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Old May 20, 2002, 11:14 PM
Sting4life_MB Sting4life_MB is offline
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Default Can I upgrade? [IBM; Aptiva; win95a]

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Im really int othe mp3 scene and I only have a 2.1 gb hard drive with 1.26 gb free...alot free for my size, but not enough for my constant downloading... I think I once saw that I could only upgrade to like either a 10 or 13 gb hard drive...why only that size? All I see for sale now-a-days is at least 20gb. If I could get 20 that'd be lovely but do I need to keep searching for a 10 or 13?


Model Number 2137-E24
Remanufactured Machine Type/Model Number 2137-XX4*
Case style Mini-tower
Processor Speed IBM K6 200MHz
System board chipset V58XA-1
System board form factor ATX
Slots (ISA/PCI/Shared) 3/2/1
Bays (Total/Open) 5/2
Ports (Serial/Parallel/USB) 1/1/2
Power Supply 200W Industry standard
Memory (type) 66MHz SDRAM DIMM
Standard/Maximum 24MB/64MB (successfully upgraded to 96mb)
Open Sockets 0 DIMM
L2 Cache (Standard/Maximum) 256K/256K
Hard file 2.1GB
Diskette Drive 3.5" 1.44MB
Video Chipset ATI Rage II+
3D Acceleration Yes
Video Memory (Internal/Maximum) 2MB SGRAM (not upgradable)
Open Sockets none

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Old May 21, 2002, 12:07 AM
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You are facing two limitations:

1) Windows 95a doesn't support FAT32 meaning the maximum logical partition size on a HD is 2gig.

2) Your BIOS may not support [url=***********.firmware.com/support/bios/lba.htm]LBA (Large Block Addressing) meaning the total hardrive space is limited to 8.4 gig

So on a Windows 95a O/S in a non LBA BIOS system the best you can do is to have 4 2gig partitions on an 8.4 gig drive. You can install a larger drive but it will only be recognised as an 8.4 gig drive.

If you upgrade to Win95b or later then the 2gig limit on partition size is removed due to the extra addressing capabilities of FAT32, however the 8.4 gig drive size limit remains due to the BIOS limitations.

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Old May 21, 2002, 09:54 AM
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Well, in all reality, I couldnt tell you if I had windows 95 a or b....help me out here.

If this helps any, I go to Control Panel > System and it reads this:

Microsoft Windows 95
4.00.950 B
IE5 500.3314.2101
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Old May 22, 2002, 12:26 AM
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Old May 22, 2002, 03:27 AM
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From those details it appears you have win95 version b so the better of the two main versions although there was a c release as well, it didn't provide much improvement from b.

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Ok, but that still doesnt answer my main question...
 

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