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Topic # 26787 3-Oct-2008 13:11
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Hey me again,

Ive just brought a 120gb ide harddrive for my nec verse m400. Being couried as i write this.  I didnt realise their is a limit to amount of memory your motherboard can support.  Can anybody tell if my 120gb will be ok?  Got intel (R) cpu pentimum 4

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  Reply # 168809 3-Oct-2008 13:27
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Memory, yes, all motherboards have a limit, but hard drives a bit more forgiving.
It depends on the controller and BIOS.......   drop NEC an email/call and ask....




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  Reply # 168830 3-Oct-2008 15:38
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I could just flash the BIOS and it would work?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 168832 3-Oct-2008 15:52
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Like xpd said it would be best for you to check with NEC what your machine's BIOS version supports in terms of hard drive sizes.  And like xpd said the IDE controller type is important.  It may not be compatible with the drive you bought so you'll have to find that out too.

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