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Hard Drive and CPU help?

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  • Started 1 year ago by Needhelpbro
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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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I want to know what kind of hard drive size I would need to look for if I get a new hard drive, I have really no knowledge in this except for the size of the hard drive.

A picture of it here: http://gyazo.com/2a7d289e339f0cb525fa384b485c75b9

Is there any way to figure it out using those words and numbers? If you need any more pictures/info, just ask.

As for CPU, I have Intel Pentium 1.7Ghz. (That is all I know) how can I found out more so I can find out what kind of socket it has?

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
Posts: 105

Disregard the CPU thing, I have a mpga479m socket.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

From your picture it is hard to tell.

There are essentially two sizes - 2.5" which is a bit bigger than a cigarette pack but thinner. Then you have 3.5" which is a lot bigger - like a small cigar box but also thinner.

Take a picture from a bigger distance and put something for size comparison next to it - maybe a cigarette pack or similar. Then we can tell.

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Xhi
Xhi
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G41M
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Also, both are IDE not SATA.

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Xhi
Xhi
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Unless you are running out of hard drive space upgrading either CPU on disk drive will not improve your computer significantly and certainly not on a $ basis.

Could you explain exactly what you are trying to accomplish?

Typically if you are trying to improve things Upgrading your memory to max is the best bang for the buck.

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BobinSECO
Posts: 5

*Post #1!* I agree, Xhi, and besides which, since the one says it was manufactured in 2005, I suspect Needhelpbro is trying to wring a bit more performance from a computer that really ought to be replaced instead. I would assume it runs on XP, and older machines aren't good matches with newer OS's without a bunch of upgrades. I'm now seeing deals for new computers on websites like Dealcatcher sub-$300, and even at that price point your new computer would probably eat the 2005 model for lunch.

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
Posts: 105

I have max memory, but my CPU is a mere 1.7 ghz, and my hard drive is small I would like more space and 74000 RPM, not 52000.(Sorry if I got those two wrong)

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whs
whs
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If you really want to speed up your system, I suggest you buy one of these. They don't break the bank and produce no heat (which may be a problem with a 7200RPM spinner). Plus they are super fast.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820147188

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....alParent=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....alParent=1

I installed one of those on a 1.8GHz with 2GB of RAM laptop from 2007 and it made a world of difference.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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With a machine that has an old 479 CPU, you need to buy the Cheapest HD you can get as the machine is so outdated.

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G41M
Posts: 902

@whs, those are SATAs

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Hmm, did I miss something. Is he on IDE ??

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Xhi
Xhi
Posts: 6298

Both drives in his picture are IDE

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

G41M, both are IDE/PATA.

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