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Upgrade I would like to upgrade my hp pavilion dv9720us notebook. I now have the standard 2gb of RAM and 180gb of hard drive memory. I also have a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M graphics card. What can I upgrade and where do I find the parts and prices

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  • 11 Answers all the way baby! the max RAM you can have is 4gb in that thing, which is pretty good.

there ya go around $40....which is not bad at all. i paid 65 for my 4gb for my dell inspiron 1525, and newegg is the best for this stuff by far. The other specs on this thing look pretty good though. the only other thing you might want to do is get a 64 bit operating system, if you have the cash to get a new one, because that allows you to put that 4gb and the dual processor to better use than a 32bit one can.

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