I have a four-year old HP pavilion that is hanging in there pretty well I upgraded it last year to it's max of 1 GB memory; but, I keep running up against the limit of it's OEM HDD of 40 GB.
I have looked into replacing it, and have found reasonable prices for 80- 100 GB ATA laptop drives ($80-$150), so I'm leaning towards lengthening it's lifespan by buying and installing a new one.
My question is this: the OEM is a 5400 rpm drive; I've found I can upgrade to a 7200 rpm drive....will that have any significant effect on:
1) heat production under the hood
2) stressing the power supply (which I can't/won't replace (for obvious reasons).
Thanks in advance for any insights.
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