Been quite a while, but here I am again seeking the good geek minds. I actually have only 3 concerns:
1) I wish to upgrade my comp memory, which currently runs at 2 x 512mb on dual channel. I'm thinking of adding another 512mb, but I need your advice on which way I should go: buy a single 512 mb RAM or 2 x 256mb? If I buy 2 x 256mb, will it preserve my dual channel configuration?
2) My mobo supports SATA drives, but I'm currently using PATA (or non-SATA). I'm thinking of buying a SATA drive and transform my non-SATA into a slave drive. Is this possible? My non-SATA has a 200GB capacity and I'm planning to buy a 250Gb SATA drive.
3) If I buy a new drive, would I need to format it? Also, if I clone my old drive to the new drive and install the new drive as "master", will the new drive run my OS?
Selected computer specs: MOBO = ASUS P4P800SE; CPU = Intel Celeron; OS = WinXP
As always, I appreciate the geek opinion and expertise. Thanks very much.
Edited by WhiteKelso, 17 July 2006 - 09:09 AM.