laptops current HDD and mem is
mem: 200 pin DDR 266 (PC 2100)
hdd: ATA-6 40gb 4200 rpm

would me upgrading to high RPM for hdd and higher speed memory pose a compatability problium?

i know for Desktops that if you get higher memory speed it just goes down to your Mobs max, as for my max RPM for the hard drive i dont know the mx rpm

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You're right and wrong
by mbonwick / March 11, 2007 12:34 AM PST

As you said, with the RAM speed, it will only go as high as the motherboard ill support.

With the HDD RPM, this is just how fast the disk spins around, so there is no limting (except how fast the HDD is deigned to spin obviously)

By all means upgrade, just make sure you
a, get the same type of RAM
b, get hard drive whih uses the same interface

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thanks
by Viago / March 11, 2007 1:04 AM PST
In reply to: You're right and wrong

thanks. i didnt wanna spend that money on lower ended stuff. As for my laptops max hdd space i think its 100-120gb

i was just worried if i got a 100gb 5400 rpm that it have isues, cause curent one is sooo slow. the had i have is ata-6 and one im getting is ata-6

thanks, i wasnt to sure because i couldent find detaild info on my laptop anymore lol =/

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YMMV.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2007 1:10 AM PST
In reply to: thanks

I share my old Acer ter-600 story here. I couldn't boot Windows 2000 in less than 4 minutes no matter what I did. One day I was running scandisk on the laptop and the desktop at the same time and noticed the laptop was running at less than 1/2 the speed of the desktop in reading hard disk data.

I cloned the old 11GB 4200 RPM drive onto a new 40GB 5400 RPM drive and booted up. The machine booted in less than 2 minutes. Now that's also due to the slightly increase drive cache but the new drive was 5400 RPM so the speed up was due to all the better drive specs.

I predict you'll like the 5400 drive.

Bob

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