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#313757 - 28th Apr 2009 9:29pm Is it possible.......................
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I have an old tower system that we used for games mainly, but now I don't have the husband, it sits gathering dust (the pc, not the husband). Can I put the hard drive into my other tower to make it work faster and have more space?? I tried putting a bigger memory card in it but it only seemed to make it slower if anything.

I know it's about 5 or 6 yrs old but it seems like it's being powered by a hamster called Gerald!!

Failing that, would it be better to just treat it like an old car and break it for spares??

Any advice gratefully received laugh
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#313759 - 28th Apr 2009 9:33pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: Wench]
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Only a good CPU (AMD 5000+ dual core) and a good motherboard would make the computer go faster!

No harm though adding a second hard drive and new motherboards (mobo) tend to take the newer DDR SDRAM's.


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#313765 - 28th Apr 2009 9:48pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: ]
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think I assume I won't lose anything off my hard drive if I add another one? Do they just "merge" or will it be partitioned?

I'm a bit dim when it comes to certain things to do with computers doh
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#313768 - 28th Apr 2009 9:58pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: Wench]
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It will appear as a second drive - but if you put it on the same cable as your current one you need to change the links on the drive to be a "slave" - right up your street!
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#313770 - 28th Apr 2009 9:59pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: Wench]
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no you wont lose any data, set one as master and the other as slave 1st though smile
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#313771 - 28th Apr 2009 10:01pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
It will appear as a second drive - but if you put it on the same cable as your current one you need to change the links on the drive to be a "slave" - right up your street!


I have "subs" not slaves raftl

Originally Posted By: _Ste_
no you wont lose any data, set one as master and the other as slave 1st though smile


How easy is it to do??
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#313773 - 28th Apr 2009 10:05pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: Wench]
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just as easy as flicking the light switch on laugh

Loook on the back and there will be pins, there will be a little plastic jumper which you use as your `switch` on the top of the drive it should say `cs slave or master` set it to slave on one and the other should be on master anyway smile
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#313774 - 28th Apr 2009 10:06pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: _Ste_]
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but the one with windows needs to be master
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#313775 - 28th Apr 2009 10:06pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: _Ste_]
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Can I "kill" anything if I make a mistake raftl

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but the one with windows needs to be master


Neither have windows - not even a skylight, and I don't need another Master raftl


Edited by PaganJay (28th Apr 2009 10:08pm)
Edit Reason: i'm in one of those moods lol meds have kicked in
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#313776 - 28th Apr 2009 10:08pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: Wench]
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nahhh, you can`t make a mistake raftl
its easy smile
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#313871 - 29th Apr 2009 1:57pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: _Ste_]
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wot speed is your tower currently?
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#313882 - 29th Apr 2009 2:15pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: Riki_Wirral]
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You could buy a hdd case and use the other hdd as an external USB drive.

Saves all the messing of jumpers and IDE cables etc.

One of these will do.

http://www.usbnow.co.uk/External_HDD_&_Cases-3.5%22_Hard_Drive_Cases/c10_25/index.html
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#313889 - 29th Apr 2009 2:23pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: AX_125]
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Just about to say about a HDD USB External case use it as a back up drive of some sort.. If you actually wanting to play the games that are on the HD in some cases it is possible but isnt in some othercases cause the game has to install on your main PC so it adds aload of stuff to the Registry and what nots.. But apart from that you can use it if you install it to your system making sure you set it to a slave drive swapping a little connection at the back of the hd but the best option is use a USB HDD Case it wont speed up your personal computer jaci it'l just give you more space to store stuff.. If you wanted to speed it up you either change the Processor of you system or upgrade your memory.. happy OR just my a faster computer lol if you where that desperate for more speed.
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#313944 - 29th Apr 2009 5:55pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: SoundLad]
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Originally Posted By: Riki_Wirral
wot speed is your tower currently?


Depends what mood Gerald the Hamster is in. It's very very slow but I think it's because of the amount of music and course work on it.

Originally Posted By: AX_125
You could buy a hdd case and use the other hdd as an external USB drive.

Saves all the messing of jumpers and IDE cables etc.

One of these will do.

http://www.usbnow.co.uk/External_HDD_&_Cases-3.5%22_Hard_Drive_Cases/c10_25/index.html

I shall look into that - cheers happy Ooooooooooooooooh I like the blue light one tease


Originally Posted By: SoundLad
Just about to say about a HDD USB External case use it as a back up drive of some sort.. If you actually wanting to play the games that are on the HD in some cases it is possible but isnt in some othercases cause the game has to install on your main PC so it adds aload of stuff to the Registry and what nots.. But apart from that you can use it if you install it to your system making sure you set it to a slave drive swapping a little connection at the back of the hd but the best option is use a USB HDD Case it wont speed up your personal computer jaci it'l just give you more space to store stuff.. If you wanted to speed it up you either change the Processor of you system or upgrade your memory.. happy OR just my a faster computer lol if you where that desperate for more speed.


The games have been wiped off it. I had to reformat it last year. I'd forgotten to reinstall Windows XP and have tried it but it gets so far and won't go any further - I'd guess it's safe to say it may well be fubard think I upgraded the memory on my main tower last year but it made bupkiss of an impact. Buying another one is not an option at the moment so it leaves me very few options.

Maybe breaking for parts is the best option raftl
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#314697 - 1st May 2009 11:14pm Re: Is it possible....................... [Re: Wench]
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Actually you could improve the speed of your computer in several ways.
1) click on start button control panel
click on system then look for the hardware tab click on it then you will see device Manager click on that in device manager click on disk drives to select then right click and go to properties, click on the policy tab tick the enable write caching on the disk.
More tips and tweaks on the net
http://www.build-your-own-computers.com/optimize-windows-xp-disk-performance.html


http://www.pctipsbox.com/speed-up-windows-by-optimizing-your-page-file/

other tips include defrag the drive too.
More here on DMA
http://www.pcauthorities.com/pc-speed/activate-dma-mode-for-ide-controller


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