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Old 05-20-2008, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I am not that great with computers.


Anyways, I was just wondering if I wanted to install another hard drive on my PC, would I have to configure or partition anything? Or simply install it and the necessary stuff and it would be cool?

Thanks for any help.
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Specs? Prebuilt computer?

Mostly likely just buy HDD, plug it in, boot into Windows, format it and use.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ok, i did that and its working, thank you for the help

i have another question, i will just post it here so I dont have to make a new thread and bog the forums...

Will a PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card work in a PCI Express x16 motherboard slot, sorry if thats a stupid question.. i just don't understand the concept behind 2.0
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Yes, it will work. The 2.0 has a higher throughput, but it will work in a 1.0 slot. There are very few motherboards out that utilize the 2.0 version as of yet.
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