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I'd like to upgrade the RAM from 4MB to 8MB in my HP G72 notebook b20SA. I read mixed information. I'm sure HP's website says the maximum RAM for this notebook is 4MB - which seems small given that I can upgrade the hard disk to 1TB - but I'm sure I've seen suggestions that 8MB is possible.

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Please go through this document :http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-G72-Notebook-PC-series/4247537/model/4315565/document/c008200...

 

 

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The specs are a misprint. It can take up to 8 gigs.

 

Service manual

 

See p. 51 for "how-to".

 

Memory 2 customer-accessible/upgradable SODIMM slots

Supports dual-channel memory DDR3, 1333 MHz

 Supports up to 8 GB of system memory

 

4 GB  599092-001

 

https://www.amazon.com/HP-VH641AT-4-GB-DDR3-PC3-10600/dp/B0030L3B8E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=147922947...

 

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The specifications say:

 

Memory
4 GB DDR3 (2 x 2048 MB)
Memory Max
Supports up to 4 GB DDR3 memory
 

Every other piece of information suggests memory can be at least 8MB, if not 16 MB (for Windows 7 Home Premium). Another post states that the maximum memory given in the specification is a misprint. How can I confirm this?

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You have to use a little logic and knowledge of the hardware. It is a first generation Intel Core machine and the vast majority of those take 8 gigs of memory. Almost none take 16 gigs so that is not possible. The Service manual is always more reliable than the specifications, which often just say how much is the maximum HP would sell the laptop with, not how much the hardware will support, although in this case the specs seem to be saying it will only support 4 gigs. Nobody is saying you have to upgrade, but I am 99% sure you are going to be OK with 8 gigs. You are not going to get any better confirmation than that. 

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8GB is now flying along.

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