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Old 01-04-2013, 04:32 AM   #21
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Just an update - The part has arrived today, I have had to change power supplies, Installed a new DVD drive and got rid of CD drive, Now to play the ram guessing game..
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Computer memory upgrades for Acer Aspire SA85 Desktop/PC from Crucial.com


Looks like it's DDR. You should be able to put in any DDR and it should work, but that link (I think) is designed just for that PC.
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Computer memory upgrades for Acer Aspire SA85 Desktop/PC from Crucial.com

Looks like it's DDR. You should be able to put in any DDR and it should work, but that link (I think) is designed just for that PC.
Yeah I checked that out today and I was thinking just that same thing and didn't post about it, thanks for that jmac
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I will let you as to how I go..
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I'm curious, why do you want the 40 and the 80 gig in with your 500 gig HDD?

Did you know that you can partition your 500 gig HDD into two or more drives?

EDIT: by the way I have my 500 gig HDD partitioned to C: and D:. That way I can run Windows on C: and archive files on D:. Whatever happens to C: like crashes or reinstalling/upgrade Windows will not affect the D: drive. It will remain intact.

Well, as long as the drive doesn't crap out.
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I'm curious, why do you want the 40 and the 80 gig in with your 500 gig HDD?

Did you know that you can partition your 500 gig HDD into two or more drives?

EDIT: by the way I have my 500 gig HDD partitioned to C: and D:. That way I can run Windows on C: and archive files on D:. Whatever happens to C: like crashes or reinstalling/upgrade Windows will not affect the D: drive. It will remain intact.

Well, as long as the drive doesn't crap out.
Yes I did know that you can do that but just haven't tried it. After installing ram and graphics card I will fresh install windows and then it..
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Good deal. When you install Windows you'll have the option of partitioning your drive, just tell it how many MBs you want for your C drive and then you can prepare the partitions before Windows begin.
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I might wait until I have completed the install..
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So it power on and I suspect it is something to do with the button as I have had trouble when I first got it..
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