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I have an older model computer system with a 4 GB IDE Hard Drive. Can I change the Hard Drive out without having to change the motherboard or processor? Secondly ...
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    I have an older model computer system with a 4 GB IDE Hard Drive. Can I change the Hard Drive out without having to change the motherboard or processor? Secondly can I upgrade the Hard Drive to a bigger size.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Yes, you should be able to install any hard drive that the motherboard BIOS will support.
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    Thank you for that response. Now I just have to figure out what the motherboard will support.

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    If you don't have the hard copy owner manual for the computer, look for an online manual for the model of your computer, or at least one for the motherboard model if you know it to see what it might support.
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    Now that I think of it; I don't think I've ever seen a 4gb IDE drive. I don't guess I'm that old. ha.

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    I have 4. Also have 12 scsi 1.2 Gb drives. I guess that makes me old.
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