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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:47 pm 
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first, my old system's 30gig quantum fireball died (if anyone remembers...). it was a hp pavilion 8665c (given to me from my aunt when i was 11, or about 3 years ago). before the drive died, i was experiencing random freezing, which i found to be the cpu overheating.

so now, im considering a new, cheap hsf for the 700mhz p3, along with a new 80gig w/ 8mb cache. my question is, will the bios support the bigger hard drive? if anyone has/had a similar p3 running with a big hdd with no problems, please post, so i can assure that itll work.

i also tried to solve this question on the site, and searched for a bios update, but they only had a new chipset update.

thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:39 pm 
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Being a PIII 733 it should support up to 137GB with no problem other than possibly a BIOS update.


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probably....you could also check for a BIOS update for your system

you shouldnt have trouble


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Larger HD should work, but you'll be better off getting a controller card that supports 48 bit addressing if we're talking about something 120+ gigs.


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alright thx guys. hp doesnt have any bios updates, only updates for the 810 chipset. might as well splurge for the extra 20 dollars for 120 gigs then right?


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ocnoob wrote:
alright thx guys. hp doesnt have any bios updates, only updates for the 810 chipset. might as well splurge for the extra 20 dollars for 120 gigs then right?


If you have problems, can't you always just partition?

(I am actually asking that for real).

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:20 am 
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I shoe-horned an 82GB Deskstar (not one of the models that had issues) into an older HP PII system, and partitioned it off in 10 GB chunks. The only issue I had with it was that the 98 and 2000 assigned drive labels and letters differently. Sometimes 98 would forget the labels altogether. Never had any other issues with it.


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ocnoob wrote:
alright thx guys. hp doesnt have any bios updates, only updates for the 810 chipset. might as well splurge for the extra 20 dollars for 120 gigs then right?
yea, the system should support up to 123 or 127, its different on some systems, so going with a 120 should be fine and will be lower than the 123 or 127 threshold. on the 120 drive i would reccommend the seagate 120 7200rpm drive, great performance and whisper quiet.


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