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How Many Gigabytes

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#1 flashystunnaboy


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:18 AM

what is the most amount of gigabytes a cpu can have, mines came with 71.4, and i still have about 62 left


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:45 AM

I think that you may be confusing "CPU" with "HDD"...CPU's or Central Processing Units are electronic units built into your motherboard...They are the brains of the computer...HDD or Hard Drive's are the devices that store the computers O/S, files and programs...They are storage devices...CPU's are not...

That being said Hard drives range in size capacity...The larger the capacity the higher the price...There are many that go into Tetrabytes...

If you still have 62gig left on a 72gig hard drive you have plenty of room left.

If you decide that you need a larger one there are things to consider...If it is for a laptop, it will have to be compatible to the unit itself (physical size). If it is for a desk top physical size doesn't mean a whole lot...If it will fit in the case and plug in right you should be good to go...
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:00 PM

If that is a hard drive as Doug has suggested then that's probably a 80GB hdd, they knock off some of that amount for swap space which is needed to operate properly.

The size of the dive in GBs use to be a real consideration, there was a time that the BIOS would only recognized a maximum of 137GB. Service Pack 2 for XP took care of that, so if you have SP2 then this isn't a problem.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:17 PM

Just a note, SP1 solved the 137GB barrier, http://www.datarecovery.com.sg/data_recove...for_windows.htm .

Many persons think SP2 solved it, probably because both SP1 and SP2 seem to have been released so long ago :thumbsup:.


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